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The Edinburgh Dungeon

Edinburgh, Edinburgh and Lothian, Scotland

  • The drop ride at The Edinburgh Dungeon
  • A part of the tour at The Edinburgh Dungeon
  • A part of the tour at The Edinburgh Dungeon

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor

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!


  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit The Edinburgh Dungeon's website
0131 240 1001

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Please see website for details


General Admission

Adults (16+): £17.95

Kids (4-15):  £13.95

More Information

Guest suitability

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.

Parking facilities

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. 


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