Days out in Yorkshire: York Dungeon, York

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We’re heading down to the Dungeon so if you don’t like the dark or the dank, then I dare say this isn’t for you.

Everyone else, follow me into the deep, dark depths of York Dungeon.

Everyone from witches to Dick Turpin to Guy Fawkes will be on hand to greet visitors with gruesome tales.

This Easter, the Dungeon is unlocking something new – the Tyrannical Tudors.

See first-hand what it was like being around when Henry VIII was on the warpath.

And you can rest easy on your visit because if you come down with a nasty case of the plague, worry ye not – the doctor is in and he’ll be performing a live autopsy for you to work out how best to treat your disease. Handy.

Watch out for the invading Vikings too – especially that nasty chap called Eric Bloodaxe who might want a chat.

Aside from scary characters, look out for familiar locations around the city of York, among them The Shambles and Micklegate Bar, that have been re-built indoors and given a suitably olde-worlde feel.

During your journey lasting just over an hour, your encounters with these characters – embodied via eight real actors across 11 shows – will see them deliver theatrical and hilarious performances to chill your bones and activate your funny bone too.

Add in some very real sounds and smells and you could be transported back into the days of the dungeon.

Prepare yourselves for a frightfully fun time.


Price: Adult (16+) £10.95, Child (up to 15) £7.95 (see website for more)

Opening Times: 10am - 4.30pm (see website for more)

Address: The York Dungeon, 12 Clifford Street, York

Car Parking: Castle Car Park (Paid for)

Attraction Website:

Telephone: 0871 423 2260

Sat Nav: YO1 9RD

For more days out see

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