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York Dungeon
York Dungeon

York Dungeon

12 Clifford St, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 9RD

The Basics

York Dungeon is an immersive and fun way to discover the dark side of York’s history. You’re steered through various rooms and sets by actors in period dress, whose tales are enhanced by atmospheric lights and jump-inducing sound and special effects. Some sightseeing passes include free entry to the York Dungeon. To save time waiting on the day, book your admission ticket in advance; this especially recommended when crowds peak during the July-August British school holidays.

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York Dungeon Entry Ticket
York Dungeon Entry Ticket
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$22.07 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Fantastic family day out.
Me and my family had a fantastic time at York dungeon. It was everything we thought it would be. I would definitely recommend to anyone visiting York. *5
Diane_H, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in York

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Best tour in york
Chris_V, Aug 2022
York Dungeon Entry Ticket
When you enter the front door it looks very scary, it's dark and has a very strange old smell, but not in a nasty way. Into the first room you go, the actress is very professional and tells the story very well and very interesting. As all the actors and actresses all making the tour an excellent experience. Jump scares and also funny parts as well. Well worth very penny.
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Dungeons
Darren_k, Jul 2022
York Dungeon Entry Ticket
Very enjoyable experience, tour takes just over an hour, with lots of different aspects & little surprises along the way. Only downside was the soundproofing, as when moved from one part to the other you can hear other tours going on in adjourning room
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Awesome!
Lesley_D, Jul 2022
York Dungeon Entry Ticket
Absolutley loved the Dungeon, absolutley amazing!! Highly recommend , scary but so much fun! I can't wait to go again!,
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A good laugh
Wayne_K, Jul 2022
York Dungeon Entry Ticket
We were well looked after as well as entertained, I would recommend that anyone visiting York should definitely have a go, lots of fun.
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History made fun
Victoria_G, Jul 2022
York Dungeon Entry Ticket
Brilliant acting and loved the audience participation. A fun way of hearing the history of York and the gruesome details of the inhabitants suffering.
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Great entertainment, well put together.
Antony_C, Jul 2022
York Dungeon Entry Ticket
Good actors and visual effects. Don’t sit at the front if you don’t like an audience. Well worth a visit.
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Great
Carole_M, Jun 2022
York Dungeon Entry Ticket
The whole thing was very professional, not as creepy as I was expecting. Good actors and scenery very interactive
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The York Dungeon can be scary, and is not recommended for children under 8.

  • Narrow, low-lite spaces mean it is not suitable for travelers who suffer from claustrophobia.

  • The dungeon is accessible to travelers using wheelchairs, provided they can transfer from their chair to the stair lift without staff assistance. Notify the dungeon in advance of your visit as the attraction can only accommodate one participant using a wheelchair per tour.

  • The experience takes about 75 minutes in total.

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How to Get There

York Dungeon is in the historic center, and is best reached on foot; it’s just a short stroll from Clifford’s Tower. Look for signposts pointing toward the dungeon or the Grand Opera House, which is just across the road. Several bus services, including the 7, 37, 66, and 59, stop outside the dungeon too.

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When to Get There

The attraction is open Monday-Sunday year-round, except on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. York Dungeon gets busy during the school holidays and on summer weekends; early morning and late afternoon are quietest.

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Spooky York

In history-steeped York, stories of ghosts abound. To experience the spookier side of the city, follow up a trip to the York Dungeon with a visit to the grave of notorious highwayman Dick Turpin and the shrine of Saint Margaret Clitherow on the Shambles—a woman who was brutally executed in 1586 as punishment for sheltering Catholic priests in her York home during the Elizabethan-era anti-Catholic persecution.

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