A YORK attraction is celebrating a special milestone this weekend.

November 5 not only marks the anniversary of York’s Guy Fawkes’ failed attempt to blow up Parliament, but also 30 years since The York Dungeon opened.

More than 4.5 million visitors have been through their doors since then, with new shows added every year.

Following the floods of 2015, a major refurbishment got underway, with new sets, the latest tech for even scarier effects and the return of the Vikings, with two new shows and a Dungeon-first scare.

General manager, Stuart Jarman said: “We have some very exciting plans for 2017. Although we can’t reveal much now, we can say that we’re bringing some historic characters with close roots to York firmly back to the city.”

“Our staff will be joining in the fun as well. We’ll have 80’s music playing all day in our gift shop and facts and pictures from the past 30 years going out on our social media with #YD30,” he said.

Originally designed as an “animated horror museum”, The York Dungeon has evolved, from an alternative wax works about historic methods of torture, to an interactive journey through 2000 years of York’s history, featuring live actors, immersive sets and special effects.