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National award rounds off winning year

  • Wednesday 7th March 2018


The York Dungeon are celebrating after being awarded a Visit England accolade for ‘Best Story Told’, as part of their first Visit England Quality Assured Accreditation.

2017 also saw The Dungeon named as a finalist at the Visit York Tourism Awards for ‘Visitor Attraction of the Year’, gained a ‘Certificate of Excellence’ from Trip Advisor and an award for ‘Best Gory Experience” from Little Vikings family publication.  

Having reopened in May 2016 following the city wide floods, The York Dungeon has gone from strength to strength and no signs of slowing down. With an exciting programme planned for 2018 including the launch of a themed Tavern; 4 new shows based on famous Yorkshire characters, including Richard III and Mother Shipton; a new schools offering; and an exciting events programme, including The York Dungeon Lates, a series of after-hours events that are strictly Adults Only.

Stuart Jarman, General Manager commented:

‘2017 was a great year for the York Dungeon. Visitor numbers were up 22% on visits made in 2016 and we formed many great partnerships within the city including with York City Cruises, City Sightseeing Buses, York Castle Museum and The Grand Opera House, We also had our most successful Halloween season and were named the best Dungeon Experience within the Merlin estate by guests.’