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The York Dungeon

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Address: 12 Clifford Street, York YO1 9RD, England
Phone Number:
+44 1904 632599
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10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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NOW OPEN with a brand NEW Viking show! The York Dungeon is a must-see,...

NOW OPEN with a brand NEW Viking show! 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!

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US$17.70*
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Skip the Line: The York Dungeon
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US$48.22*
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The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Great acting, wonderful visuals and many unexpected happenings I'm not a screamer but I screamed several times with pure joy and horror. One of my favourite things on the holiday.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 June 2016
MarieAnna3116
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Great acting, wonderful visuals and many unexpected happenings I'm not a screamer but I screamed several times with pure joy and horror. One of my favourite things on the holiday.

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TheYorkDungeon, Marketing Executive at The York Dungeon, responded to this review

Frighteningly funny is how we like to sum ourselves up! Glad you had such a great time - hopefully we'll see you again soon. More 

South Normanton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Would highly recommend this attraction . The actors were amazing and really set the scene got everyone involved and gave you a good insight into the history of york . Make sure you book in advance so you dont miss out

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Thank Daren R
TheYorkDungeon, Marketing Executive at The York Dungeon, responded to this review

Thank you Daren R! We're glad you had such a great time - and great advice for others, you can always book online to save money and guarantee entry. Hopefully we'll see you again soon! More 

Halesowen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Having already been to The Dungeon at Warwick Castle, we had an idea as to what to expect. York Dungeon did not disappoint! I'm not going to describe each room in detail, as that would spoil the fun, go and find out for yourselves. I will say that the actors are very enthusiastic in playing their part, and really draw... More 

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Thank Rikki816
TheYorkDungeon, Marketing Executive at The York Dungeon, responded to this review

We're glad your visit to Warwick Castle encouraged you to come along and visit us too! Even better that you had such a great time. Thank you for the great review, Rikki816, hopefully we'll see you again soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

A great attraction, suitable for everyone (except those perhaps of a very nervous disposition!). Great fun, the staff/actors really go above and beyond. Well worth a visit.

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TheYorkDungeon, Marketing Executive at The York Dungeon, responded to this review

Thank you Maggie B! We're delighted you had a fantastic time visiting The Dungeon - we'll definitely pass your feedback on to the actors too. Hopefully we'll see you again soon! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

good fun, mixture of humour, scares and lots of history, the staff and actors were first class, very enjoyable and you learn a lot along the way, good for all family.

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TheYorkDungeon, Marketing Executive at The York Dungeon, responded to this review

A mix of fun, humour, scares and history is what we're all about! Thank you for your great review Highlander1518 - hopefully you'll visit us again soon! More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

My sister and I decided to pay the dungeons a visit whilst in York and we weren't disappointed. Scary and jumpy in parts but mostly very funny and entertaining. We were both picked on for audience participation - I was in the dock at court and my sister was put in a cage in the torture chamber! A very fun... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

What a wonderful experience. Quality performances by actors, good sets enhanced by smells appropriate to scenery. Really great fun with some breathtaking moments.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Absolutely loved it! The actors were great, especially if you enjoy participation. Wouldn't bother going if you don't as it spoils it for the ones who do, as it's mostly joining in and having a laugh and going along with it. The staff who worked there were all lovely and really made the experience.

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Thank zoeaha
TheYorkDungeon, Marketing Executive at The York Dungeon, responded to this review

Hi zoeaha What a great review, thank you! We're so glad you had a great time and had lots of laughs. I'll certainly pass on your feedback to the actors and staff too. Hopefully we'll see you again soon - if you dare! Louise at The York Dungeon More 

Sowerby Bridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

A fantastic tour, great actors telling the story of York, very interactive, very funny, have not laughed that much for ages!🙂

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TheYorkDungeon, Marketing Executive at The York Dungeon, responded to this review

Hi Grahameb1 Thank you for your brilliant review! We like to think that sums us up perfectly - with a few scares thrown in there too. I'm delighted you had such a great time, hopefully we'll see you back again soon. Many thanks, Louise at The York Dungeon More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

This would have been much better if they could find a way to more evenly spread the participation. Out of 10 sections my wife and I were chosen for 6, 4 of which was my wife, this took some of the enjoyment out of the visit as you don't get to see everything properly. Some kind of compensation for being... More 

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TheYorkDungeon, Marketing Executive at The York Dungeon, responded to this review

Hi David B Thank you for your review of The York Dungeon - I'm delighted that you enjoyed your tour and we're really grateful you and your wife we such good sports with audience participation! Lots of our guests find the audience participation a highlight of their experience, however, we will keep your feedback in mind going forward. Many thanks... More 

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