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The Edinburgh Dungeon

31 Market Street, Edinburgh EHI IQB, 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: 11:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
31 Market Street, Edinburgh EHI IQB, Scotland
Princes Street and Gardens
+44 131 240 1001
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What can I say?? Fantastic trip to the dungeons what being my fifth visit it never gets old or samey. I have never laughed so much in all my life was so funny and fantastic. The actors were superb and the staff was so helpful...More

Thank April L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very good visit, lots of jumps and scares along the way. The issue would be that the rooms almost appear to close and you get a lot of noise bleed through from other rooms, which can mean that the actors are drowned out. Also the...More

Thank Ben W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not what i expected, poor quality and not as interesting as described. Most of the time spent standing about.

Thank chrisybhoy_11
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I went to the dungeons for the first time, despite living in the city for a number of years. The staff in the box office were very nice and let us get in early despite us having booked online with an allocated...More

Thank Myra W
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited the dungeon for a hen party activity and had the best time! It is a great way to spend an afternoon when the weather is not good (often in Edinburgh!) and is not too expensive either. The boat ride and Mary King's Close...More

Thank Broons B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

In are group there was two very young children under the age of five in buggies even at the beginning of the tour ,waiting for the tour to being the children were crying and scared. Unfortunately the parents didnt seem to care and neither did...More

Thank Grainne M
Francesca D, Public Relations Manager at The Edinburgh Dungeon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Grainne, We are very sorry about your experience with us here at the Dungeon. I understand that you have been in touch with our teams directly and you can expect to hear from us very soon. Please accept our apologies for your below-par experience...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had some time to kill befor our flight home so always wanted to go to the Edinburgh dungeons and tuck the opportunity. Was amazing the staff/actors played there parts amazing had us jumping and laughing .if you get the chance i highly recommend that you...More

Thank Martin-nean
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Edinburgh Dungeons was definitely the highlight of our visit. It was thoroughly enjoyable and the staff members who take on the various roles on your journey do an excellent job. It's funny and scary all at the same time. I would definitely recommend a...More

Thank R0se1960
Reviewed 6 days ago

We arrived at Edinburgh dungeons on Friday 13th! We had booked our tickets in advance, no queues. I was the poor soul that got picked on but it was fun Im easily freaked so it was real jumpy. good info on history aswell

Thank Eileen R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked tickets through here for priority entry but there's just separate queues still a bit of wait but you can go when you want which is a big plus. Anyway back to the attraction itself very good felt it could have been a bit scarier...More

Thank Anjianddoug
Francesca D, Public Relations Manager at The Edinburgh Dungeon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for visiting us, and for taking the time to write this horribly good review. Glad you got a photo memento of your own hanging! ;)

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
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Sue O
Why is it more expensive the later you go? Is there an advantage to going later in the day?
19 June 2017|
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Response from Francesca D | Property representative |
Hi there, You get exactly the same experience whatever time of day you come.Our pricing is tiered to encourage morning visits, as afternoons can get busy (especially at this time of year). Promise you won't be missing out... More
Hi there....would this be suitable for a 5yr old or is he maybe a wee bit young?
16 May 2017|
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Response from Francesca D | Property representative |
Hi there. We don't recommend the Dungeon for children under the age of 8 as it can be quite scary for the little one as it is very dark with a few jump scares and loud noises. However, this is just a guideline and it is... More
Has anyone bought the VIP ticket ? Not sure I understand how this works , you can't seem to select a timed entry with this.
13 April 2017|
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Response from Francesca D | Property representative |
Hi there! The VIP ticket isn't timed because it's a priority entrance ticket, so you get to walk in whenever you want, without committing yourself to a time. You also get a souvenir guidebook and a photo memory of your... More