Posted by sthomas on November 18, 2016 5:00 pm

On Saturday 5th November I went to The York Dungeon with the History Society as part of the give it a go week at Huddersfield University. I’d never been before but from what people had told me I expected it to be scary but funny at the same time.

The trip only cost £10 in total and included both the transport to and from York as well as entry into The Dungeons.

The bus left the University at around 9.00am and got us into York at 10.30am which gave us some time to check out the local sights before our tour of The Dungeons which was at 1.30pm. Whilst wandering around York and browsing around the shops I took the opportunity to take some photos which you can check out below.




Fast forward a few hours and I was queuing outside The Dungeons waiting to go in. The tour itself lasted 75 minutes and went told the story of many different historical events which had happened in York from the Viking Conquest to Guy Fawkes and was shown to us through actors, props and special effects.




I really enjoyed the tour and I found it to be very factual and informative but at the same time it was fun. It was scary at times but had some very humorous moment which made it a unique experience.

Without giving too much away for those that haven’t been before my favourite part was the leeches moving around the benches which felt super weird. The performances were fantastic which helped in bringing the experience to life. The final bit of the tour (which just happened to be the best in my opinion) was the gift shop and of course I was sure to grab myself a few souvenirs to take away.

After the tour we had some time to spare before heading home so I thought it was only right to check out York’s social side by visiting Bora Bora Café and Cocktail Bar and All Bar One where I sampled a few cocktails.




After a quick stop at McDonald’s for some food we were all on the bus heading back to the University. We got back in decent time as well.

Why not take a look at the History Society and The York Dungeons’ websites for more information?

You can find information for all upcoming Give It A Go sessions on the Students’ Union website.

For information about the History society and The York Dungeons check out the links below.


– Sophie :)

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