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The Guildhall, York
Halloween Terroooooor... with fancy dress! 

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 31st October 2015 
£40pp (Deposit £20)
Fancy dress theme:
Cold Buffet, Hot Drinks

Oyez, oyez, oyez!

My lords, ladies, and gentlemen, forsooth; tis with great pleasure that I doth today foretell of an extra-ordinary ghostly hunt within the township of ye City of York… to be held within ye ancient and hallowed walls of ye Guildhall, t’will be an event so rare within this calendar year, with foods so rich in taste to tempt one and all, a feast to be enjoyed by all who attend this gathering.  Ye fayre for this sumptuous medieval feast (cold buffet) will include: A selection of cold meats, a deliciously seasoned Ham joint, Chicken, chunks of roasted sausage, roasted potatoes with chunks of roasted onions with a medieval sauce, baked bread rolls with cheese and garden salad, tomatoes and various small fruits, all to be served by a serving wench.

The Event

Medieval dress is requested of those attending, indeed it will be of interest to see for ourselves the reaction to this event by the medieval populace of York.

You will be very much a part of the team on this event, taking part in some intense vigils and being able to use the team's equipment. The event will start promptly at the time specified on the events page, and we ask that all attendees be at the venue at least 30 minutes prior to the event start time.

A tour of the event location will be undertaken before ALL the lights are turned off. There will be set refreshment breaks when drinks and snacks will be provided for you. if anyone has any special dietary requirements please telephone 0781 555 2495 to arrange this.

Health and Safety

Please be aware that persons considered to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs with be refused admission and asked to leave the event with no refunds being given (refer to Terms and Conditions).A good pair of shoes and warm clothing are advised on our events as some venues/locations can be very cold.  This location features a lot of stairs to climb and some areas are inaccessible to wheel chairs.



The ancient City of York is famed for being one of (if not the) most haunted cities in Europe, no surprise then that Shadows of the Night have chosen this location to investigate.

With its foundations set firmly in the 15th century, Guildhall is one of the oldest buildings in York, it did however sustain a lot of air raid bomb damage and, as a result of this bombing, the building had to be lovingly and painstakingly restored using the original stone walls to form a frame for the 'new' hall.  The inner chamber miraculously survived the bombing, and so the paneled walls, mason's marks and two hidden staircases are still in situ.

The Guildhall has served many purposes and many influential people such a King Richard lll (in 1483) have had cause to visit here.  However Guildhall is perhaps known better for its part in the trial of Margaret Clitheroe.  Margaret was arrested and tried for practising Catholicism and for harbouring Roman Catholic priests in 1586.  At her trial, she was found guilty, her punishment (no doubt as a warning to others) was that she be crushed to death; a long and undeniably painful process, taking 15 minutes to kill her.  One of her arms stands the macabre test of time in the Chapel of the Bar convent.


There have been many reports of paranormal activity at Guildhall, with perhaps the most bizarre being the discovery (by staff) of a child's footprint on top of a grandfather clock. Footsteps, doors slamming, ethereal voices and dark shadows, all this and much more await those who enter the doors of York Guildhall.


Coney Street, York, YO1 9QN

Note: The Guildhall is in the pedestrianised area of York City Centre. Visit Parkopedia to find the nearest public parking spaces and directions to them.

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