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“Great fun experience”
Review of The York Dungeon

The York Dungeon
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The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #3 of 22 Fun & Games in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 2000 Years of York's Dark Grizzly History! The York Dungeon is a must-see, uniquely thrilling attraction that will take you back to the city's darkest history. See, hear, smell and feel York's stories come to life before your eyes as frighteningly funny characters transport you through time. Surprises await you at The Dungeon... Fear the Vikings as they invade and conquer York. Discover Guy Fawkes' Gunpowder Plot and what really happened that November night. Will you crack under the pressure of the Torturer and his intimidating instruments? Step inside Castle Prison and delve into Dick Turpin's infamous crimes. Visit our website for more information on opening times. Plus book your tickets online to save money and guarantee entry!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Activities for older children
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Great fun experience”
Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

Day trip to York and just turned up and got in.

Great fun experience especially as my wife was picked on a number of times.

The actors really play their part and it was a fun way to pass some time.

Well worth a visit

Visited July 2014
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“An absolute blast”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

I went to the York Dungeon with my husband and brother, we pre-booked on line, which wasn't really necessary as it was a Monday morning but would recommend if going on a weekend. We had an absolute blast. The actors are awesome, the store reasonably priced, they offer photos and the overall stories and experience was worth every cent. I believe adults are around £9 ea. We all got picked on by the actors but if you are willing to participate it is so much fun, nothing scary happens to you so give everything a go. Would recommend for children under 10-12.

Visited July 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very entertaining from the entrance to the end!”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

We visited as a family of five (the youngest being 15 yrs), prebooking tickets online saving 40%, all had a great time. From the second we were greeted at the door by a very lively Jester, throughout the whole 4D experience we were all very entertained, the actors were brilliant *best performance goes to the Judge! :)

Visited July 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2014

I pre booked the tickets as they were a lot cheaper. Was enjoyable, some of the actors were incredible and i loved the audience participation. well worth a visit

Visited July 2014
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“Great fun!”
Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

Went to York Dungeons as part of a hen party and had a great laugh. The staff/actors all do their jobs very well and make the local history very interesting while involving the public. Not as scary as the Edinburgh Dungeon but still plenty of surprises. Sense of humour is required along with the ability not to take ones self too seriously. The photos at the end are hilarious! Overall just great fun.

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