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The York Dungeon Admission Ticket

1. The York Dungeon Admission Ticket

Journey through 2,000 Years of York's dark and grizzly history. Surprises await you in the dungeon: fear the Vikings as they invade and conquer York. Discover Guy Fawkes' famous Gunpowder Plot and what really happened that November night. Step inside the carriage to the Knavesmire, where one of history's most infamous Highwaymen returned. This 75-minute journey brings together horrible characters for an exciting walk through immersive sets and thrilling special effects for an experience that you will hear, feel and smell. The York Dungeon is a must-see, uniquely thrilling attraction that will take you back to the city's darkest history. 

York City Pass: Access 20 Attractions for One Great Price

2. York City Pass: Access 20 Attractions for One Great Price

York is a city with over 2000 years of history to explore, choose your own adventure in this amazing city. After purchase, your York City Pass gives you free entry to over 20 attractions in York.  Enjoy a full day of sightseeing in York and see the best of the city. You can visit JORVIK Viking Centre, York Dungeon, York Minster, Barley Hall, and more. You can also hop on the City Sightseeing Bus or the York City Cruises. With a variety of different options of things to do in see, you can thoroughly explore York. The York Pass also gives you discounts on taxi fares, BOBH day trips from York, Mountain Goat Tours, City Cruises Evening Tour, York Cycling Tour, escape rooms, and ghost walks. Inclusions: • Pizza or pasta at ASK Italian (terms and conditions apply) • The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre • Barley Hall • Bedern Hall • Beningbrough Hall • Clifford’s Tower • Castle Howard • DIG • Fairfax House • Golden Tours York 24-hour ticket • JORVIK Viking Centre • Mansion House • Merchant Adventurers’ Hall • Railway Museum Road Train • Roman Bath • Treasurer’s House • Van Gogh Experience • York Army Museum • York City Cruises • York City Sightseeing 24-hour ticket • York Dungeon • York Minster • Yorkshire Air Museum

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What people are saying about The York Dungeon

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 194 reviews

Plan, plan, plan before purchasing. We did a 3 day York ticket, and made the most of it. The itenerary was day 1- 9 am York viking centre, 11 am Chocolate tasting, 12 pm Van Gogh experience, 2 pm The Hilt/alternate experience. Day 2-10am Dungeon DONT miss this! 12 Ouse river cruise, 2 pm Cliffords tower, 3.15 catch hop on off bus to Shambles. Day 3- York castle museum, hop on bus to York Minster at 12.45, lunch at 3 pm at Ask Italian

If you love history and like to be scared I would definitely recommend the dungeons. Me and my husband had so much fun learning about everything in York's dark history. The staff and actors are amazing and made the activity so much more fun.

A mixture of hilarious and scary. The actors were amazing. My nine year old granddaughter enjoyed it thoroughly.

Great experience, interesting York history, and very funny but also scary actors, very talented

Great fun, scary in parts but mostly funny and really entertaining.