Not for the faint-hearted, the York Dungeons present a fascinating journey back in time, and visitors are guaranteed a ghoulish, grisly experience that will be hard to forget. With attractions that run the gamut from the plague-riddled streets of 14th century York, to the Labyrinth of the Lost and its ghostly Lost Roman Legion, to adventures with the legendary highwayman Dick Turpin, to the Pit of Despair, Witch Trials, and a recreated Viking attack, visitors should brace themselves for a hair-raising tour of the more macabre aspects of York's history. Be tried and convicted in a Judgement of Sinners trial, witness hangings, and marvel at the life-like waxworks on display. The tour is not recommended for those with a nervous disposition or a weak stomach, and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Address: 12 Clifford Street
Telephone: 0871 360 2049
Transport: The York Dungeons are a 10-minute walk from York Train Station. Alternatively, public bus #4 stops on Clifford Street
Opening times: Open daily, from 10.30am to 5pm (April to July); 10am to 5.30pm (Easter, Whitsun and Summer Holidays); 11am to 4pm (November to January); and 10.30am to 4.30pm (February, March, September and October)
Admission: £15.60 (adults); £11.40 (children). Concessions are available. Note that tickets are cheaper if you book them online