- Skip-the-line tour of the York Dungeon
- Go back in time to York's dark and turbulent past
- Actors perform live to bring terrifying history to life
- Don’t wait in the long lines!
What You Can Expect
Ghosts of York! Delve into the world of the paranormal in the most haunted city in England. Confronted by an evil ghostly presence, will you escape?
We recommend spending one hour at the York Dungeon.
The Infamous highwayman Dick Turpin remains a world-renowned figure to this day, quite an achievement for a criminal who died almost 300 years ago! On 7th April 1739 Dick Turpin rode through the streets of York in an open cart to face his death. Hear his story as he vividly recounts tales of his legendary adventures before he throws himself from the gallows to meet his death.
So what exactly did Dick Turpin do to deserve such a reputation and an immortal existence in folklore? After humble beginnings, Richard Turpin joined the Gregory gang and entered a world of criminality. He became revered in London for his daring raids before withdrawing to Yorkshire to escape the attention of the law. Now at The York Dungeon you can discover Dick Turpin's full story; how he terrorized Londoners, shot a pursuer dead and eventually was caught and hanged in York.
Ghosts of York!
A creepy whistle rides on the cold air about York. The most haunted city in England is creaking to life as the shadows loom and sinister wails grow louder. A feeling of resentment and anger surrounds you as you begin to sense a ghostly presence. Suddenly, out of the darkness, a pale figure appears before you...will you hold your nerve or run for your life?!
The image of horned helmets, impressive beards and giant steel weapons still strikes fear into the heart of the British in remembrance of the bloodcurdling invasions of the Vikings!
These fearsome Nordic warriors arrived on huge long boats and began raiding villages with a ferocity that became legend. The city of York's history is tainted by these invaders and the true horror they inflicted is explained at The York Dungeon. You will be shocked and appalled at the merciless, bloodthirsty truths behind the Vikings, told here for the first time!
Remember, remember the 5th of November; gunpowder, treason and plot! Follow the explosive story of Guy Fawkes, from the traitorous plotting of his accomplices to destroy king and parliament, the terrifying moment he was captured through his relentless torture and eventual excruciating execution.
Implements of Torture
A mischievous torturer will put the fun back into pain! Stretching your imagination with some back-breaking interactive torture treatments! You may just laugh till your head falls off!
Judgement of Sinners
This 18th century judge knows exactly what you've been up to, the court isn't impressed and the punishments will be harsh! You could be left to languish in the rat infested Dungeon or be given a gruesomely fun task to perform... but who will the judge pick on?!
Labyrinth of the Last Roman Legion
Enter the Labyrinth of the Lost at your peril! Buried beneath York Minster, discover the ancient fortress of Roman York and Emperor Constantine. Every treacherous turn takes you further into the hidden realm of the Lost Roman Legion. Will you ever get out?
The York Dungeon is host for the return of the most devastating and horrifying disease Europe has ever seen. The plague wiped out over 24 million people, almost half Europe's population at the time! Society was thrust into complete chaos as farms, schools and businesses were brought to a standstill. The Plague tore through civilization leaving corpses strewn throughout the streets and countryside. The channel washed ashore ghost ships and churches were flooded with people seeking shelter and answers.
Walk through the death-filled streets of the 14th century in The York Dungeon and try to keep your head as the panic and horror infects everyone. And make sure you keep your distance from the unfortunate, diseased inhabitants!