The York Dungeon

Address: 12 Clifford Street, York, YO1 9RD, England
Telephone: +44 1904 632 559

- Mid-range


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.


Value for money

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 [node:174616] 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.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Live entertainment