Murder Mysteries in York

The historic capital of an ancient Viking, Celtic and Roman melting pot is the proud walled city of York. The York Minster is the largest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe and the vast array of medieval churches is rivalled only by the number of pubs full of character and fine ales. Squeezed within rugged Roman walls, the city is full of exciting treasures and contrasting features.

Founded two millennia ago by the mighty Romans, York has a well documented ghostly charm as many a crime tales are set within the proud walls of this “Capital of the North”. It’s certainly one of our favourite locations for murder mystery events!


We are betrayed... This mystery combines gadgets and espionage to create an experience that will leave you shaken and stirred.

The Game's Afoot! A traditional murder mystery evening with lords, ladies, maids and butlers... And Sherlock Holmes himself!

An offer you can't refuse... There's been a murder at the heart of the mob, if it isn't solved soon police are expecting total war!

Murder Mystery Venues in York

Here are a few venue recommendations in York that are suitable to hold one of our murder mystery events. We may have suggested particular murder mysteries below, but don't be fooled - we can run all of our events at the majority of venues.

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The Principal York Hotel

Located at the heart of this breathtaking historic city is the luxurious Principal York Hotel. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, with spectacular views, the hotel is one of our favourite murder mystery spots as it effortlessly blends sumptuous decor with historic charm making it the ideal setting for our capers.

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Hotel Du Vin York

A beautiful Grade II-listed building dating back to the early 19th century, Hotel du Vin sits in a tranquil area of York known as The Mount, close to the city's historic centre. Formerly a private home then an orphanage, the hotel oozes mystery and stately Georgian charm. We love the Ouse with its deep red walls, just perfect for our Who Killed His Lordship.

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The Grange Hotel

A classic Regency townhouse, The Grange Hotel was built in 1829 for wealthy members of the York clergy. The award winning boutique hotel combines stylish luxury with period features making it a true landmark of York hospitality. We simply adore The Library and the Drawing Room as an intimate setting for our classic On Her Majesty's Service.

This is just a selection of venues available. For even more choice, and for access to our best rates, contact us to make use of our free venue finding service.