Ghost Hunt York Dungeons | York


Event Date | TBC
Event Price | £50.00 per person

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Ghost Hunt York Dungeons | Ghost Hunting York

Join Haunted Evenings as we enter this unique and notoriously frightful location in the heart of historic York. Visited by day by thousands of tourists in search of the scare-factor, imagine what this location would be like after hours with just a handful of others?!. Imagine no more as Haunted Evenings will be giving you the opportunity to investigate this old Victorian building in Clifford Street out of hours! You could soon find yourself spending time amongst the many gruesome rooms and displays in search of the unknown, taking part in a real paranormal investigation!.

Built on land once occupied by York’s sprawling Friary, York Dungeons is said to be haunted by up to 3 Monks. Visitors and previous investigators have also reported the ghostly presence of a child, could this be a spirit connected to the current Victorian building, built around 1880?

Your overnight ghost hunt will take you into the depths of this unique location. We’ll be splitting you off into small groups to see what you can unearth in amongst the dark and disorientating labyrinth that is York Dungeons.   All guests will have the chance at “Ghost Adventures” style ghost hunting along with more traditional style vigils – something for everyone. Join the team and truly experience what it is like to investigate this eerie York location after dark!

What’s Included on this event?

  • Access to the all public areas at the York Dungeons
  • Jam packed night of ghost hunting in all areas listed using different techniques (see “What’s Included” tab below for full details)
  • Full use of all the latest paranormal equipment
  • Complimentary Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate and soft drinks
  • Complimentary light snacks

Event Dates


Event times | 9.00pm-02.00am
Arrival / Entry times | From 8.55pm

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Full Price: £50.00



*Guests must be 18+ (please contact for 16+)
*Deposits are strictly non-refundable / non-transferable
*Remaining balances refundable up until 4 weeks before
*No alcohol / illegal substances allowed prior to or during the event
*Guests must bring a torch and wear sensible shoes
*Some parts of the location may not be suitable for people with mobility difficulties


What happens after I’ve booked my place?

You will receive an order confirmation email once you have successfully placed your order. This is your proof of purchase as we do not send tickets out for our events, instead we operate a Guest List system. On receiving your order you will be automatically added to our guest list. Closer to your event date, you’ll be able to access all welcome information about your event from the “YOUR EVENT” tab from the main menu. This will give you all the information you will need for your night to come, including check in procedures, where to park, when to arrive and what to bring/wear. These details will likely not be available until the week of your event and could be added as late as 48 hours before. If your event is a few weeks away, please keep checking the Your Event tab closer to your event date. Most general information,( google map, arrival times) can be found on the product listing in the meantime.

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What's Included

*Welcome Meeting with complimentary refreshments (Tea, Coffee, Soft Drinks)

*Walk round of the location with the lights on, pointing out places of interest.

*Guests will then be split into smaller groups to carry out small vigils

*Equipment Vigil. Guests will investigate an area using all the latest paranormal equipment. We will show you how to use all the devices, from thermal imaging cameras to listening devices. We will also see what we capture using voice and video recorders.

* Communication Boards. Guests will move on to another area and use techniques on the Ouija board, Yes|No boards. Equipment will also be available for guests to use during the session.

* Victorian Vigil. Guests will move on to another area and will have a go at using old and new techniques such as Table Tipping, Human Pendulums. We will also carry out EVP experiments, alongside these more traditional style investigations.

* Lone Vigils. Guests brave enough will be given time to re-visit areas of the location unaccompanied. Armed with walkie talkie contact with the team, guests can take any available equipment and conduct their own vigils.

*Group Vigil. Guests wanting to stay close to the team, will finish off the night carrying out a final vigil in the most active part of the location, using the technique that had the best response.

*Complimentary tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks will be available throughout the event.

Location / Map

The York Dungeon,
12 Clifford Street,

Event Summary / Spoiler!



