With a love of all things macabre, tongue in cheek and historic there was no question that we would be going on the York Ghost Bus Tour on our recent visit to the city.
Having previously taken part in the Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tour and something similar in Dublin, we felt well prepared!
Boarding at the train station, we were whisked aboard a vintage Necrobus. Previously used as a funeral bus in London, it would transport the grieving families and their lost loved ones to their final resting place. These days, the inside of the bus are decked out in sumptuous velvet with black out curtains and cutesy lamp shades.
Our guide for the evening was Ramsey Trott.
Starting at the station, we were shown around the haunted highlights of the city from the bus with running commentary pointing out gruesome details by Ramsey. After a quick stop at Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate to hear some more stories we hopped back on the bus for more ghostly goings on. Despite us being very regular visitors to York, we actually discovered a few new places we had never seen before by riding on the bus!
The York Ghost Bus tour is around 75 minutes long and adults tickets are £15 for Adults. The bus tour is a more sedate look at the haunted side of the city compared to the walking tours and is certainly more light hearted but it is so much fun. Having done the Edinburgh tour with my Mam and then the York with my husband, we can’t wait to try the London tour too!
Just for dramatic effect, here’s a picture of our host from Edinburgh.