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The York Dungeon

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


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York Dungeon - Dick's Back!

Get ready to journey back through 2000 Years of York's darkest History as you see, hear and (ahem) smell the cities murky past! But beware, as DICK'S BACK! That's right peasants, hold on to your valuables! The York Dungeon is rife with rumours of highwaymen prowling the area...and the most vicious one of all is said to have returned.

Prepare to also 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?

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.

Little Peasants City Walking Tour

Two of our favourite Dungeon residents, the ever so bonkers & slightly sarcastic Dungeon Jester and our most ugliest & smelliest peasant Smedley, are being released onto the streets of the city to take little peasants and their families on a journey to discover the York’s HAUNTED history – seeing ghostly landmarks and learning historical facts along the way.

The Little Peasants City Walking Tour is 60 minutes of walking, laughing and learning and is suitable for all the family. So if your little peasants are too young (or too scared!) to visit us inside the Dungeon, then join us as we bring The York Dungeon’s humour and fun outside onto the streets in York!

As part of the City Walking Tour, pesky peasants will view well-known landmarks whilst learning about the history of York. The city has surprises lurking round every corner and the Dungeon Jester and Smedley will bring the shadows of The Dungeon out onto the streets.

Little peasants will learn about York’s most infamous rogues and heavenly saints including Dick Turpin, Guy Fawkes and the Pearl of York herself, Margaret Clitherow. There will be stories of Roman exploits and Viking invasions. You will see York’s most spectacular sights including Clifford’s Tower, York Minster and The Shambles, just to name a few. And don’t forget the many tales of tragedy, horror, hangings and ghosts - Boo!

On the Little Peasants City Walking Tour there will be plenty to see, lots to learn and a barrel load of laughs with Jester & Smedley.

And use the promo code visityork10 to save at least 10% on your Little Peasants City Walking Tour tickets!

Book your tickets here.

The Walking Tour is suitable for little peasants of all ages, and their grown up peasants too!

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 6:30 pm every Saturday from the 8th January in 2022, 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!

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