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Feeling dark? This dungeon tour was designed with your cryptic cravings in mind. Journey through 2,000 years of York’s gory, gruesome history—specifically 11 different grisly events—and get to know the twisted characters behind such brutal acts.

Kick-off the tour at Clifford Tower, and ignore your chills while the ghost of Robert Aske retells the horror behind his uprising against Henry VIII. Drop by the plague doctor for a disturbing account of the Black Death, then watch Guy Fawkes hatch his soon-to-fail Gunpowder Plot against the Houses of Parliament.

Next, head to Golen Fleece Pub, where a ghoulish landlord recounts the tale of the two Williams of 1821, then stifle your screams at Eric Bloodaxe, begging to badmouth the Saxons during their battle against his Vikings.

An interrogation by the torturer turns any stomach, while tools like the tongue tearer and the chappy chopper might make you crave the light of day. Walk past the judge, responsible for dropping the gavel for every crime ever committed, before heading to Castle Prison.

Here, have a chat with Dick Turpin (famed highwayman-turned-horse-thief), before watching him hang. Also meet the Witch Pricker in York’s Market Square, while witches behind her are burned at the steak.

Feeling dark? This dungeon tour was designed with your cryptic cravings in mind. Journey through 2,000 years of York’s gory, gruesome history—specifically 11 different grisly events—and get to know the twisted characters behind such brutal acts.

Kick-off the tour at Clifford Tower, and ignore your chills while the ghost of Robert Aske retells the horror behind his uprising against Henry VIII. Drop by the plague doctor for a disturbing account of the Black Death, then watch Guy Fawkes hatch his soon-to-fail Gunpowder Plot against the Houses of Parliament.

Next, head to Golen Fleece Pub, where a ghoulish landlord recounts the tale of the two Williams of 1821, then stifle your screams at Eric Bloodaxe, begging to badmouth the Saxons during their battle against his Vikings.

An interrogation by the torturer turns any stomach, while tools like the tongue tearer and the chappy chopper might make you crave the light of day. Walk past the judge, responsible for dropping the gavel for every crime ever committed, before heading to Castle Prison.

Here, have a chat with Dick Turpin (famed highwayman-turned-horse-thief), before watching him hang. Also meet the Witch Pricker in York’s Market Square, while witches behind her are burned at the steak.

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York Dungeon Tour

Activity/Location

York Dungeon

12 Clifford Street

York YO1 9RD

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • York Dungeon

    12 Clifford Street

    York YO1 9RD


Highlights

  • Immersive & thrilling journey through York’s haunted past

  • 11 live shows depict major events in York’s dark history

  • Cast of 8 portrays characters like Guy Fawkes & Dick Turpin

  • Exciting & realistic special effects, sets & scenery

  • Infamous stories brought to life right before your eyes


Inclusions

  • Priority admission to York Dungeon


Know Before You Book

  • Children 16 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • This activity may not be suitable for young children; entry is at the discretion of the parent/guardian.

  • If you have a heart condition or a nervous disposition you should not participate.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 4 days before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

York Dungeon, 12 Clifford Street, York, YO1 9RD, United Kingdom