- Britain’s horrible history comes alive at The Dungeons – save with discounted tickets.
Nobody tells stories like they do at the Dungeons... exciting, a bit scary and just plain funny. With a full cast of theatrical actors, live shows, rich sets, special effects and exciting rides, you’ll be taken on a thrill-filled journey through thousands of years of our murky past where you'll meet infamous villains, rogues and rascals
The London Dungeon
Escape boredom this February by watching London’s original escapologist as he plots his next escape from the London Dungeon. Before Houdini there was Jack Shepherd, a petty thief who infamously escaped not one, not two….but four prisons (!!!) by breaking through ceilings to picking locks.
Guests visiting the London Dungeon from February will journey back to 1724 to come face-to-face with Jack at Newgate prison – where he has been caught by the thief catcher for the fifth time. He’s being held in chains and is ready to be hung as no prison can keep hold of him. Guests will hear from the audacious convict as he tells the tales of escaping from four prisons with the help of his love, Bess and his handy carpentry skills.
After hearing his tales guests will be left wondering if they are watching the showman in action or have become part of his latest escape plan…Will Jack face his fate or make one last getaway?
Alongside escape artist Jack Shepherd, guests will witness 1,000 years of London’s dark past bought to life, including other famous villains who escaped the clutches of the law such as Jack the Ripper, to those who were less conspicuous in their escapades such as Guy Fawkes.
You'll take a 90-minute journey through 1000 years of London's spine-chilling past, moving from show to show, guided by professional actors. The shows are based on real London history and legends (minus the boring bits), and you'll get up close and personal with sinister characters including Jack the Ripper and infamous barber of Fleet Street, Sweeney Todd.
The Edinburgh Dungeon
You'll laugh and scream as you find yourself immersed in live-actor shows, gripping storytelling, exciting rides and thrilling special effects. You'll come face to face with characteres including murderous twosome Burke and Hare and Scotland's warrior hero William Wallace. Experience the ghostly presence on Mary King's Close, the fearsome torture chamber and the Legend of Sawney Bean.
The York Dungeon
Follow the story of York's darkest days through 11 live shows based on real history. You'll meet traitorous plotter Guy Fawkes and the infamous highwayman Dick Turpin, among other villains...