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…
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.
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.
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.
Open 10am to 5pm
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