York Dungeon (c) Stephen Richards
York Dungeon (c) Stephen Richards

Buried deep beneath the streets of York is the most horrifying museum in the north of England. York Dungeon is a journey through the past of York - the dark, terrifying past. The exhibits recount horrifying deeds and doers, from the graphic torture of York native Guy Fawkes to the death of highwayman Dick Turpin.

There are displays of torture and punishments including branding, boiling, beheading, roasting and drowning. Walk through a recreation of the Black Plague in York, and peer into a medieval dungeon cell. The York Dungeon is not for the faint of heart.

About York Dungeon
Address: 12 Clifford's Street, York, Yorkshire, England, SE603 516
Attraction Type: Museum
Location: Central to multiple other attractions, between York Minster and the York Castle Museum
Website: York Dungeon
Email: yorkguests@merlinentertainments.biz
Phone: 01904 632 599
Location map
OS: SE606522
Photo Credit: Stephen Richards, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence


Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

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Visitor Information Centre
1 Museum Street
Tel: 01904 550 099
Fax: 01904 550 098
Email: info@visityork.org
Web: http://www.visityork.org/