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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 - 17:00
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"
in 405 reviews
"great fun"
in 410 reviews
"sawney bean"
in 105 reviews
"drop ride at the end"
in 64 reviews
"scary fun"
in 62 reviews
"their roles"
in 60 reviews
"audience participation"
in 106 reviews
"special effects"
in 59 reviews
"burke and hare"
in 55 reviews
"well worth the money"
in 87 reviews
"great attraction"
in 56 reviews
"rainy day"
in 62 reviews
"scottish history"
in 66 reviews
"scares"
in 159 reviews
"characters"
in 215 reviews
"campy"
in 111 reviews
"parts"
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank jackieallan2009
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Reviewed 2 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 2 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 2 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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Reviewed 4 days ago

80 minutes of Edinburgh history put across in a variety of ways by actors that live the part. A must for anyone who wants something different. To describe it would spoil the adventure. All I would say is that it is funny, insulting and at...More

Thank Kev W
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Good value fir money using taste card discount Staff brilliant ... kept you on your toes from the minute you got in there....

Thank turndo1
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to a few of these type of events over the past few years and must say I was disappointed with the Dungeons. Although the dungeons themselves were very well equipped, I felt that more was needed from the actor/actresses. I suppose after being...More

1  Thank Fitzmurph
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a hoot! Despite being tried as a witch by a hilarious woman judge right at the beginning of the tour, I had so much fun. The folk who work there are really quite brilliant at making this work. A wee bit on the expensive...More

Thank 198Fionski
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm from Glasgow and decided to have a day trip to Edinburgh with my sons fiancee we met up with my sister who stays in Edinburgh she highly recommended The Edinburgh Dungeon we had amazing time I would say not for young children as a...More

1  Thank Mayjay D
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EDMarketing, General Manager at The Edinburgh Dungeon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your great review! We're always unsure if learning about Edinburgh's dark history will appeal to people from Glasgow. The damp, squalid living conditions, brutal violence, heinous crimes and horrific torture in modern-day Glasgow must make our Dungeon seem very tame indeed, so we're...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was slightly terrifying but Aaron was the best! #friendlystaff #excepttheoneswhotrytoeatyou #fromthelondoners

2  Thank hanmancey
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EDMarketing, General Manager at The Edinburgh Dungeon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your great review about Aaron - bit of a shame it was only a 3 star? Seemed like you had a great time!

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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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