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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!
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“scary fun” (39 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
12 Clifford Street, York YO1 9RD, England
+44 1904 632599
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was not what I was expecting at all and it was such a good treat from my wife we had such a good time and laugh I would recommend it to anyone

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 2 days ago

excellent place to visit specially on a rainy day , actors and actresses were great . really enjoyed it would go again

Thank denise w
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the York Dungeon in June. Did not know what to expect, and I won't spoil the surprise for new visitors. Absolutely enjoyed the experience and can highly recommend it.

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was such a great attraction. The actors are totally committed and very funny. A great way to learn about history whilst being made to jump round every corner and laughing loads. Absolutely fantastic.

Thank neet181
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this but was shocked at the child prices being the same as the adults. Looks like it's been toned down over the years, less gore etc. Wouldn't say it was that scary but it was certainly fun.

Thank Dean B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We largely enjoyed the experience but with only us two and one other person in our group it was a little overwhelming. Lots of lighting and sounds creating the suspenseful atmosphere and great actors added to the storytelling. However there was a great deal of...More

Thank Alex B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great fun, great actors. A bit of a daft laugh for an hour or so!! I got "disembowelled", one of our party was "tried as a witch", all sorts of fun but slightly scary things going on. Wouldn't recommend it for families with easily scared...More

Thank JeffRel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do NOT come away from York without visiting this attraction! Super friendly welcome, and then.... Through the doors to...... Mustn't spoil it for you, but if you like a bit of fun... You've found it. Great value and at 75 minutes, a good deal.

Thank gotthetshirtExeterUK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the York Dungeon. Second time I have been. So much fun whilst learning about York's history and the actors who play the different characters are very good indeed. Participation is key.

Thank Sylvia H
Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I visited here during our anniversary stay as I had hoped he could see what an excellent experience this was, given that I'd already been to the Blackpool Dungeons. I will admit, York Dungeon is a better experience than Blackpool, though both...More

Thank SophieJessica95
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if you pre book... and book a time slot, how strict are the 15 min time slots as I'm travelling around 75 miles by car so can't guarantee a specific time. thx
18 May 2017|
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Response from RStephS | Reviewed this property |
they are strict on times as they keep you lined up until it's time to go in as a group, then they send you off more or less on time but they put you in the group of the time you've booked! The best way I found was to book... More
Dawn B
How much are the photos
2 April 2017|
Response from grb1972 | Reviewed this property |
I think they start from £5. but we had the £20 set which comprises of 2 large and 2 keyrings
Ruth J
Hi, is it actually underground? I won't get my daughter through the door if it is! Thank you :-)
16 October 2016|
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Response from Nigel W | Reviewed this property |
No its not underground.You go up when you enter and then as you go through you work your way down but the exit is still above ground. It is dark and some of the rooms are quite small so if that's an issue for her then it's... More