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The York Dungeon will take you back to the city’s darkest history. It is a uniquely thrilling attraction that uses a mixture of live actors and special effects. See, hear, smell and feel York’s stories come to life before your eyes.
Featuring 10 live shows, 9 actors and 75 minutes of entertainment you are taken on a journey through 2000 years of York’s history. You will meet York’s most infamous characters including Guy Fawkes and Dick Turpin.
Guests are taken on a journey through 2000 years of York’s history. On this journey, guests encounter actors performing as some of York’s most infamous characters, including Guy Fawkes and Dick Turpin. The shows are staged on theatrical sets with special effects, incorporating events such as Vengeance of the Vikings and the Gunpowder Plot. Guests are encouraged to participate in the shows.
Fear the Vikings as they invade York. Discover Guy Fawkes’ Gunpowder Plot and face the torturer and his intimidating instruments. Step inside the Castle Prison and delve into Dick Turpin’s infamous crimes.
Fear the Vikings
You sneaky Saxons have got to prove your worth in the city of Eoforwic. The wrath of the Viking’s has fallen upon the city of Eoforwic and you Saxons are at the very heart of the invasion. Quick! Scurry away to the hidden chamber at Eoforwic Minster where the Monks might help you escape, but only if you are willing to put aside your sinful Saxon ways.
Vengeance of the Vikings
Vengeance of the Vikings places you at the heart of the Viking invasion in 866. The last thing you wanted, as a trembling Saxon, is to bump into the infamous Snore Short Sword, a fearless Viking warrior and Son of Snore Shorter Sword. His arrogance and dimwittedness are as hilariously funny as they are dangerous. He’ll introduce you to the most unpleasant of tortures.
Plague has spread its tentacles of death across Europe and has now gripped York. The boatyard on the River Ouse is riddled with the plague. Guests find themselves in the Doctor’s Surgery of 1551, filled with the sounds and smells of death. Come face to face with the Doctor’s Assistant who delights in demonstrating the full effects of the Plague in a graphic, theatrical, worryingly enthusiastic and gory way. It’s time to pull out the bits.
The Golden Fleece
It’s late into the night and walking through the narrow Shambles has made you desperate for a refreshment. Enter the Golden Fleece and come face to face with the unnerving Landlord, who delights in telling the tale of the two Williams of 1821! You might even meet the ghost of William Brown.
The King’s Manor Labyrinth
There’s a plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament, but will you find a way out? Make yourself known, and quick, to the Nightwatch of the Kings Mansion. This eagle-eyed servant of the King is on high alert. Only the night before did conspirators plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Fearful of treason, the Nightwatch needs your help but will you be able to find your