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The Edinburgh Dungeon

Edinburgh, Edinburgh and Lothian, Scotland

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  • 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!


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Onsite Shop Onsite Shop
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

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

Open 364 days of the year! Opening hours are subject to frequent change, so please call the attraction directly or check their website to avoid disappointment.


Adults (16+): £17.95

Kids (4-15):  £13.95

Last Entry

The last tour leaves after the doors close so check the opening times to avoid disappointment.

More Information

Pets allowed

Guide dogs are allowed.


There are toilets available at the beginning and end of the tour.

Baby food facilities

There are no baby food/milk warming facilities 

Parking facilities

We'd recommend our friends at Q-Park (the Omni Centre) because if you tell them we sent you, they'll give you a discount! For more information on how to obtain this discount please visit: On-street car parking is available in metered bays. The nearest car parks are Waverley Station, Greenside Place or St James Centre.

Public transport

The Dungeon is located on Market Street next to Waverley train station. Edinburgh city centre is well served by Lothian buses.

Services which stop within immediate reach of the Dungeon's stink are: 36, 67, 100 (Airlink), 41, 42, 1, 3, x12, 22, 25, x25, x26, 29, x29, 30, 31, 33, 34, x44, 113.

If you're taking a tram to the Dungeon, the nearest stop is Princes Street.


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