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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%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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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 3 days ago via mobile

Was initially very anxious about this attraction and sceptical about booking it in the first place. How wrong could I have been!! It was absolutely fantastic and also very interesting!! Great value for money and the actors are a credit to themselves!! Thank you !

Thank Jordan P
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Me and hubby went here with our 2 boys 9 & 13. Throughly enjoyed it. If you like dark scary places then this for you. From start to finish fantastic. Plenty of laughs and not afraid to admit quite a few screams also and jumping...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Went here on our Ghost Tour. Very dark and damp, watch yourself though easy to twist an ankle in that dark dungeon. I felt a little wobbly several times but a must see and do.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This trip is absolutely hilarious. Very very entertaining and enjoyable. A couple of hours well spent. Laughs and screams throughout the experience. A visit is a must.

Thank yarm118
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here on a recent break to the city. There were about eighteen adults in our group eith a few different nationalities. We alk got on well and had a good time. You were taken into a lot of different rooms and had different...More

Thank Jen J
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EDMarketing, General Manager at The Edinburgh Dungeon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your review! You definitely need to turn up willing to have a good laugh!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic time when we visited last week. Great experience with a lot of variation to keep it engaging but it's the staff that make it tip top. They bring a vibrancy to each character and role that make it unforgettable. Really recommend...More

Thank lillis69
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EDMarketing, General Manager at The Edinburgh Dungeon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Your review will bring a glorious ray of sunshine into their otherwise dark and tortured lives

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such fun, can't recommend highly enough. I laughed so much I almost cried, special effects had me jumping and shrieking with a mixture of horror and humour. I loved it as did my friends, we are aged 62, 55, 53, 47 and 27. Fantastic value...More

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EDMarketing, General Manager at The Edinburgh Dungeon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We think we're fantastic value for money too! Some people pay a lot of money to get covered in urine, tortured and humiliated.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my 13 year old grandson and we had such a laugh.the performers do a great job by making the experience scary but also very funny. We would definitely recommend a visit and we would actually go back.

Thank janice100365
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EDMarketing, General Manager at The Edinburgh Dungeon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We'd welcome you coming back for another visit. We have a special fringe show in August and our shows at Halloween are always that bit scarier!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Entertaining for adults and kids alike. A great way to get s little history in a humorous and entertaining way. Worth going for sure.

Thank Kim F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I had a short break in Edinburgh and, having already visited the London, York, Warwick Castle and Amsterdam Dungeons, we were keen to see what Edinburgh had in store for us - we were not disappointed! The Dungeon has many of the...More

Thank Adam G
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millippi
16 May 2018|
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Response from Adam G | Reviewed this property |
I've been to a couple of Dungeons on my own - visitors are sent around in groups so you wouldn't be on your own as such. You'd still enjoy it for sure but probably more fun with at least one friend with you to giggle with :)
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Ewa K
29 April 2018|
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Response from Francesca D | Property representative |
Hello Ewa, We do indeed now have Italian guides available. Many thanks!
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elliemcdonald2583
29 April 2018|
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Response from Vivien H | Reviewed this property |
When we went there was a younger boy in our group, they didn’t scare him at all or go near him, I think they aim for the older lot (the actors) but you can’t avoid everything unfortunately because you move around as a group... More
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