Skip navigation (go straight to main content)

Choose a dungeon:
York
Amsterdam
Berlin
Blackpool
Edinburgh
Hamburg
London
San Francisco

Witches

Witch

Find yourself in the Market Square of York, filled with the revolting smell of fire and death! Reports of witchcraft are rife!

Come face to face with the Witch Pricker; nasty, vindictive and filled with a sense of righteous fury. The Pricker sees witches everywhere and is suspicious about the smallest things. Will you be accused of being a Witch or will your mates be accused of Witchcraft?

What you'll learn

  • Who was the Witch Pricker?
  • What happened to Isabella Billington in 1649?
  • What happened to those that were found guilty of witch craft?

Isabella Billington Isabella Billington will be hiding from the stake…

Dungeons Uncovered

Visitors are placed in the centre of the market square in a pen; a witch burning is welcome entertainment. Dim-effect lighting adds to the set to create tension and fear with added sound effects.

Everybody is suspected by the Witch Pricker, who will pick his victim carefully - it could be anyone! Many special effects have been added to give the illusion of a Witch being burnt at the stake – you can feel the heat!

Your reviews

Did the Witches set you free or make you laugh? Like the show or write your review.

Where next?

Explore the Dungeon Overview or continue your journey:

“The York Dungeons were amazing, very funny and very scary! The Actors were AMAZING and they really got into their character! The sound effects, lighting and sets were AMAZING especially in the witches burned alive section. Overall I really enjoyed my visit to the York Dungeons and learned a lot about York's Horrible History! I encourage anyone who has not visited the York Dungeons to go because you are really missing out on this brilliant attraction!!”

Harriet See more reviews...