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The Castle Dungeon

Are you brave enough to enter? Witness some of the darkest, bloodiest and most frightening times in the Castle’s history as live actors and special effects bring to life these gruesome tales.

The Castle Dungeon dates back to 1345, when Warwick was gripped by the plague. Through the 10 rooms, brave souls get to meet characters such as a torturer with an unhealthy passion for implements used for torture, the Castle cook who delights in using ‘interesting’ ingredients and the judge waiting to sentence the accused to a lifetime in the dark and dank dungeons. Our newest room, The Witches of Warwick, where the morbid history of Moll Bloxham, an accused witch in the 1700’s is retold. Beware of the waiting terror when the lights go out…

What's the story?

The Castle Dungeon opened in 2009 and is a truly horrific experience that should only be visited by the bravest of people and those with the strongest stomachs. Therefore we recommend that this attraction is unsuitable for children under the age of 10 years old.

Did you know: During the mid-18th century, the English justice system was one of the harshest with a total of 220 offences punishable by the death penalty. Even minor offences often resulted in a untimely death.

Is the Castle Dungeon entry included in my ticket?

For obvious reasons the scary fun of The Castle Dungeons is not suitable for everyone. For that reasons we have made them an optional extra attraction inside Warwick Castle, included on some of our tickets, but not on others. If you change your mind once you are inside the Castle, limited numbers of tickets are available to purchase from the Central Courtyard Ticket Tent.

Can I go into the Castle Dungeon at any point during my visit?

Due to the popularity of the attraction and the capacity of the dungeon, all tickets to the Castle Dungeon are timed, which you can book online or on the day. Please note your ticket entry time on arrival and arrive at least 5 minutes before your allotted time at the Castle Dungeon entrance.

The Castle Dungeon is a walk through interactive attraction and lasts for 50 minutes, so please bear this in mind if meeting up with other friends or family throughout the day.

Pssst. Booking your Dungeon slot in advance means you are more likely to get the time you want - it's a little hidden bonus for booking online.

Other Useful Tips

    • To enter the depths of the Castle Dungeons, tickets can be purchased at the Castle for an additional £9 per person.
    • Due to the scary and jumpy nature of this attraction, the Castle Dungeon is not suitable for pregnant ladies, people with heart conditions or those of a nervous disposition.
    • Not suitable for children under the age of 10 years old and anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years or older.
    • Due to narrow spaces, stairs and loud effects, babes in arms cannot be carried through the attraction.
    • Please be warned that there are strobe lights in the Dungeon with the addition of extra lighting effects in the Witches Room.  
    • Registered assistance dogs are not recommend to enter the Dungeon due to low lighting, steps throughout, lighting effects and loud noises.  
    • Any disabled guests without physical impairment (and their carer) who want to experience the entire attraction do need to pay the full rate (as per the Merlin Tower). No wheelchair access is available to the first 3 rooms of the Dungeons – wheelchair guests can visit the last few rooms for free.Strictly no photography or mobile phone use is allowed in the Dungeon.
    • The Gaol, the original Dungeon, is separate to the Castle Dungeon show attraction. This can be accessed via another entrance nearby free of charge.  
    • Tickets are non-refundable for snivelling wimps.

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