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Dungeon Tours

Dungeon Tours

Experience our medieval dungeon by joining one of our updated Dungeon Tours, coming soon in June 2017

Smell the air, listen to the sounds and echoes of a time gone by, see the Civil War graffiti carved into the dungeon walls by soldiers held prisoner there and learn of the other uses it has had over the centuries.

Children can pick up one of our entertaining dungeon activity sheets to accompany them on the tour.

Tours will be available from mid June and will run Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 1.15pm and last around 40 minutes. Additional tours will be available during school holiday periods and on event days. Tickets available from our new visitor centre shop.

If you are making a special trip, please contact us in advance as tours get very busy especially during school holidays.

Useful to know

The tour involves descending underground via steep steps with low light levels and damp conditions. Sensible footwear is advisable.