A spellbinding 1hr walking tour through the magical streets of this medieval city.
Explore old York and hear fascinating historical tales, with a focus on those relating to Witchcraft, the spooky, and the strange.
In a tour that brings together history, magic and a sense that we can learn from the past, you are sure to fall in love with the city, its hidden gems and its fascinating, sometimes chilling, past.
Student/Senior (65yrs +)
*(£6 Special for additional children)
Meet your witch guide at the street sign “Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate”.
That’s just at the end of Shambles by St. Crux Church.
Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate, York YO1 8BL
Please arrive at least 5 minutes early to check-in. No-shows will not be refunded.
Our guide (Eris) was very funny and we went to very interesting places. I liked that there was something for everyone (historical and fictional) and there was encouragement for people to support the campaign that fights for people accused and convicted under the Witchcraft Act. Highly recommend!
Lisa (aka Eris) was a great guide. Very informative and a great character. She also took the time afterwards to talk to me more about the movement to right to the wrongs of the past in regards to the accused and gave me so interesting things to look up in my free time. The history was very interesting, and the jokes were cute. Loved how engaging she was. Didn’t feel like you were being talked at, but we’re actually part of her conversation. I would definitely recommend this tour.
The tour was led by "Emerald" and done completely in character as a benevolent witch. It takes roughly an hour and will teach you some nice facts about Edinburgh's history - not all of them witch related. Our tour guide was extremely enthusiastic and funny. Highly recommended..
Our witch guide, Celine, was brilliant, thoroughly entertaining and very informative! I felt like I learned a thing or two, as well as being entertained. I was debating whether I needed to go on this or just explore by myself, but I'm so glad I booked. It's a great way to explore the city and learn about its past!
The tour was fascinating, as I hadn't been to York before. The stories were intriguing, and I can say I've learned something new (I don't want to spoil others' experiences). The witch knew her stuff, and she was making the stories funny, even if they were macabre. I recommend this tour to those who have not been to York.
Went on the tour earlier this evening. WOW… it was fun! Very interesting! Had a laugh! Just generally a very good experience. The potion making is a must. It just finishes the tour off with that little bit extra. The tour guide Thursday 29th December 2022 was fantastic!!!!! All the staff at the potion room were great too! It was that good… we are booking it again for next time we are in York!
Tour guide was very funny and enthusiastic and stayed in character the whole time. Lovely walk along the south bank and across the river towards Saint Paul’s. Lots of interesting history about witches in London and origins of witches generally.
Did this lovely walk last night with Esmeralda. Was in character to the end. Very informative of the history during the walk. Learnt and found parts of London that was not aware of. Well Done. A must do while in London.
We came from Argentina to visit friends and we all took this wonderful tour together. Besides being very fun, Lou, the witch guide thought us a lot about London history. We got to know wonderful spots of the city. I highly recommend this evening walking tour. Next time we come to London we will do it again!