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The Castle Dungeon

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 7 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?

This exciting 50 minute walkthrough experience brings together live actors, shows and spectacular special effects that will send chills down your spine. The Castle Dungeon is an interactive, participative 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.

 

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The Torturer

The Torturer

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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 Tent, 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 £9 per person.
  • The Castle Dungeon is a walkthrough attraction bringing together live actors, shows, special effects and is dark throughout.
  • 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.

Code of Conduct

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