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The Edinburgh Dungeon

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Address: 31 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DF, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 871 663 1672
Today
11:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Edinburgh Dungeon is a unique visitor attraction that brings together...

The Edinburgh Dungeon is a unique visitor attraction that brings together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, stages, scenes and rides in a truly unique and exciting walkthrough experience that you see, hear, touch, smell and feel. It's hilarious fun and sometimes a bit scary.

Your 80 minute journey will take you through 1000 years of Scotland's dark history. Guided by a full cast of actors, you and your companions walk through The Dungeon, moving from show to show. Shows are based on real Scottish history, minus the boring bits!

WINNER OF SCOTLAND'S BEST VISITOR ATTRACTION 2014 AT THE SCOTTISH ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS

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We had an absolute ball here, fantastic show and a must if you visit Edinburgh. Not for the faint hearted and English level must be relatively good to fully understand the humour... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an absolute ball here, fantastic show and a must if you visit Edinburgh. Not for the faint hearted and English level must be relatively good to fully understand the humour which is hilarious from start to finish. Gives a really good insight to the history of old Edinburgh and how the people lived. Very realistic and the actors... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the second Dungeon tour I've done having previously been on the London Dungeon tour on my last visit to the U.K. This tour was fun and entertaining with a few frights mixed in. Actors interact with the guests and take a piss out of them. This was one of three ghost type tours I did today and was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with my partner on a Saturday afternoon and didn't have to wait long to get in. The actors were great and it was creepy and scary at points. Was a fun experience and catered for all ages, really enjoyed!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First of all, may I just say that this is a very good attraction, and I will be back, and I would have given it 5, but the reason why it's getting 3 is because after the boat ride, there was one particular member of staff who clearly did not know boundaries, as he got very up close and "in... More 

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Mullingar, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Expected a historic tour of the dungeons - didn't expect such an interactive and immersive experience! Was recommended this by others and will definitely be recommending it to others - more than worth it!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having previously visited The London Dungeon and The Blackpool Tower Dungeon on many occasions I was very excited to try this one out as I had heard amazing things. Now I've experienced it I'm pleased to say that this is by far the best of the Dungeon attractions in the UK. The stories are the most interesting, the actors the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here with friends, was a really good funny experience, it was really interesting and giving you an inside of Scotland in back in the day tickets were £13 when we went

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A fun visit to learn about the dungeons in the UK. The visit was interactive with the guests and was a little creepy. Definitely am glad we experienced this and would recommend. Unlike some other attractions once is probably enough.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my friend came to this experience not knowing. We thought it was a walk around on your own but it was a group experience. The actors were brilliant, especially when it came to my friend being picked on them all the time! The boat ride was great however being at the front we didn't see anything that everyone... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

brilliant experience very dark and full of frights, staff are great and involve you in the experience.

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EDMarketing, Public Relations Manager at The Edinburgh Dungeon, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting, and for your horribly good review. Come back soon and see our new show in Feb. It's going to be devilish. ;) More 

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Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street is only half one, since buildings only line one side. But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views are from Princes Street as a result. From here you look onto expansive and decorative public gardens beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look the other way, as they’re concerned with chain store shopping or catching the tram or a train at main train station Waverley. But it’s not all utility here; the Scottish National Gallery rewards purposeless wandering, and December’s huge winter market in the gardens begins a season of revelry which ends with Hogmanay, Britain’s largest New Year’s street party.
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