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Dick Turpin

Dick Turpin

Come into the darkness of Castle Prison, York, and hear the tale of the notorious highwayman Dick Turpin.

Renowned for poaching, burglary, horse theft and murder. Hear about Turpin's crimes committed between London and York on his horse companion Bess.

  • Meet Executioner Thomas Hadfield.
  • Experience Turpin's final moments and between how it feels to be hung!

What you'll learn

  • What crimes did Dick Turpin commit?
  • How was Dick Turpin caught and imprisoned?

Dick Turpin Dick Turpin is ready and waiting to lighten your load…

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This show is set in York Castle in 1739. The Castle is still a seat of justice today; the 18th century Courthouse is now York Crown Court adjacent to York Dungeon. It still has holding cells and people accused of serious crimes are still tried there, as they have been for almost 1,000 years.

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“This experience was the most amazing one ever! I had an amazing time learning new things, and it was brilliant! I just want to thank you for giving us a great time! I know I will be coming again!! :)”

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