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“Informative - not that scary”
Review of The York Dungeon

The York Dungeon
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Private Ghost Tour of York
Ranked #3 of 29 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. And step inside the carriage to the Knavesmire, where one of history's most infamous Highwaymen has returned... Visit our website for more information on opening times. Plus book your tickets online to save money and guarantee entry!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed April 5, 2013

Visited here on the 4th April, with 2 girls aged 7 and 9. Although billed as quite scary and looking forward to being scared we were a little disappointed on the fear factor. The place itself is very interesting and you wonder from room to room and enjoy the experience of the actors playing relevant roles and a some audience participation. It was quite an educational visit so on that basis great, but not really that scary. Just to put this into some relevancy, the girls enjoy fairground rides and are not that easily scared, maybe this would be scary for some more sensitive kids. In summary worth it for the education but not the thrills.

Thank jndavies
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

My partner and myself visited the Dungeon last weekend, we enjoyed our time in the Dungeon and were genuinely scared in the first room and at different points throughout the tour. The actors were very good and made it a funny experience. I would not recommend paying full price for this, we had some buy one get one free and we felt this was a fair price to pay.

Thank SamanthaJC18
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Lots of fun with interative shows and great exhibits - Maybe not for the really young. newly updated and re-opened end of march.

Thank dlowry001
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Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

Very interesting and tells you a lot of facts about Yorks history but I thought it'd be really scary, and it's very tame! The roman guy with the mirror room is really good, picks on people in the group which was the most enjoyable scene! Not bad value, but I thought it would be more scarier for the braver ones! Actors are very good as well and the jester outside has some great jokes!

Thank Megan42
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Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

We took advantage of the re opening pricing offer so the value was good. You move as a small group through various settings, from Viking invaders to Dick Turpin's hanging. The best scenes are those specific to York, the weaker ones are those that are generic grisly history. The actors fling themselves into it and the effects produced plenty of squeals. There is a fair bit of audience participation which may make those of a shy disposition more nervous than the apecial effects will! It says the attraction is for those aged 10 and over yet some parents had brought in children clearly younger than that, some of whom struggled with the ghost stories and shocks. Bit daft, but it's them that will have to deal with the nightmares!

Thank SuffolkOutback
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YorkDungeon, Marketing Executive at The York Dungeon, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2013

Hi Suffolkoutback,

Many thanks for your comments on your visit to The York Dungeon!

We recommend children should not visit under the age of 10 years however it is up to the parent/s or guardian, a bulk of our young visitors really enjoy the experience!

Many thanks

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