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York Dungeon

From Viking invasions to witches’ covens, step back in time and watch some gruesome history come to life in York Dungeon.

York Dungeon
York Dungeon


Since opening in 1986, York Dungeon has attracted visitors who want to take a trip around 2000 years of York's horrible history and meet lots of frighteningly funny characters along the way. From famous plotter Guy Fawkes and the infamous highwayman Dick Turpin to executioners and plague doctors, this live action interactive horror show brings to life some of York’s darkest history.

Getting there

Located opposite the Grand Opera House, around the corner from Clifford's Tower, York Dungeon is at the centre of the city. If you’re feeling brave after your flight, head from Leeds Bradford International Airport to York Dungeon within 2 hours by car or train.

Top tip

Want to make a day of it? You can have two great visits for the price of one when you buy a combined ticket for York Dungeon and Sea Life Sanctuary.

Eating and drinking

If you need to take a break after all those scary stories, you’ll find plenty of restaurants and cafés in the city centre where you can refuel.

Stop for a pint and some pub grub with a riverside view at the The Lowther.

Enjoy some high street chain favourites, like Pizza Hut or sit down to a hot meze of Turkish food at Reina. You’ll find lots on the menu near York Dungeon.

Looking for a hotel in York?

We've got plenty of hotels in York to choose from. Premier Inn Blossom Street North and Premier Inn Blossom Street South are both in the city centre and a five-minute walk from York train station. Our York North hotel is about a mile from the city centre, with easy access to the A19, A64 and the businesses in and around Clifton. To be within striking distance of the York Designer Outlet, or to get to the A1(M) quickly, Premier Inn York South West is the ideal place to stay. Premier Inn York North West puts you 3-4 miles from the train station and is close to handy road connections.