decrease font-size reset font-size increase font-size

News Release - Issued by York Dungeon

On Your Bike York Dungeon
The York Dungeon gets into the cycling spirit!

The York Dungeon has been getting into the cycling spirit with its newest and liveliest characters, Jesters, Froome and Cavendish who will be entertaining visitors (and getting up to mischief) as the peloton goes past.

The Grand Départ will go past the doors of the Dungeon on the 6th July where guests and spectators will be entertained by the Jesters and receive a free souvenir flag to encourage the cyclists to pedal harder!

Helen Douglas, General Manager at The York Dungeon, said; “The York Dungeon is getting into the full spirit of the Tour de France and is thrilled that Welcome to Yorkshire secured the Grand Départ, showcasing the highlights of the Yorkshire region. The Dungeon offers visitors the chance to experience Yorkshire’s murky past and meet legends including Eric Bloodaxe, Guy Fawkes and Dick Turpin.”

Gary Verity chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by how Yorkshire’s communities and businesses have been getting into the Tour de France spirit and now with just weeks to go the excitement is really mounting. We are sure that Yorkshire’s Grand Départ will be the best in history, this will be the county’s time to shine!”

The York Dungeon is an 80-minute journey into more than 2000 years of Yorkshire’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.

Experience the York Dungeon after hours and book onto a Dungeon Late Tour whilst staying in the city on Saturday 5th July from 7pm. Lates mashes up theatre, special effects and intriguing storytelling with wit, humour, and plenty of edge of the seat surprises for an afterhours experience for adults only like no other! Book now at


• The York Dungeon souvenir flag will entitle guests £5 off entry.
• Actors Michael Mortimer and John Andrews playing Froome and Cavendish
• Best prices online at



For more information, media interviews or images, please contact Laura Strangeway at The York Dungeon on 01904 632599/ 01904 464019

Note to Editors:

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 99 attractions, 9 hotels/3 holiday villages in 22 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its 54 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and more than 22,000 employees.
Among Merlin’s attractions are - SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, LEGOLAND, The EDF Energy London Eye, Dungeons, Gardaland, LEGOLAND Discovery Centres, Alton Towers Resort, Warwick Castle, THORPE PARK Resort, Blackpool Tower, Heide Park Resort, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Sydney Tower Eye and SKYWALK, Siam Ocean World and Busan Aquarium. All brands which are distinctive, challenging and innovative – and which have great potential for growth in the future. Visit for more information.