After the devastating floods last boxing day, Yorkshire’s thrilling attraction The York Dungeon re-opened on Friday 13 May, following extensive refurbishment.

Friday 13 May could be unlucky for some but not for The York Dungeon. On the day, people waited with anticipation for the revamped attraction to open its doors and launch its brand new show: Vengeance of the Vikings.

york dungeons 3The flooding last year had destroyed displays in numerous rooms including an execution chamber, judges’ chamber, torture room, Dick Turpin’s cell, witches room, a mirror maze and the visitors’ shop. However, the spectacularly revamped York Dungeon promises to be bigger bolder and more thrilling than ever.

Asian Sunday were invited ahead of the opening to explore the new 75 minutes hair-raising experience.

Prodigious props, live shows, amazingly etched characters and state of the art special effects make this an amazing 360-degree adventure.

The tour brings guests face to face with the Viking invasion, through to an appointment with the Plague Doctor and then leads you to meet some of York’s most despicable and murderous rogues from Dick Turpin to Guy Fawkes.

With The York Dungeon now re-opened, guests will once again experience the horrible history and frighteningly funny thrills guaranteed upon entry.

Andrew Turner, Operations Manager at The York Dungeon, said: “It has been great to see such a positive public reaction to the re-opening of The York Dungeon today and already the Vikings have made quite an impression on visitors.

“Following the flooding in December we have made in excess of £1,000,000 worth of investment into revamping the whole of The York Dungeon – so even those who have been before will have plenty of surprises in store for them! Not only do we have a brand new Viking show, but we also have new scripts, sets and state of the art special effects throughout.”york dungeons 1

Not only has the tour received a major revamp but the shop has also been refurbished with some amazing merchandise with friendly and inviting staff to assist.

Make sure you’re first in line to face the Vengeance of the Vikings and avoid horrible disappointment by booking tickets online before your visit

For regular news, updates and competitions, The York Dungeon is also on Facebook,, and Twitter and Instagram, @YorkDungeon.

Be sure to visit, it’s repulsively amazing.