The York Dungeon

With a weird (but strangely wonderful) mix of horror and history, York Dungeon is scary without being totally nightmarish. It’s exciting too – there’s trained actors, stages, scenes and loads of special effects to bring Yorkshire’s bloody history to life. Keep an eye out for characters like Guy Fawkes and the Vikings, and you never know who else might be lurking in dark nooks and crannies.

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Catherine says...

Beware! This is spooky even for the bravest souls

It’s a fantastic interactive family experience, but not for the feint hearted – our hard as nails 9 year old was on the edge in some parts!

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Ray says...

Don't forget the gift shop!

Allow about 1hr 15m (plus time for the gift shop which has some really fun and surprisingly reasonably priced themed goodies).


Catherine says...

Refrain from taking pics in the dungeon

You can’t take any photos and using camera phones would really spoil the experience as it’s really dark (and jumpy!) throughout.

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  • Off-site Parking
  • Guide Dogs Only
  • Gift Shop
  • Souvenir Photos
  • Completely Indoors
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Family frights & adult-only nights

Ready to go on a journey back through 2,000 years of York’s darkest history? You’ll see, hear and smell (yep, really) the city’s murky past here.

Come face to face with (and run from) the mighty Vikings, get the once over from the 16th century Plague Doctor who’ll check whether you’re infected, then hang out with local witch, Isabella Billington.

Pop into the Torture Chamber next while the torturer sizes you up for dissection, then Guy Fawkes will tell you all about his gunpowder plot. We hear he’s a blast. Fancy a date night with a difference? Dungeon Lates is equal parts nasty and nice. The scares and humour are a little edgier and you get free entry to KUDA nightclub when you’re done.

They really knew how to have fun in the olden days, right?

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Our handy guide to what's inside!

Experience Actor at the York Dungeon Plague House

The Plague Doctor

Exposure to one of history's most lethal diseases, lovely.

Experience Guy Fawkes at York Dungeon

Guy Fawkes

Meet York's most infamous son

Experience Executioner at York Dungeon


There's nothing like an execution to mix up the afternoon

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York Dungeon

The York Dungeon is usually open from 10am-5pm but check online beforehand just in case this changes. Located on Clifford Street, it’s walking distance from pretty much anywhere in York’s town centre.

Always pre-book your tickets online – don’t just turn up. And it’s a cashless attraction, so you’ll need your contactless bank card.

The recommended minimum age is 8 and kids under 5 aren’t allowed. Remember that it’s a really dark environment with loud noises. Think carefully before bringing really young kids – tickets are non-refundable if they don’t like it.

You can enjoy The York Dungeon if you’re pregnant. But again, bear in mind that there are jump scares and sudden noises, although actors will never chase or touch you. Vengeance of the Vikings and Dick Turpin’s Carriage aren’t suitable for pregnant guests though. If you’re expecting and end up there by mistake, ask staff to escort you out ASAP.

Most of the dungeon is accessible to guests with disabilities but some areas can’t be adapted because of the age of the building. Electric wheelchairs aren’t permitted but regular ones are fine (only one at a time though). And let staff know if you have epilepsy – some areas aren’t suitable.

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York Dungeon

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12 Clifford St, York, North Yorkshire

Y01 9RD

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Opening Times

Mon - Sun 10am - 5pm

Sat: Dungeon Lates 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Please note - all opening times are subject to seasonal changes.

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