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WHEN CAN I WALK?

You can enjoy a meander through the fascinating streets of York with the Lady Brigante on the following days:

Sunday Morning FROM 9am

Sunday Evening FROM 7pm

Wednesday Evening FROM 7pm

Thursday Evening FROM 7pm

Friday Evening FROM 7pm

Death in a Chocolate Box will also present some more unique walks in celebration of the solstice from the promise of summer through to the advent of winter!

HOW LONG WILL A WALK LAST?

Although our Lady B should take up no more than two hours of your precious time – she welcomes curious minds and a question from an inquisitive fellow wanderer may add an additional few minutes to your walk.

REMIND ME OF THE COST?

A ticket will cost £12.

WHERE CAN I BUY A TICKET?

You can buy a ticket from our box office with Ticket Tailor.

However, if you would prefer to talk to a real human – that’s fine too!

Our telephone number is 07485 216628.

Or you can drop us a message at hello@politetourist.com or by Whatsapp or Signal to @politetourist and if there are tickets available – we will be happy to oblige.

Contactless payments are accepted.

TELL ME THE PLACE WE RENDEZVOUS?

As our walks through the snickelways and secret passages through York vary according to the chosen day – the locations for our place of rendezvous along with information on public transport and nearby car parks can be found within the description for every walk we offer.

I HAVE BOUGHT A TICKET BUT NEED TO CANCEL – WHAT DO I DO?

Message us by email to hello@politetourist.com or by Whatsapp or Signal to @politeTourist and we can offer you assistance with the choice of an alternative day for your walk or arrange a refund.

HOW ACCESSIBLE ARE YOUR WALKS?

As Death in a Chocolate Box Limited is determined to offer our clients a professional service in accordance with our values of inclusivity and responsibility – we have an Accessibility and Inclusivity Policy.

Although we are confident that this policy will offer information about our walks in which to make an informed decision – comments and suggestions are always welcome!

AND WHAT OF THE WEATHER?

As Ranulph Fiennes once famously quipped that “There is no such thing as bad weather only inappropriate clothing.” – sturdy shoes, umbrella, cosy waterproof clothing and a cheerful disposition should be just the ticket!

However, if you want to make sure that you are fully prepared – why not take a quick look at our weather app on this website?

WOULD YOU OFFER A PRIVATE WALK FOR A GROUP?

Absolutely!

Message us by email to hello@politetourist.com or by Whatsapp or Signal to @PoliteTourist.

Our telephone number is 07485 216628.

ARE THERE ANY GHOSTS?

As the City of York is home to many ghosts and is arguably one of Europe’s most haunted cities – we cannot promise you that during our walk some mischievous spirit or restless soul will NOT make their presence known!

WHY ARE YOUR WALKS NOT SUITABLE FOR THOSE UNDER THE AGE OF 12 YEARS?

As our walks share the untold tales of long forgotten folk with their real stories of tears, heartache and tragedy including suicide and murder – we believe that young people of an impressible age may struggle emotionally with the telling of these stories.

Our meticulously researched stories of ordinary folk with their lives woven into the rich fabric of York’s varied and challenging social history are also not for those of a sensitive nature.

AND WHAT ABOUT MY CONCERNS OVER CORONAVIRUS?

In this brave new world we now find ourselves in – Death in a Chocolate Box Limited is committed to providing an enjoyable AND safe experience for our clients.

And in these uncertain times – those considering taking a walking tour may understandably have concerns about their health and safety.

However, we hope that our Public Health Policy will offer a note of reassurance.

WHO OR WHAT IS DEATH IN A CHOCOLATE BOX?

Inspired by true crime stories from the Victorian era and through the lives of ordinary people whose tales are woven into the rich fabric of an ancient city’s social history – Death in a Chocolate Box Limited offers walking tours through the streets of York.

Meticulously researched and innovative – our tours are designed to offer an informative and unique walk with an experienced storyteller.

You can also discover a selection of thoughtful gifts in our on-line store, including our unique ‘Yorky Grit’ AND there is some rather attractive and sustainable gift wrap available too!

Our unique forum Beneath Thy Feet also welcomes those with an interest in our walking tours.

BENEATH THY FEET? TELL ME MORE!

Our forum has been created for our fellow wanderers to quench those unanswered questions, appease the curious and dispel gossip from truth for as Walt Whitman once said ‘Be curious, not judgemental’.

