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The Edinburgh Dungeon

4.5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)
  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor
  • Ages 13+
  • Tourist Attractions

Attraction closed

As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, The Edinburgh Dungeon is currently closed to the public, however the gardens are still open. We'll keep this updated with news of when it might be open again, but always recommend to check before you travel.

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Attraction Information

Experience the sights, sounds and - ahem - smells of Scotland’s grim history. The Edinburgh Dungeon is 80 minutes of immersive theatre, both hilarious and terrifying all at once!

The site played host to some of the saltiest characters in Scotland’s history, including prolific killers and their torturous wardens. Their stories will be brought to life before your very eyes and trust us, they’re only for those with strong stomachs! Meet a famous lineup of costumed characters like the ferocious witch, Agnes Finnie; the murderous duo, Burke and Hare and the infamous cannibal, Sawney Bean. You’ll find him in the caverns of Galloway, just make sure he doesn’t find you first!

Throughout 11 live special effects shows on 360-degree stages, you’ll be thrown right into the grizzly action. That includes the stench of Edinburgh, pre-proper sewage systems! Take a boat ride, explore a labyrinthine mirror maze or accuse or be accused in the new to 2017, Witch Hunt. It’s all raucous fare but given the strong content, isn’t appropriate for young kids.

  • Experience 11 terrifying and hilarious live action shows
  • Get an education on the grim history of Edinburgh
  • Not for small children or those with weak stomachs!

Opening hours

Please see website for details


General Admission
Adults (16+): £17.95
Kids (4-15):  £13.95

Travel & Contact Information


31 Market Street, Edinburgh, Edinburgh and Lothian, EH1 1DF, Scotland

Phone number

0131 240 1001



Click here to visit The Edinburgh Dungeon's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

They have a partnership at NCP at Holyrood Road car park and Castle Terrace. Take your parking ticket to the attraction to get it validated. 

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

The Edinburgh Dungeon has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

The Edinburgh Dungeon has not told us about their dining options.

Yes, The Edinburgh Dungeon is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Due to the complex nature of an emergency evacuation it is not possible for wheelchair users or guests who have considerable difficulties walking, to access the Boat Ride.

No, The Edinburgh Dungeon have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

The Edinburgh Dungeon has not told us if they are dog friendly.


Scary but also fun 4 out of 5 stars

This was a great couple of hours to spend escaping the November Scottish weather. It’s a bit scary/jumpy at times, but not too bad for early teens and up I would say. Good if you want to tick “ghost tour” off your list when going to Edinburgh, but are too much of a scaredy cat for some of the more terrifying tours! The ride at the end was a lot of fun


awesome day of scary fun 5 out of 5 stars

Had an awesome day. The actors are so realistic, the drop ride at the end is so much fun. We all had a great day.

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