Wow, Our final event of the year! It’s certainly been a mad one (year) and therefore slightly apt that we chose to return to The York Dungeons to end 2019 as this place is just mad bonkers bizarre! Scare-maze by day, it’s a disorientating location to investigate by night and is impossible to visualise the building as it would have been back in the late 1800’s. Instead, stood amongst gruesome displays, this place tests your nerves, as well as your investigative approach. It’s a fun challenge though and having visited the dungeons back in May with some incredible moments captured, we were thrilled to be back to continue our paranormal search. It did not take long for the activity to kick off!

Cage Area. Group 1 started their investigation in what we decided to call the cage room. Equipment was set up and soon triggered suggesting it was not paranormal, group 2 concluded the same in the other far end of the building. Despite debunking, both groups went on to experience kit changes that could not be explained, a dormant REMPOD for example, spiked on command after sitting lifeless for 50 mins or so. This was during a human pendulum where a female spirit named Elizabeth was connected with. Through questioning she worked in York and was looking for her lost sister. A guest felt a pain in her leg whilst others felt headaches during the vigil. On asking Elizabeth to try and set off the red light, the REMPOD started to trigger, continued by further triggers on command. The name Alfred and Edward were names sensed during the vigil.

During vigil 2 (in the same “caged” area mentioned above) Group 2 gained a connection with both a male and female spirit believed to both be of religious connections from the early 1500’s. During the vigil, a music box movement devise triggered in an area that for group 1, a shadow had been seen pacing a long the perimeter wall earlier in the investigation.

The planchette on the Ouija boards, close to the “Plague” Room, moved for both groups with varying strengths of activity and potential messages. (Location and personal connections), with the year 1579 being given over and the age 24 during 1 session.

Our night soon came to a close, symbolising the end to our 2019 event run! Thank you to all who travelled far and wide to investigate the York dungeons with the Haunted Evenings crew last night, we hope you enjoyed the last event of the year in likely one of the most unusual settings! We will be back to York later in 2020.

It’s official! This location is the craziest location we’ve ever investigated in more ways than one!

York Dungeons, housed within a grand Victorian city centre building in historic York, is an incredibly dark disorientating maze of weird and wonderful themed rooms and passage ways that leaves your mind feeling tricked and working overtime! What you see is far from reality! The confusing visuals and somewhat claustrophobic layout required a real leap of faith into the unknown but boy was this challenge worth it! Some intense vigils followed and the team all left with their heads spinning!


Trigger Vigil lower ground Zone 1 : Equipment was used to attempt spirit communications in this area of the dungeons with muffled voices being captured throughout the 3 planned vigils. It wasn’t until the final vigil that 2 simultaneous recorders captured 2 EVP’s that say “my names Dave”. No guests in the vigil were called Dave! These do need further analysis so we will keep the blog updated with any further findings.

Ouija Board upper level : On our walkround a team member picked up the name Emily, a little girl who came through on the ouija board during vigil 2. She was able to play hide and seek, successfully seeking out items we had hidden from the participants on the board!

Pendulum vigil lower ground Zone 2 : A combo of traditional and kit was used in this area. One traditional experiment picked up on a female spirit who was an 18 year old prostitute, beaten to death by a client. When asked if she needed help, a dormant REMPOD triggered on response! If that wasn’t fascinating enough, during vigil 3, in the same area and when asked if the spirit wanted help, the dormant REMPOD once more kicked off in response. This was followed shortly by an EVP that stated “help them, all of them”. Armed with hearing this EVP, we encouraged all the spirits wanting help to step forward which caused a surge in K2 responses and our movement device triggering. It was a just an incredible intense series of events in this area of the dungeons! Click here to listen to the EVP

A huge thank you to all the guests and the team who rose to last nights challenge of investigating this far from standard location, it’s certainly a haunted evenings we won’t forget in a hurry and a location we will certainly be visiting again soon! Watch this space!

Guest Reviews


“I like to thank all the gang at Haunted Evenings for a fantastic ghost hunt. This is definitely an active place.
On a personal level got to say my experience with a member of my family that came through via the Ouija board was definitely the highlight of my evening, everything else we heard, felt and saw was an added bonus.
I can say without a doubt this is one place I’ll definitely be coming back to.
Once again guys, thanks for a great evening.👻👻👻” P.Grantham 12.05.19