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The Castle Dungeon

The Castle Dungeon

What is the Castle Dungeon?

The Castle Dungeon brings together an amazing cast of historic characters, immersive sets and surprising special-effects.

We love it! And we know you will too. Here's why:

  • Full on 360 sets with gripping storytelling
  • Live shows, 50 minutes of fun and over 1000 years of history
  • State of the art theming and special effects
  • Laughs, screams and cutting edge storytelling

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Premium Merlin Annual Passholders receive free entry to the Castle Dungeon.

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Dungeon FAQs

Is the Castle Dungeon entry included in my ticket?

For obvious reasons the scary fun of The Castle Dungeon is not suitable for everyone. For that reason we have made The Castle Dungeon 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 Office, subject to availability.

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 10 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.

Helpful tips

  • To enter the depths of the Castle Dungeons, tickets can be purchased at the Castle for an additional £10 per person.
  • The Castle Dungeon is a walkthrough attraction bringing together live actors, shows, special effects and is dark throughout.
  • Premium Annual Pass holders receive FREE entry to The Castle Dungeon. To redeem this show your passes at the Ticket Office on the day you arrive, and you will be booked on a time slot.
  • The Castle Dungeon is an interactive, participative experience that should only be visited by the bravest and those with strong stomachs.
  • 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.
  • The Gaol, the original dungeon, is a separate area and can be accessed nearby free of charge, please refer to the map 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.
  • Please note that babies in arms are not permitted to enter the attraction.

Code of Conduct

    • No touching live performers
    • No flash photography or video
    • No flashlights or torches
    • No mobile phones
    • No eating or drinking

Dungeon Lates

Dungeon Lates

A fortifying dose of after hours scary fun... but only for traitors aged over 18!

It’s ruder, it’s scarier and it’s adultier!

That’s right, it’s Warwick Castle’s Dungeon Lates, but what are they, and why are they Adults Only?

On selected nights throughout the year, The Castle Dungeon will be opening into the darker hours of the night, with new surprises in its shows. Expect more scares, cheekier jokes and even…well, we’ll let you find out for yourself.

With a Welcome Drink on arrival, you and your group will be taken back through Live Shows, but with even more twists and turns than usual. But be quick, these events don’t come round often, and remember, they’re strictly 18+ only!

Tickets are now available for:

  • Friday 5th October
  • Friday 12th October

Tours start from 8pm and lasts 75 minutes.

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