Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City breakLATEST TRAVEL ADVICE, OFFERS AND NEWS ; Immerse Yourself in York's Grisly Past

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City breakLATEST TRAVEL ADVICE, OFFERS AND NEWS ; Immerse Yourself in York's Grisly Past

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IF you are looking for a fright night with a difference this Halloween, head to York Dungeon, writes Chris Beesley.

The attraction in the historic city features blood, guts and gore as actors depict grisly tales from the past.

While parental guidance should be carefully implemented when it comes to younger guests, my two eldest daughters who are both juniors in primary school, survived the ordeal with somewhat nervous smiles on their faces.

The wrath of the Northmen is felt as Viking invaders to 'Jorvik' slay Anglo-Saxons and implement one of their 'Blood Eagle' executions in which the unfortunate victim has their lungs pulled out from behind - thankfully this gruesome act is only depicted through an onscreen silhouette.

'Live' acts include the plague doctor, ghost stories at a depiction of the city's famous 'haunted' Golden Fleece Inn and colourful tales from the Nightwatchman at the Houses of Parliament who inadvertently allowed 36 barrels of gunpowder to be placed in his cellars. …

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