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News release - Issued by York Dungeon

Gear up for a summer trip to remember at The York Dungeon

If you’re looking for a day trip with a difference this summer, then head to The York Dungeon which promises a frighteningly funny day out, whatever the weather.

Visitors can immerse themselves into a world-first bloody Viking battle in a brand new interactive show, Vengeance of the Vikings, where guests can get to know the torturous techniques used on Saxons, including public blood-eagling and a viper pit!

If that wasn’t enough, guests are taken on an expedition through 2,000 years of dark and murky history, coming face to face with rebellious rogues and learning all about York’s history, minus the boring bits of course!

Head to the depths and darkness of Castle Prison and listen to the tale of notorious highwayman, Dick Turpin, renowned for his countless crimes committed between London and York. It doesn’t stop there, as visitors will come face to face with Guy Fawkes, born and educated in York, and find out how his plot was foiled and what happened to this gunpowder plotter when he was caught.

Visitors will be on edge as they are taken through 12 live interactive shows and are put to the test by the witches, torturer, courtroom judge and even the plague doctor that they meet along the way. Senses will be on fire as guests see, hear and even smell the horrible history that comes to life around them.

The attraction has been completely revamped from bottom to top, with new scripts, sets and state of the art special effects following a £1 million investment. It’s bigger, bolder and more thrilling than ever with new and improved themed rooms and shows that leave visitors trembling but wanting more.

Even better, the attraction is located in the heart of York, so there’s no excuse not to delve into York’s gruesome past.

York is a beautiful city, rich in history and culture, with a range of fascinating attractions, ancient buildings, landmarks, tours, hotels, restaurants and bars, so be sure to make a weekend of it in this charming city and book your ticket in advance online to guarantee entry into The York Dungeon.

Make sure you’re first in line to face the Vengeance of the Vikings and avoid horrible disappointment by pre-booking tickets online before your visit

For regular news, updates and competitions, The York Dungeon is also on Facebook,, and Twitter and Instagram, @YorkDungeon.


For further information please contact Gough Bailey Wright on 01527 579 555

Michelle Ivins – Senior PR Director:
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Note to Editors:

The York Dungeon is located on Clifford Street in the heart of York. A uniquely thrilling attraction that takes you back to York's most horrible bits, The York Dungeon delivers an unforgettable 75 minutes of edgy entertainment and 10 live shows. Alongside the Fear of the Vikings and Vengeance of the Vikings shows, brand new for spring 2016, the revamped Dungeon takes visitors on an adventure with 360 degree sets and state of the art special effects. A tour of The York Dungeon includes frighteningly funny encounters with some of the city's most despicable and murderous rogues from Guy Fawkes to Dick Turpin, then step into an appointment with the plague doctor and discover exactly why The Golden Fleece is York's most haunted pub...

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