York, England Seasonal & holiday activities

Our most recommended York, England Seasonal & holiday activities

The York Dungeon Admission Ticket

1. The York Dungeon Admission Ticket

Journey through 2,000 Years of York's dark and grizzly history. Surprises await you in the dungeon: fear the Vikings as they invade and conquer York. Discover Guy Fawkes' famous Gunpowder Plot and what really happened that November night. Step inside the carriage to the Knavesmire, where one of history's most infamous Highwaymen returned. This 75-minute journey brings together horrible characters for an exciting walk through immersive sets and thrilling special effects for an experience that you will hear, feel and smell. The York Dungeon is a must-see, uniquely thrilling attraction that will take you back to the city's darkest history. 

York: Bishopthorpe Palace Christmas Cruise

2. York: Bishopthorpe Palace Christmas Cruise

The Bishopthorpe Palace Christmas Cruise is an ideal way to escape the busy shopping streets and step into the Christmas spirit. Your ticket includes a choice of hot drink (tea, coffee or hot chocolate) and a mince or apple pie.The one-hour relaxing cruise features traditional Christmas songs, punctuated with live captain’s commentary. Leave from old port district at King’s Staith, pass underneath the Millennium Bridge before leaving the outskirts of the city and sail past the site of the Battle of Fulford, arguably one of the most significant in the history of the United Kingdom. Experience a fantastic chance to look out for wildlife including swans, cormorants and kingfishers, as you leave the city centre and sail downstream to the village of Bishopthorpe. The vessel turns at the glorious 13th century Bishopthorpe Palace, official residence of the Archbishop of York. Your vessel will be equipped with an enclosed heated saloon, at least two toilets and a fully stocked bar serving beers, wines, spirits, soft drinks, hot drinks and snacks.

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We (Grandparents) of a 13 and 14 year old took them to York Dungeons - we all loved it , a few arghhhs from us all and lots of jumps which made it rather exciting for the grandkids and for us Would definitely recommend and worth the £70 something pounds spent for well over the hour Actors are all very good and the smells and sounds are really spooky

A great experience all round. It was so good. We all loved the plague scenario and the witch. We laughed and screamed with everyone else. It wasn’t what we were expecting - it was so much better. Thanks for a great experience.

Incredibly amazingly awesome. Fantastic experience and very good value for money. It was very well acted out with amazing realism. 10 out of 10 for being scary. Would definitely recommend it.

Great! I’ve been to the dungeon franchises all over the world including York numerous times, it’s always the best of them all.

Such a fun experience. Would 100% do it all over again. The staff were just fantastic!!