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York Dungeon
12 Clifford Street
York
North Yorkshire

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Step back in time for a journey back to the darker sides of York's history. Take a spine chilling tour round the plague-ravaged streets of 14th century York. Follow its awesome trail of destruction from harbour to home, discover how the Black Death spread so rapidly and the increasingly desperate methods used to combat it.

The ghostly soldiers - dead for 2,000 years. Relive this incredible encounter as you confront the ranks of the Lost Roman Legion. Join Guy Fawkes and the conspirators in 1605 and watch the gunpowder plot unfold before your eyes.

Come face to face with the world's most infamous highwayman, Dick Turpin. Share in the excitement as he vividly recounts tales of his legendary adventures for the very last time. Then follow him on his fateful journey to the gallows to meet the hangman.

Beware when crossing the bottomless cavern, the Pit of Despair…one false step and you may never be seen again….

'Witch Trials'. Meet the gruesome Witch finders of the 16th and 17th century, come and join us at the waters edge to witness the cruel intentions of the executioner. Tried for witchcraft, will the latest victim be found innocent or guilty…you decide their fate!

For 300 years Europe was possessed by the idea that misfortune was caused by the intervention of witches. The result was the horrifying mass persecution of innocent people.

Thousands of men and women, almost all of them innocent of anything more serious than challenging the views of the church, were arrested, tortured and then executed for heresy or witchcraft.

The Vikings are back!! For centuries Britain has shuddered at the memory of these fearsome Nordic warriors and their legacy has helped shape the history of the ancient city of York. But the true story of these bloodthirsty invaders and the horror they unleashed on the citizens of York has always been hidden away - unitl now. The York Dungeon's terrifying new feature GORVIK will, for the first time ever, tell the true Viking story…..are you ready for it?

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Nearest UK Airport: Leeds/Bradford
Months Open: Apr - Sept 10.30am - 5pm
Oct - Mar 10.30am - 4pm
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Discount for Groups: Yes
Admission Price: Adult: £8.50
Children: £5.50
Students: £7.50
OAPs: £5.50
Family Ticket: £23
Gift Shop: Yes
Catering: Refreshments

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