The York Dungeon

Price guide: Mid-range

12 Clifford Street, York, YO1 9RD

Price guide: Mid-range

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By David Cawley, your York expert

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expert-rated things to do in York
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Families with teenagers, Live entertainment

Expert review of The York Dungeon

A theatrically gruesome yet light hearted journey through York’s past.

Lead through a series of spooky tableau's, actors tell and demonstrate the tales of York’s blood curdling past. Hauntings, executions, old surgery techniques and witch trials are just some of the stories covered with ghoulish enthusiasm by actor’s helped along by both special effect jiggery-pokery and by willingness of visitors to get involved. A place that doesn’t take itself too seriously, expect to get spooked, say eurgh but ultimately enjoy a giggle or two.

Price advice: 

Adults £15.60, concessions £14.40, children £11.40 on the door. Good discounts and priority entrance available when booking online in advance.
Yorkshire Pass accepted (See the Sights and attractions section on my York insider tips page for more details).

Expert tips: 
Not recommended for children, those of a nervous disposition or those with limited mobility. I’ve seen children burst into tears before getting past the waiting area. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Tours are on a timed basis so expect to participate in the theatrics if you’re in a small group.

More information on The York Dungeon:

Price guide:
Museum, Theme park, Tour
12 Clifford Street, York, YO1 9RD
+44 1904 632 559
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Apr-Sep 10.30am-5pm. Easter, Spring and Summer Holidays 10am–5.30pm. Nov–Jan 11am–4pm. Oct, Feb & March 10.30am–4.30pm.
Free tags / Keywords:
Dick Turpin, horror, witches

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