I finally made it to the York Dungeons during my third year of living here! My boyfriends’ little sister came to visit with her boyfriend and they really wanted to go. So we booked the tickets and went.
What is York Dungeons?
York Dungeons is a fun way to learn a bit of how life was in the past here in York, with a dark and creepy twist. As you go through each section of the dungeons, you watch the live actors tell a story.
There are around 12 different rooms that you go in. Each room has a live actor that tells you a story about something that happened, some of them are pretty awful/grim/gory. They are very creepy and some parts are jumpy. There are sound effects and lights that go out in places, the actors sneak about in the dark and appear in different places. They do pick on people to come up and get into cages and things! Thankfully I wasn’t picked for anything. Phew.
It was a lot of fun, it’s cheaper to book online so make sure you do in advance. It lasts around 1 hour 15 minutes it’s worth the £15 or so that it costs! I think small children would be afraid.
Is York Dungeons Scary?
I was really scared of York Dungeons because I thought it was like something in the dark that you walk through and people come out and scare you. But it wasn’t that scary at all. I can see how some younger people might find it scary. York Dungeons is creepy, but not it’s not scary. There are a few bits that are in dim and dark lighting and a couple of jumpy bits, but it’s more the anticipation of what might happen that kept creeping me out!
There’s an ‘adults only’ tour at the dungeons which does sound like it’s a bit scarier!
How much is York Dungeons?
Standard ticket prices are from £17.55. You can see the York Dungeon’s prices here.
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Sidenote: someone in our group was in a wheelchair and they were really helpful in getting her to each room.