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The Polite Tourist True Crime Walks

The Polite Tourist True Crime Walks

True Crime Walks through Victorian History. Through York, Scarboro’, Leeds and Beyond.

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The Polite Tourist offers true crime walks through Victorian history. Through York, Scarboro’, Leeds and beyond.

As dusk beckons, and as The Polite Tourist peels back the long shadows which lurk just out of view – find yourself spirited back to the cruel streets and darkened passageways of a Victorian world and to a place where death was ever present.

And as you walk along the old, unquiet streets and through the dark and crooked labyrinths to a Victorian yesteryear of death and despair, crime, disorder, murder and mayhem – the long forgotten tales of those folk who once claimed these streets as their own will be revealed.

Innovative, meticulously researched and inspired by true crime stories from the Victorian era – our walks are designed to offer an informative and unique experience with a professional and spirited storyteller.

Our coterie of storytellers includes the celebrated Lady Brigante – a sleuth of infamy, wanderer of unquiet graveyards and the bête noire of the long forgotten dead.


“If you are in York make sure you book a tour with the Polite Tourist on her wanderings through the dark side of the city. We did and it was fantastic!” - YORK FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY


For all of the whispers from the archives and unquiet graveyards of a celebrated seeker of the dead – sign up to 'The Brigante Chronicles' and step inside a twilight world rife with mysterious happenstance and feats of every egregious kind.

“Placing my trust in the erudition and resourcefulness of Lady Brigante, I allowed her to lead me on a walking tour through the dark, narrow, and labyrinthine streets of York; and I found myself spellbound by the Dark Lady’s tales of history, and murder.” - AUTHOR CREEPY CAT

The Polite Tourist True Crime Walks

“'Walk awhile with The Polite Tourist and hear the tales of those misfits and miscreants who have ALL been lost to history – until NOW!'”

Tee Bylo - Company Founder