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Review of The York Dungeon

The York Dungeon
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$50.97*
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The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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$67.07*
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Private Ghost Tour of York
Ranked #3 of 26 Fun & Games in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed January 2, 2012

Enjoyed the dungeons but having visited Edinburgh's Dungeons didn't think it was quite as good. Definitely worth going to if you haven't been to the dungeons before.

Thank Anna T
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Reviewed December 31, 2011

We were lucky to have 2 for 1 vouchers which meant that we paid £15 for two. It is an interesting experience although slightly silly in parts. The scene with Father Christmas was pointless and not as good as the other historic ones. If it's pouring with rain, give it a go.

Thank LHM_9
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Reviewed December 28, 2011

The rating above is not for the dungeon (we never went on the tour), it is for the companies policies/attitude to customers.

Booked the dungeons over the internet for 2 adults and a 5 yr old, so we could save 33% off the price, when I got to the dungeon we were taken to the waiting area, watched the video describibg disembowlement and decided this is not for our 5 year old, so we left and went to the entrance desk, they would not refund us as we had booked over the internet (they only refund for paid in person), the ticket I purchased was for 4 yr old and above, the staff advised onsite that the dungeon is not reccommended for anyone under 8 years old, but they take ypur money for under that age anyway!!!

I contacted head office after our holiday and got a full refund and based on my complaint they would review their website/policies, but be careful if you book on the internet for this, as they will not refund, so make sure your child is an appropriate age before booking.

5  Thank Paul W
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Reviewed December 26, 2011

Had an interesting time here the tour actors were excellent , not for young children woud affect their sleep pattern

1  Thank rory5
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Reviewed December 20, 2011

...but it is definitely not for kids under tha age of 8...the first time we went with son when he was 4 we had to leave pronto...there were a few tears!

2  Thank furrycoat
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