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“Can be quite expensive.”
Review of The York Dungeon

The York Dungeon
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The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #3 of 24 Fun & Games in York
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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: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator
York, United Kingdom
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“Can be quite expensive.”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

York Dungeons can be quite expensive if there are a few of you in a group, but entertaining for those who enjoy this sort of thing. Not my favourite place in York, but then that’s a personal issue as I'm not into blood, guts and gore - I'm more a ghost walk kinda gal.

Visited July 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Used to be much better”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

I visited the dungeon many years ago as a child and loved it, it was all wax work models with boards explaining everything so I was really looking forward to a return visit what a disapointment. It is way over priced well over 30 pounds for two adults, all of the models have been replaced with terrible hammy over actors that shout and jump out at you its way to dark to actually see anything much some parts are a bit clostrophobic to especially the part with the burning and smoke found it quite hard to breathe was glad to get out in to the fresh air. Bring back the wax works save your money and go to the castle museum instead.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Worth it for a scare”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

If you have not booked then you have a long wait in the queue outside before a further wait in the hallway because they take a picture of your group with one of you in the stocks and one holding an axe, then you wait even longer watching this face video thing before someone bursts out to scare you but being at the back of a large group we didnt see or experience the initial shock. the actors were good and it is scary as your in pitch black in some rooms not knowing what to expect or if the actor is going to scare the life out of you when the lights come back on, or if someone is going to jump out on you going from one roon to the other. You may be asked to sit in a chair, the dock, or cell etc. It was good and worth a visit but a bit over priced as it cost me and my partner nearly £32 plus you are not aloud to take photos...expect as long of a wait as the visit of the attraction

Visited September 2012
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“great fun”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

me & my partner had a weekend away in york for her birthday spent all weekend visiting the sights in york this was by far the most fun had a great time a must for all the family to visit,
wil visit again when back in york

Visited July 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2012

Would not recommend visiting the dungeons at all. Felt totally ripped off at £15.60 each just to be shouted at by rubbish actors. Nothing to read, nothing informative and the more i think about it I should have gone and asked for my money back. Am quite sure we didn't receive full tour either.

Visited September 2012
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