Original Ghost Walk - King's Staith, York, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 53° 57.431 W 001° 04.989
30U E 625770 N 5980459
Quick Description: The board at the start of the walk claims it to be "a night of mystery and imagination" and the original of this type of attraction - a ghost walk.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/14/2014 8:47:42 AM
Waymark Code: WMMFQE
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Bryan
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Long Description:

The co-ordinates are for the walk's starting point which is just south of the Ouse Bridge near the King's Arms public house. The walks start at 8pm but latecomers can catch up with the walk at Cliffords Tower (53° 57.338'N; 001° 04.782'W) at 8.30pm.

There is a wall mounted sign at the starting point that tells us:

Ghost Walk
Worlds No 1
Start Here
A night of mystery &
Late comers Cliffords Tower

The Original Ghost Walk of York website tells us:

All guides are City, County (Blue Badge) or Equity Qualified - one has a degree in Yorkshire history! We can conduct or advise on tours in Yorkshire or across England's North Country.

We all admit to a love for "live" theatre and our work includes; lectures across Britain and Europe; research for TV programme's; performing in York Mystery Plays, Jorvik Festival, Early Music Festival and local theatre and radio.

The Walk was established before 1973 and was an original creation believed to be the first in the world. The Walk aims to be accurate, authentic and genuine, exploring a world of folklore, legend and dreams. We do not need to stage manage tricks or gimmicks but remain above all a fun night out.

We promise a unique opportunity to discover the hidden magic of our Ancient City through the real art of storytelling. Tales are drawn from the immense History of York and are told against a backdrop of haunting beauty. We walk in the very footsteps of those who have passed before.

As a result of our success, our stories are renowned and retold all over the world.

Recommended and seen on Sky Sports, Sky - Austin Mitchell, BBC - Pebble Mill, Channel 4, Scottish Passport, Hong Kong TVB, USA - Laura McKenzie and Roger Ebert, Australia - Jeff Watson, plus Belgian, Scandanavian and German television.

Performed regularly for local radio also BBC World Service, Travel Programme's - Sue Cook, Valerie Singleton, Judith Charmers and Claire Grogan, plus New Zealand and Norwegian Radio Dramas.

Featured extensively in magazines - ME, Woman's Own, in newspapers - Sunday Times, Sunday Post, Daily Telegraph, Sun, Guardian and similar around the world from Canada to Brazil.

Dates of Operation: From: 1/1/2014 To: 12/31/2014

Regular Hours of Operation: From: 8:00 PM To: 12:00 AM

Entry Fee: 5.00 (listed in local currency)

Minimum Age: 15

Physical Address:
King's Arms
King's Staith
York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom

Phone Number: 01904 764222

Web Address: [Web Link]

Type of Attraction: Haunted Walk

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