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News release - Issued by The York Dungeon

The York Dungeon Is The Home Of Halloween This October

Visitors to York looking to make the most of the scariest time of the year won’t have to search far this year. The York Dungeon is becoming the ‘Home of Halloween’ with new events and surprises taking place throughout the month of October.

Already the scariest place to learn about the darker side of York’s history, this year The Dungeon is upping its game, by adding new surprises to each of its 10 live shows. That means for newcomers and repeat visitors alike, there will be something new lurking around every corner.

This year also sees the return of the popular Trick or Treat Walking Tours, a family-only event designed with younger visitors in mind.

“Although we love being scary, we love having fun too, and our Walking Tours have always been the perfect event for little ones who may be too scared to come inside The York Dungeon” explains Marketing Executive, Simon Alnaimi.

Families will be led by characters from The York Dungeon, around key locations in the city centre with historical significance, and then told of all the horrible and spooky stories they have to tell.

But it isn’t just returning events; The York Dungeon is bringing a whole list of brand new events to York for the first time, exclusively for Halloween.

There’s the City Bus Tour, in partnership with Yorkshire Belles,where families will see even more of the city, and learn the grislier details of history they don’t tell in school; The York Dungeon Late event, which is strictly adults only, with cheekier scripts and even more scares; and the Ghost Cruise on the Ouse, in partnership with City Cruises York, this is a unique Halloween event that combines a trip on the river, with some of the scariest ghost stories in York.

To top things off, The York Dungeon will be open until 9pm on the 18th & 31st October, meaning you’ll really be able to experience the darker side of history, after dark.

The ‘Home of Halloween’ will run from 7th October to 4th November.

For more information, or to book onto any of the events, head to:


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• The Dungeons UK are based in London, Blackpool, Edinburgh, and York

The York Dungeon is a 75-minute journey into more than 2000 years of York's horrible history. The Dungeon brings together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, stages and scenes in a truly unique and exciting walkthrough experience that you see, hear, touch, smell and feel. It’s hilarious fun and it’s sometimes a bit scary.

You will laugh and scream, you will love it. We do too and here is why:

• The York Dungeon is now Bolder and Better than ever before
• 10 laugh-out-loud shows
• Laughs, screams and cutting-edge storytelling
• We're the black comedy of attractions; dark, atmospheric and very very funny.


MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 111 attractions, 12 hotels/4 holiday villages in 23 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 63 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and c26,000 employees (peak season).

Among Merlin’s attractions are - SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, LEGOLAND, DreamWorks Tours SHREK’s Adventure, The London Eye, Dungeons, Gardaland, LEGOLAND Discovery Centres, Alton Towers Resort, Warwick Castle, THORPE PARK Resort, Blackpool Tower, Heide Park Resort, Sydney Tower Eye and SKYWALK. All brands which are distinctive, challenging and innovative – and which have great potential for growth in the future. Visit for more information.