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The Edinburgh Dungeon

31 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DF, Scotland
+44 131 240 1001
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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 walk-through 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 500 years of Scotland's darkest 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
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“boat ride” (405 reviews)
“great fun” (410 reviews)
“sawney bean” (105 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
31 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DF, Scotland
Princes Street and Gardens
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+44 131 240 1001
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"boat ride"
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"great fun"
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"sawney bean"
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"drop ride at the end"
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"scary fun"
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"their roles"
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"audience participation"
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"special effects"
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"burke and hare"
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"well worth the money"
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"great attraction"
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"rainy day"
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"scottish history"
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"scares"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Oh my goodness so disappointed yet so amused...disamused, perhaps. Just don't waste your time in Edinburgh being herded from the MIDDLE of one plastic clad shoebox to another in the pitch black. I could go on but I have laughed all afternoon about the experience...More

Thank Emma W
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wasn't going to visit the dungeons as have been to York and Blackpool and thought 'done them' but sooooooo glad we decided to go in with our 2 boys 14 & 10. This was the best of the 3. Once again I got 'chosen' first...More

Thank Wenddav
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited here a couple of years ago, has been upgraded since with new attractions. Love the enthusiasm of the actors and it’s a thoroughly enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours in Edinburgh

Thank luna-jasper
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Reviewed yesterday

We love the dungeon experiences and always make the effort to visit if we are near one. Interesting way to learn about the gruesome history of Edinburgh. Would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to do something a little different.

Thank lilabet182
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited here with my Mum and little sister during the Easter holidays and we had a great time. Excellent value for money and a great day out.

Thank AmyMeads
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is a must to visit. Search Google for discount first, as it's 17.50. The actor's you meet are brilliant, funny and scary. They work really hard to make your experience special. Only down side is the boat ride, this could be so much...More

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1  Thank Traci P
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited the Edinburgh Dungeon on a recent trip to the capital city. Very scary experience in a good way, realistic scenery and actors and somehow the presence of so many people added to the experience!! Would recommend this to anyone although I did put my...More

2  Thank jackieallan2009
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The attractions are entertaining and the actors are talented but I feel like there could be more historical exploration. A lot of the stories are told quite simply and some are almost completely ignored. Near the end of the attraction we are introduced to the...More

Thank Megan M
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our party of gran, Mum, daughter and friend loved the experience. It was scary and amusing in equal measure. We felt the actors did a great job and the staff we encountered were all super, especially the man at the entrance kiosk who was patient...More

Thank MissMairead
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went in a group of 14, I knew only where we were going but not what went on so it was a complete surprise for me. The tour takes you through different elements with a nod to life in past times Edinburgh, very past...More

Thank sooperb
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elliemcdonald2583
16 April 2018|
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Response from David J | Reviewed this property |
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kathy_currie
27 March 2018|
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Response from anijaju | Reviewed this property |
It can be a bit scary for kids. Plus, if the kid wants to go out in between, that can be difficult. This place is better enjoyed without kids.
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VigdisDilja
20 March 2018|
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Response from anijaju | Reviewed this property |
Yep. Avoid bringing a child here. You will be too worried about the kid and wont be able to enjoy yourself.
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