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Mad Alice Presents: THE BLOODY TOUR OF YORK 

Blood has spilled on every street in York over its 2000 year history. 
In a city famous for its ghosts, discover the true dark history of York. Its origins as “The capital of the North” began with the Romans which eventually led to the invasions of The Vikings and the Normans. 
Join your costumed guide Mad Alice as she leads visitors on a journey down the winding back streets as she regales you with stories of torture and executions, highwaymen and witches, saints and cats......CATS??? 
Mad Alice, who reportedly died in 1825, is a figure of local folklore. Was she hanged as a mad woman? Did she poison her husband? Certainly there’s a lane named after her. 
Uncover the truth about some of the cities famous characters such as Dick Turpin and Guy Fawkes. 
Mad Alice promises a tour like no other. Suitable for all the family, this tour is as entertaining as it is informative. For the first time visitor to York to the local, those that have a few days here to the flying visit, it's guaranteed that this tour will have you learning at least one fact you never knew about the city as you take a walk to all the city’s historical and blood-thirsty landmarks. 

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The history of York spans nearly 2000 years. Beginning with the Romans in AD71, the city of Eboracum was one of the most important cities in Britain and was home to the most powerful armies in the Roman Empire, The Ninth Legion Hispania, also known as the “The Lost Legion”. 
The Anglo-Saxons moved in during the 5th century and renamed the city Eoforwic. Wanting to stamp their mark on this important stronghold in the North of England, the Vikings invaded the city in AD866 and changed the name of the city once again to Jorvik. 
With the Normans invading from the south, William The Conqueror captured the city in 1067 and retaining its title of “The Capital of the North” Jorvik was shortened to York. And so the legacy of the city continues! 
With nearly 2000 years of history of Romans, Vikings, Normans, Medieval Kings and Queens, highwaymen and many more, this is the only tour which gives you all the gory details! 
Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday 
 
Times: 
January – Prebookings only 
February/March – 18:00 
April to October - 18:00 & 20:00 
November - 18:00 
December – Prebookings only 
 
Prices: 
Adults - £5.00 
Children 14 & under - £3.00 
 
Tours suspended November 14th 2016 - December 2nd 2016 
The history of York spans nearly 2000 years. Beginning with the Romans in AD71, the city of Eboracum was one of the most important cities in Britain and was home to the most powerful armies in the Roman Empire, The Ninth Legion Hispania, also known as the “The Lost Legion”. 
The Anglo-Saxons moved in during the 5th century and renamed the city Eoforwic. Wanting to stamp their mark on this important stronghold in the North of England, the Vikings invaded the city in AD866 and changed the name of the city once again to Jorvik. 
With the Normans invading from the south, William The Conqueror captured the city in 1067 and retaining its title of “The Capital of the North” Jorvik was shortened to York. And so the legacy of the city continues! 
With nearly 2000 years of history of Romans, Vikings, Normans, Medieval Kings and Queens, highwaymen and many more, this is the only tour which gives you all the gory details! 
Find Us 
Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday 
 
Times: 
January – Prebookings only 
February/March – 18:00 
April to November - 18:00 & 20:00 
December – Prebookings only 
 
Prices: 
Adults - £5.00 
Children 14 & under - £3.00 
 
Meet outside St Williams College, College Street, York YO1 7JF 
 
Tour lasts 90 minutes and covers some distance exploring all the major landmarks, so decent footwear will be an advantage (as is a brolly about 80% of the time!) 
Please note in extreme weather conditions the tour may be cancelled. 
 
Private bookings available everyday on request. 
Telephone Mad Alice now on 07584 855 443 
Meet outside St Williams College, College Street, York YO1 7JF 
 
Tour lasts 90 minutes and covers some distance exploring all the major landmarks, so decent footwear will be an advantage (as is a brolly about 80% of the time!) 
Please note in extreme weather conditions the tour may be cancelled. 
 
Private bookings available everyday on request. 
Telephone Mad Alice now on 07584 855 443