York, England Seasonal & holiday activities

Our most recommended York, England Seasonal & holiday activities

York: The York Dungeon Entry Ticket

1. York: The York Dungeon Entry Ticket

Journey through 2,000 years of York's eerie history with an entry ticket to the York Dungeon. Immerse yourself in the city's dark past with ten live shows and encounter unsettling historical characters as you stroll through specially-designed immersive sets. Start at the beginning as the dreaded Vikings invade and conquer York. Uncover the details of Guy Fawkes' infamous Gunpowder Plot and what really happened that November night. Step inside the carriage to the Knavesmire, where one of history's most notorious Highwaymen returned. Embark on a journey brimming with terrifying characters and feel a chill as you walk through immersive 360-degree sets with thrilling special effects. Learn about real events and people that shaped the city in a unique and exciting way.

York: Bishopthorpe Palace Christmas Cruise

2. York: Bishopthorpe Palace Christmas Cruise

The Bishopthorpe Palace Christmas Cruise is an ideal way to escape the busy shopping streets and step into the Christmas spirit. Your ticket includes a choice of hot drink (tea, coffee or hot chocolate) and a mince or apple pie.The one-hour relaxing cruise features traditional Christmas songs, punctuated with live captain’s commentary. Leave from old port district at King’s Staith, pass underneath the Millennium Bridge before leaving the outskirts of the city and sail past the site of the Battle of Fulford, arguably one of the most significant in the history of the United Kingdom. Experience a fantastic chance to look out for wildlife including swans, cormorants and kingfishers, as you leave the city centre and sail downstream to the village of Bishopthorpe. The vessel turns at the glorious 13th century Bishopthorpe Palace, official residence of the Archbishop of York. Your vessel will be equipped with an enclosed heated saloon, at least two toilets and a fully stocked bar serving beers, wines, spirits, soft drinks, hot drinks and snacks.

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What people are saying about York, England

We (Grandparents) of a 13 and 14 year old took them to York Dungeons - we all loved it , a few arghhhs from us all and lots of jumps which made it rather exciting for the grandkids and for us Would definitely recommend and worth the £70 something pounds spent for well over the hour Actors are all very good and the smells and sounds are really spooky

A great experience all round. It was so good. We all loved the plague scenario and the witch. We laughed and screamed with everyone else. It wasn’t what we were expecting - it was so much better. Thanks for a great experience.

Incredibly amazingly awesome. Fantastic experience and very good value for money. It was very well acted out with amazing realism. 10 out of 10 for being scary. Would definitely recommend it.

Great! I’ve been to the dungeon franchises all over the world including York numerous times, it’s always the best of them all.

Such a fun experience. Would 100% do it all over again. The staff were just fantastic!!