And if, the tales of the Lady Brigante have ignited your fascination and riddled with curiosity a question remains unanswered or you are somewhat feeling piqued after your walk – let’s talk!

We ask all who wish to join Beneath Thy Feet to open a registered account.

There is no charge and your details remain safe in accordance with the terms of our Privacy Policy.

TELL ME MORE ABOUT DEATH IN A CHOCOLATE BOX!

Death in a Chocolate Box is a company limited by shares and registered in England.

Our company number is 12282903 with a registered address of Anvil Lodge. Thanet Road. York. North Yorkshire. United Kingdom. YO24 2PH.

Death in a Chocolate Box Limited carries full public liability insurance and our team are registered and verified with the UK Government Disclosure and Barring Service.

The Lady Brigante is a professional genealogist and a volunteer taphophile with The Friends of York Cemetery Trust.

We are also a member with Visit York and a proud member of Indie York.

In addition, and with our adherence to UK Government and public health guidance – Death in a Chocolate Box Limited has been awarded the ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard and consumer mark.

I’M INTRIGUED- WHY THE NAME OF ‘DEATH IN A CHOCOLATE BOX’?

The City of York is as synonymous with chocolate as the Queen is to the City of London and our city with her glorious Minster, quaint medieval streets, green parks and sandstone castle turrets has often been described as a ‘Chocolate Box’ and as our walking tours share the tales of the extraordinary deaths of those ordinary folk – the name of Death in a Chocolate Box all but suggested itself!

BUT WHO IS THE LADY BRIGANTE?

The Lady Brigante loves nothing more than shocking unsuspecting folk with the tale that she was abandoned at birth by gypsies and raised en famille with kindly mice in the crypt of an old church.

Alas! The truth is altogether more unremarkable for although blessed with an illustrious and extensive lineage – Lady B was in truth raised in genteel affluence in the shadow of a ceremonial stone gatehouse in the ancient City of York.

AND as the sun falls on yet another day – the Lady B goes in search of the dead! For if she’s not wandering through a cemetery, or musing upon the discovery of a mysterious bundle of ephemera – she will be leading unsuspecting folk through the snickelways and secret passages of her home city as the storyteller on behalf of us here at Death in a Chocolate Box.

However, if a walking tour through this ancient city of warring armies, restless ghosts, religious persecution, delicious chocolate, and infamous outlaws is not possible for you – why not cross the threshold to a little slice of the web to which the Lady B has since laid claim?

The Brigante Chronicles ‘With Quill and Ink by Candlelight’

And if you would like to dig deeper and take a peek at the bundles of old documents, burial records, and hear the untold tales of nefarious deeds and suspicious deaths – why not step inside the twilight world of a celebrated storyteller and seeker of the dead?

You can also discover more from the exclusive Brigante Archives with the Lady B on Ko-fi.

AND YOUR PLANS FOR DEATH IN A CHOCOLATE BOX?

Autumn 2022 will see the launch of something VERY exclusive AND exciting!

HOW CAN I FOLLOW ALL THE NEWS?

You can discover Death in a Chocolate Box on IG, Facebook and Twitter.

However, for all the gossip and exciting discoveries – subscribe to The Brigante Chronicles to bring forth EVERY snippet of chatter direct to your inbox!

Death in a Chocolate Box can also be found on the Visit York website.

I CAN’T FIND YOU ON TRIPADVISOR – WHY?

As Death in a Chocolate Box Limited opposes discrimination, racism and hate crime in ALL forms and in keeping with the United Nations February 2020 decree that TripAdvisor are fuelling human rights violations while supporting an illegal situation in the State of Palestine – we will not be using TripAdvisor until further notice.

Our TripAdvisor Statement offers further clarification.

However, as Death in a Chocolate Box is proudly listed on Google My Business – reviews are welcomed!

CAN I SHARE YOUR NEWS AND YOUR IMAGES?

Of course! However, as the text, images and videos on this website are the copyright of Death in a Chocolate Box Limited – we ask that you fully and accurately credit our work and provide a link back to our website.

Death in a Chocolate Box and the figurative mark are registered trademarks with the Patent Office of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and are the property of Death in a Chocolate Box Limited.


Last Updated: July 2022