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The Castle Dungeon

Open on selected dates, live and breathe Warwick's darkest history... if you dare!

Come on in...

Arrive at the Castle Dungeon at your allocated time and introduce yourself to our resident Jester. They'll prepare you for your gruesome journey through 300 years of Warwick Castle’s darkest history.

Head inside and travel through time with the Monk. They'll take you to the darkest times across Europe... are you sure you're safe in the castle walls?

...Keep your eyes peeled, or the Torturer may prove you're not...

Our dreaded Judge will decide your fate, so stay on their good side or you'll end up in the Execution Room...


... don't get too comfortable

If you escape, you'll learn all about the tale of the "Cursed Castle" from the vengeful Witch - do you think you can handle it?

Age restrictions apply, please see below for more information.

Please note you must also have a castle ticket to enter the Castle Dungeon.  

Know before you go

  • The Castle Dungeon is an immersive experience that should only be visited by the bravest and those with strong stomachs!

  • As such, Children under age of 5 are not permitted to enter the Dungeon Attraction.

  • The Castle Dungeon is not suitable for children under the age of 10 years old. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian aged 18 years or older.

  • 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.

  • The Castle Dungeon is not suitable for people with Claustrophobia due to the enclosed space, narrow pathways and small rooms.

  • Babes in arms cannot be carried through the Castle Dungeon.

  • There are spiral staircases without handrails in the attraction.

  • There is strobe lighting in the Castle Dungeon with the addition of extra lighting and special effects in the final room.

  • Some areas of the Castle Dungeon include minor motion movements and smoke effects which may not be suitable for guests with back or lung conditions - if you would like any further information regarding this please speak to a member of staff prior to entering the Castle Dungeon.

  • Registered assistance dogs are not permitted to enter the Castle Dungeon due to low lighting, steps throughout, light effects and loud noises.

  • Disabled guests (and carer) without physical impairment wishing to experience the Castle Dungeon attraction must purchase a ticket to experience the full attraction.

  • Disabled guests (and carer) with physical impairment restricting mobility can experience the final four rooms free of charge, which are standard wheelchair accessible. Please speak to the team at the Castle Dungeon entrance for more information.

  • Please speak to a member of the team if you would like to end your Castle Dungeon experience. Please note, tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

At the Castle Dungeon we are horribly excited to whisk traitors back to see, hear and (ahem!) smell Warwick's perilous past and are confident we can do so in the safest way possible.

We have fully reviewed the experience, making changes to the way our Dungeon dwelling storytellers interact with visitors and have put in place a wide range of new safety measures that adhere to our Local Health Authority and Government guidelines, ensuring every peasant (ok…guest) can have a truly great experience - all whilst observing social distancing guidelines.

These include:

  • All traitorous guests must pre-book online on pain of punishment. There is reduced daily capacity at the Dungeon to allow for (anti) social distancing throughout. Please be aware that bigger groups of peasants will be separated to accommodate this. 

  • New techniques and guest interactions to delight and repulse in equal measure, all from a respectable 2 metre distance (you really don’t want to get any closer).

  • Dungeon storytellers will wear new historically themed Dungeon face coverings.

  • All visitors must bring and wear a suitable face mask throughout their time in the Dungeon – or else we’ll send you to the Torturer!

  • New routes and signage throughout for visitors to follow as they wander down winding, rat infested alleyways… you wouldn’t want to get lost in the bowels of the Dungeon, now, would you?

  • Enhanced Cleaning, Hygiene Stations and Hand Sanitiser at key locations for grubby traitors to use throughout

  • Temperature checks as you enter the Castle is compulsory. Feeling a bit peaky? We would request you don’t visit – we’ve got enough buboes already.

Unlike theatres, the Castle Dungeon is a linear, walk-through attraction for small groups that takes visitors on a journey through Warwick’s darkest history.

We have fully reviewed the Dungeons experience, making changes to the way our Dungeon dwelling storytellers interact with visitors and have worked closely with our Local Health Authority to put in place a wide range of new safety measures that adhere to Government guidelines, ensuring every peasant has a truly great experience.