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From £25.00 £20.50
Unusually for an attraction, the gift shop is really reasonably priced with plenty of pocket money items.
If you have any mobility issues check access first, there are some quite big steps and floors can be wet.
It can be quite humid so wear layers to take off!
From body-snatchers Burke and Hare to cannibals like Sawney Bean and sword-wielding warriors like William Wallace, Scotland has more than its fair-share of bloodthirsty history – and nowhere captures the dark side of Caledonia better than The Edinburgh Dungeon.
The rides and attractions here include Drop Dead – a 30m chained descent that recreates a condemned convict’s freefall drop from the gallows, the Torture Chamber (where witches and wizards are subjected to unspeakable agonies), and the Cannibals Cave – the foul-smelling lair of the 16th century Bean clan.
The Courtroom takes you back to the 17th century where you can ‘enjoy’ being sentenced for crimes ranging from witchcraft to public drunkenness and head to Greyfriars Kirkyard, on the lookout for (dead or alive) victims for the Scottish capital’s anatomy schools.
If you really want to set your pulse racing, book one of the Dungeon Lates shows – 18+ after dark experiences where adults are reduced to shivering wrecks by special effects, creepy characters and shocking surprises.
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31 Market Street, Edinburgh, MidlothianGet Directions
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Mon - Thurs 10am - 5pm
Fri - Sun 10am - 6pm
Please note - all opening times are subject to seasonal changes.
The Edinburgh Dungeon is an attraction based in Edinburgh. It is listed in Interactive Experiences Historical Attractions Days Out for Adults . We have tickets available starting at £20.50.Quick Links: Book tickets View Photos Read Tips Terms & Conditions
The recommended age for the Dungeons is 8+, but younger kids are welcome – as long as they’re over 5 and feeling brave. Kids under 5 won’t be admitted and those aged 5-15 must be accompanied by an adult (adult 16 and over).
Every tour takes around 70 minutes.
The Drop Dead ride is the only ride at Edinburgh Dungeons. It’s a 30m drop ride that recreates the freefall drop at the executioners’ gallows. Lovely.
You’ll have to be at least 1.4m to ride and it’s not suitable for pregnant visitors.
Most of the building is wheelchair accessible, however there are some uneven floor surfaces. Access to different areas is gained via passenger lifts and low-gradient slopes. Due to the nature of the building, only one wheelchair user can be accommodated at a time.
You can grab soft drinks and snacks at the onsite shop at the end of your tour (if you can stomach them) or calm yourself with something stronger at The Doric nearby.
The Edinburgh Dungeon is located on Market Street in the city centre – just a two-minute walk from Waverley Station if you’re arriving by train. It’s around 10-15 minutes from the city’s bus station and there’s car parking nearby at Waverley Station and Holyrood Road NCP.
There is not a car park at The Edinburgh Dungeon but there are NCP car parks nearby on Castle Terrace and at Holyrood Road.
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