Overview & description

The York Dungeon is a unique visitor attraction that brings together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, stages and scenes in a truly unique and exciting walkthrough experience that you see, hear, touch, smell and feel. It's hilarious fun and sometimes a bit scary.

Your 75 minute journey will take you through 2000 years of York's dark history. Guided by a full cast of actors, you and your companions walk through The Dungeon, moving from show to show. Shows are based on York’s real history (minus the boring bits). You'll get up close and personal with local legends including Eric Bloodaxe and Dick Turpin.

It's a fully themed experience. That means 360° sets, full on authenticity and theatrical storytelling. On your journey you’ll pass through York Castle Prison and hear the tale of the notorious highwayman Dick Turpin; join the Traitors Rebellion as Henry VIII brings the wrath of the Tudors against the City of York and discover what happened to Guy Fawkes after he was caught?

- Discover Guy Fawkes’ Gunpowder Plot and what really happened that November night.
- Come face to face with the most blood-thirsty Vikings of York.
- Will you crack under the pressure of the Torturer and his intimidating instruments?
- Step inside Castle Prison and delve into Dick Turpin’s infamous crimes.

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Type Price
Child up to 15 From £7.95 to £11.95
Family (2+2) From £35.00 to £49.95
Concession From £9.95 to £14.95
Adult 16+ From £9.95 to £15.95