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All you need to know about the York Dungeon

Date: 16th February 2019
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Author: Sarah Twist
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Publisher: Darwin Escapes
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Park: Kilnwick Percy Resort & Golf Club
Local Area


The York Dungeon is one of the most popular attractions in the city, full of screams and laughter with stories of York’s dark past

The Kilnwick Percy Resort is only a 30 minute car journey from the York Dungeon, making it the perfect place to base yourself when exploring the city’s famous attractions. The York Dungeon offers a 75 minute time travelling journey through more than 2000 years of the hidden, dark and horrible past of York. You’ll feel like you’re right there with the Vikings, or in the old time Courtroom, thanks to the fantastic sets and walkthrough experiences to make all ages scream with freight and laughter!


The Experiences

There are 10 live immersive, 360 experiences to enjoy along your horrible journey, a few of which include:

  • Fear the Vikings – you’ll join the Saxon’s and scurry to a hidden chamber, where a monk might help you escape the wrath of the Vikings during their terrifying invasion
  • The Plague Doctor – this time you’ll find yourself in a 1551 Doctor’s Surgery, where you’ll be shown, in full graphic detail, the effects of the plague. Done in a funny and theatrical way, this experience is the funniest and most popular at the dungeon
  • Guy Fawkes – learn all about the life of the Yorkshireman who plotted to blow up Parliament, this experience is full of laughs and loud noises!
  • The Highwayman – sit in the carriage and keep your valuables close! Learn how Dick Turpin tortured his victims and what happened when he didn’t get want he wanted from his victims

After the walkthrough experiences enjoy a drink at the authentic historic tavern experience, The Goose & Gallows, where you can enjoy a lively chat about what scared you and what made you laugh the most during your York Dungeon tour.


York Dungeon Opening Times

The opening times of the York Dungeon can change by an hour on certain weeks, it’s always best to check the times on the website to avoid disappointment. The last tour of the day starts when the doors close, but they do get the full 75 minute tour.
General York Dungeon opening times are: 10am – 5pm every day.


York Dungeon Prices

There are a number of different ticket types available, with varying prices at the York Dungeon. Take a look at our table below to find out what each ticket type offers and the York Dungeon prices.

Ticket Type Online Cost On Door Cost Extras With Ticket
Sinner’s Saver £13 £16.95 Select your time of visit
Premium Peasant £16 £21.95 Select your time of visit & official Dungeon Guidebook
Ultimate Dungeon £24 £30.95 Flexible time of visit, official Dungeon Guidebook & Souvenir Photo

The York Dungeon also offers group and event bookings, please check the website for more details. For Late Night York Dungeon prices please check the website.


Enjoy an Adult’s Only Dungeon late night shows on selected dates throughout the year, where the 10 live shows become scarier and far ruder, as well as having a few more twists and turns than usual. But hurry, these nights are very popular and do book up quick!

The York Dungeon takes you through 2000 years of horrid history via fabulous immersive sets, a range of historical characters and great special effects! You’ll laugh and scream the whole 75 minutes in the 360 immersive set and exceptional storytelling.

Why not book your holiday at The KP Resort and head to York for a fabulous city getaway? The KP offers beautiful lodge accommodation to enjoy, all with large open plan living spaces, beautiful bedrooms with floor to ceiling windows showcasing the spectacular surroundings of the 180 acres of the Yorkshire Wolds. Some of our accommodation comes with a hot tub, so you can relax and soak up the atmosphere of the nature around you.

The first class facilities available at The KP Resort include the Spa which offers luxurious Aromatherapy Associates treatments and Jessica Nail treatments. As well as, The Box Gym being home to a whole range of cardio machines, weight machines, free weights and floor space for everything you could need for a full body workout. Then why not head over to The Glasshouse for a delicious light lunch or main meal, with beautiful views of our 120 acre golf course, which you can also use if you wish, visit the Pro Shop to find out how to book a tee-time.


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