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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
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10:00 - 17:00
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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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Scary but fun 💀👻

Entered the dungeons with anticipation .. had such a good time .. staff were fun and enthusiastic and cheeky which my hubby loved 😉 Would definitely recommend it to any visitors... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Entered the dungeons with anticipation .. had such a good time .. staff were fun and enthusiastic and cheeky which my hubby loved 😉 Would definitely recommend it to any visitors .. x

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was just as good as the best reviews made it out to be! The staff were like actors, absolutely fantastic. The tour was exciting, fun and kept you on your toes, we really enjoyed this and highly recommend it!

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a good laugh in here. The actors were very good and convincing. The whole inside is very dark and could be scary for some people, though you are warned before you enter some of our party left early through the emergency exits! The actors don't hang back with the details or the mickie taking so be prepared to... More 

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Thank Graham F
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here on a recommendation from younger friends who loved it. The actors put their heart into their performances but for me the cost of £17.50 per person was not good value for one hour of entertainment.

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

Hi Margaret, thank you for visiting the Edinburgh Dungeon. We're delighted you had a good time. We're sorry you were disappointed with the price. If you book online, and choose a quieter time of day, you can save over 25% on the price of the walk-up ticket. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your day in Edinburgh. Have a... More 

Cardiff
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Persuaded to go by my daughter. Excellently thought out and put together, scary and fun You! Staff worked well and were very enthusiastic about their parts to play! £5 off entrance price if you produce hop on hop off bus ticket!

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

Hi Kathryn - thanks for your horribly good review of the Edinburgh Dungeon. We're delighted you and you daughter had a good time... next time, stay for dinner? The cannibals said you'd make lovely dinner guests. They did say 'guests', didn't they? ;) More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We really had an amazing time here. The actors were very entertaining and the staff were all amazing.

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

Thank you so much for your horribly good review of the Edinburgh Dungeon. We're delighted you had a good time. Come back soon - stay for dinner, the cannibals said so...;) More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Booked our tickets in advance and could go at any time. We got a free photo each with our tickets which was fun to do and keep as a souvenir. The actors are very good and funny. The rides were thrilling and there was a lot of information given to you about the "olden days". Definitely glad we went here... More 

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

Thank you for your horribly good review, Amy. As it happens we are building an exciting new show, which will be launching in the new year! So watch this (very dark) space!;) More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

After going to London dungeon, I was a little disappointed with Edinburgh! The actors played their parts well but I just felt the props and decor was too fake and couldn't quite get in to the zone! Whilst you are on the drop ride you can see the control room fully lit up and that gave away the game as... More 

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

Thank you for visiting the Edinburgh Dungeon and for taking the time to review us. In the interests of health & safety, our particular drop ride does have to be well-lit. However, we're glad you enjoyed our actors. They do inhabit their parts well... a little too well on occasion. ;) More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited fir the first time with my sister & little boy. Tickets are expensive, but everything is these days! Very well organised tour, the performers were great. Very very dark in parts which adds to the creepiness, my little boy enjoyed it, but was a little scared at parts where it was very dark. Not sure what the age limit... More 

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Thank Ranay1
EDMarketing, Public Relations Manager at The Edinburgh Dungeon, responded to this review

I'm sorry you were disappointed with your experience at the Dungeon. While we do generally recommend the attraction to children over 8, we leave it up to the parent or guardian's discretion as to whether they should enter. We have a zero tolerance attitude to alcohol - on this occasion it seems we missed this particular group, who normally would... More 

Stoke-on-Trent
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After visiting the York dungeons we had out hopes up for the Edinburgh one. Tickets were great prices as we pre booked online. The actor's were great but personal opinion could of gotten into charachter more. Didn't feel like we saw 11 different stories and just as about we got into the stories etc it ended!! We were disapointed about... More 

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

Hi Sophie, I'm sorry you were disappointed with your visit to the Edinburgh Dungeon. As you may have noticed we are in a period of construction while we build an exciting new show. You should have been given some discount vouchers to compensate for the disruption, and we removed the facility to buy ticket that included photos as they would... 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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