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The Edinburgh Dungeon

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Address: 31 Market Street, Edinburgh EHI IQB, Scotland
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+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 trip to the dungeons

This terrifying attraction is a must do for thrill seekers and anyone with a keen interest in the gory details of Edinburgh's history! The reasonable price of just under 20 pounds... read more

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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This terrifying attraction is a must do for thrill seekers and anyone with a keen interest in the gory details of Edinburgh's history! The reasonable price of just under 20 pounds for an adult, brings you through the gory stories of Edinburgh's gruesome history, detailing the torturing and the murdering of its past inhabitants.The actors are fantastic and improvise excellently... More 

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Thank Domhnall D
Ireland
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217 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited this attraction on my own as my travelling companion did not have any interest! I got a £6 discount voucher in an information guide on Edinburgh. So it cost me£11.95. It was worth this but I would consider the non discounted price to be steep. Tour lasts approx 80 mins as you are guided through the dungeons by... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my friend came to experience, it was really good throughout . I have been before but my mate really enjoyed it. The new attraction was really good too... don't want to give anything away. But overall I think for some reason I just wasn't scared. I really wanted to ... I just think it needs some umph regarding... More 

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Thank RyanLittle
Francesca D, Public Relations Manager at The Edinburgh Dungeon, responded to this review

Ryan Little, you're our kind of peasant! Thank you for your horribly good review. Let us now you're coming next time and we'll UMPH you right up!;) More 

Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We all lived this attraction . Very entertaining. Could be scary for young children but the youngest in our group is 13 so no issues. We had booked online so did not have to queue.

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Thank kerrygang
Francesca D, Public Relations Manager at The Edinburgh Dungeon, responded to this review

Thanks so much for braving the Dungeon and writing this horribly good review. Delighted you all had a torturously good time. ;) More 

Adelaide, Australia
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The dungeons are easy to find and the tour or show lasts for about 80 mins and was fun and informative. The actors were great and really got into their parts. The different rooms and scenes were cool and it was fun to walk through. The boat ride is pretty lame but the drop ride is decent. I didn't find... More 

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Thank Squaregarden
Francesca D, Public Relations Manager at The Edinburgh Dungeon, responded to this review

Hey! It's hop to be Squaregarden, and you're the hippest of all for writing this horribly good review. Thanks for coming to see us with your group. Bring more bodies next time! ;) More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with 2 teenagers aged 16 and 14. Good acting, dark, scary, exciting, blood rushing. My 14 year would go again, thought it was fantastic, my 16 year old thinks it was a one time visit, so it really depends on the teenager. Real family outing, very inclusive. Allow 1.5 - 2 hours for duration of trip. Good value for... More 

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Thank Ciara73
Francesca D, Public Relations Manager at The Edinburgh Dungeon, responded to this review

Thank you for your horribly good review, Ciara, delighted you had a good time. Come back soon, the cannibals told us you're their favourite snack. GUEST, favourite guest. ;) More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Kids enjoyed it, I felt it was just the same as the others we have done in Blackpool and London. Some actors were good putting a lot into their performances others I felt were just going through the motions, repeating their lines parrot fashion. If your kids have blue peter badges they get in free here with paying adults, something... More 

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Thank Vicki974
Francesca D, Public Relations Manager at The Edinburgh Dungeon, responded to this review

Hey there Vicki - thanks for visiting us. Unfortunately we're no longer running the Blue Peter badge promotion, so it looks like you slipped in under the radar, you devil you! I admire your stealth. ;) More 

Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I first visited here about a decade ago and although it was good it wasn't very scary. However they've changed a lot of it since then and the ride at the end had me done in for - the photos were hilarious! The staff do a brilliant job and really get the visitors going. Overall, really good if you are... More 

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Thank kellykat98
Francesca D, Public Relations Manager at The Edinburgh Dungeon, responded to this review

OOFT! Ten years?? Yes indeed we have changed a lot since then. New rides, new shows, new scares... Thanks for your horribly good review. Don't leave it so long next time! ;) More 

United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took the family there (3 kids). Entrance and queuing was a bit chaotic. There was a group of 20kids (11-13_ - all talking and shouting loudly and upsetting almost all the visitors standing behind them. The parents didn't seem to have any control over them. Finally the team at the dungeons allowed them to go separately and not with the... More 

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Thank Bart3ms
Francesca D, Public Relations Manager at The Edinburgh Dungeon, responded to this review

Hey Bart... you're right, we don't generally recommend this to children under 8, but we ultimately leave it up to the adult's discretion. Some toddlers LOVE it! Delighted you had a horribly good time. ;) More 

hull, england
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118 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow it's been almost a week and I still can't stop talking about it! We loved every minute of it! I can say at 35 yes old I did scream a little!! Lol It's so entertaining and funny. Great day out for all ( well not young kids )

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Thank johnjohnHull
Francesca D, Public Relations Manager at The Edinburgh Dungeon, responded to this review

35 and still screaming eh? That's the way you know you're still alive! Thank you for your horribly good review. Hope you come back soon. ;) 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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