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The York Dungeon

12 Clifford Street, York YO1 9RD, England
+44 1904 632599
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2000 Years of York's Dark Grizzly History! The York Dungeon is a must-see, uniquely thrilling attraction that will take you back to the city's darkest history. See, hear, smell and feel York's stories come to life before your eyes as frighteningly funny characters transport you through time. Surprises await you at The Dungeon... Fear the Vikings as they invade and conquer York. Discover Guy Fawkes' Gunpowder Plot and what really happened that November night. 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. Visit our website for more information on opening times. Plus book your tickets online to save money and guarantee entry!
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  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
12 Clifford Street, York YO1 9RD, England
+44 1904 632599
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Reviewed yesterday

This is one of York's best attractions. The staff are great fun and really get into character. We laughed the whole time. Audience participation is a must. We've visited Edinburgh dungeons but York tops that.

Thank Audrey M
Reviewed yesterday

This was the best experience of our entire holiday!!! Thought Jorvik was good but this was so much better - a bit like Horrible Histories on steroids! All the actors were great, although the plague nurse was the best (and the creepiest!) Worth every penny!

Thank lochsong123
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After visiting Edinburgh and Blackpool Tower Dungeons, which I found to be similar in style and theme, the York Dungeon blows them all away. They dare to be different and are much better for it. Would highly recommend.

Thank David M
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is not suitable for children under about the age of ten or children with a nervous disposition as it is very dark inside which adds to the atmosphere and it also has times when the lights go out completely for short periods.

Thank 51scorpio
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Doesn’t matter how often you visit York try to visit the dungeons on one of your visits. It was good fun and staff are all friendly. It’s not what I expected as I’ve visited dungeons in London a few years back which was more scary...More

Thank 123wren2017
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you don't do anything else in York, do this. Admission for over 10 Yrs, which I think is correct. Despite English being my children's second language, the acting made it easier to stay focussed.

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

this was a great way to pass some time and soak up some history at the same time. It was very interesting and very amusing with all the fun actor's and staff showing a fun way with history .big thumbs up.

Thank tony s
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went here as we got a York pass, had to wait a while for the tour to start but well worth it. The staff are very very good and make it a very enjoyable experience. If your in york take a visit here, well worth...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 4 days ago

This attraction is so entertaining. It's very informative about York's history and the actors are brilliant and involve the audience all through the tour. The special effects are fab, especially the leeches in the seats!

Thank Henrystravels
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My son turned 10 and really wanted to visit the dungeons...i had been before and new he would love it.It is a little jumpy and scary in parts I Deffinitly wouldn't take my daughter who is 5 and left her at home with granny..but my...More

Thank zoe p
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October 1, 2017|
Response from JolandaSneppie | Reviewed this property |
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Yes, I saw no restrictions for bags.