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The York Dungeon

Location: York Dungeon, 12 Clifford Street, York, YO1 9RD


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York Dungeon

Get ready to journey back through 2000 Years of York's darkest History as you see, hear and (ahem) smell the cities murky past!

Prepare to come face to face with the mighty Vikings and learn all about their Saxon enemies before meeting some of York’s most notorious characters including the (in)famous Guy Fawkes and local witch Isabella Billington as history is brought to life before your eyes!

Feel the dark shadows of the black plague and experience the fearsome torture chamber as you laugh, learn and scream your way through the cities most ‘orrible history!

With live actors, dark history, immersive sets and amazing special effects… the only question is are you brave enough to step into the depths of the York Dungeon?

And this October, join the York Dungeon for its scariest Halloween ever….starring YOU!

From 1st to 31st October, strange things are happening at the York Dungeon. Watch out as you journey through York’s darkest history in the depths of the Dungeon, with twists and turns to keep you screaming for more as Isabella Billington unleashes her Hex.

Are you brave enough? Enter… if you dare!

Book your tickets whilst you're feeling brave!

Younger peasants must be aged 5 and over however the York Dungeon is not recommended for under 8's.

York Dungeon Trick and Treat Halloween Walking Tour

For those of you with younger children, discover the spooky side of York... two of favourite dungeon residents, the ever so bonkers and slightly sarcastic Black Jester along with our most ugliest & smelliest peasant Smedley, are released onto the streets of the city to lead you on a journey to discover York’s HAUNTED history and GHOSTLY secrets of the city.

This Halloween Trick & Treat Walking Tour will be full of surprises and will horrify & delight all the family.

All of you pesky peasants will visit well-known landmarks whilst learning about the history of York. This city has surprises lurking round every corner and the Black Jester and Smedley will bring the shadows of the dungeons to the streets making Halloween 2021 the spookiest season yet.

Tours will depart from outside The York Dungeon, see timings below:

  • Saturday 9th, and 16th October – 4 tours (12:00, 1:30pm, 3pm & 4:30pm)
  • Saturday 23rd to Sunday 31st October – 4 tours (12:00, 1:30pm, 3pm & 4:30pm)

All tickets must be pre-booked in advance. Also, we demand.. we mean request that all peasants arrive promptly at the York Dungeon for their tour or else the Black Jester and Smedley WILL leave you behind!

For more information and to secure a space on our family-friendly tour then click HERE.

York Dungeon Lates - Age 18+

The York Dungeon is opening into the darker hours of the night to bring back its infamous Dungeon Lates 18+ nights!

Running from 7 pm every Saturday evening in October, along with Friday 22nd and 29th, and lasting for 75 minutes, you and your despicable group will be led through our Dungeon Shows, but this time with even more twists and turns and saucier jokes than usual, you won’t know whether to laugh or scream!

The York Dungeon Lates mashes up theatre, special effects and intriguing storytelling with wit, humour, and plenty of edge of the seat surprises for an after-hours experience like no other!

Expect more scares, saucy banter, cheekier jokes and even… well, we’ll let you find out for yourself.

Be quick, as these exclusive events don’t come around often and capacity is limited, and remember, they’re strictly for strictly over 18+ only! Book here if you dare!

Events at The York Dungeon

YD Hex the Dungeon
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1st Oct 2021 - 31st Oct 2021

Hex The Dungeon

Join the York Dungeon for its scariest Halloween ever….starring YOU! From 1st to 31st October, strange things are happe…

YD Trick and Treat Halloween Walking Tour
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9th Oct 2021 - 31st Oct 2021

Trick and Treat Walking Tours

Discover the spooky side of York... two of favourite dungeon residents, the ever so bonkers and slightly sarcasti…

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