The Edinburgh Dungeon

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.

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Catherine says...

Great priced gift shop!

Unusually for an attraction, the gift shop is really reasonably priced with plenty of pocket money items.


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Check accessibility info

If you have any mobility issues check access first, there are some quite big steps and floors can be wet.

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Dianne says...

Layers are key!

It can be quite humid so wear layers to take off!

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Scotland's dark side awaits

Edinburgh Dungeon rides and attractions 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 look out for Greyfriars Kirkyard, where Messrs Burke and Hare are 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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Experience Crowd boo at 17th century judge in the Courtroom at Edinburgh Dungeon

The Courtroom

Face your crimes and do your time

Experience Dr Knox and a scared crowd in the anatomy theatre in the Edinburgh Dungeon

The Anatomy Theatre

Meet a Doctor and Serial Killer at the same time - winner.

Ride The Edinburgh Dungeon The Drop Dead Ride

Drop Dead: The Grassmarket Gallows

Countdown as you prepare to drop 30m on this thrilling ride

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Beware, it ain’t for the faint of heart – The Dungeons are recommended for children aged 8 and over (with entry at the discretion of parents/guardians). Kids aged under 5 won’t be admitted and those aged 5-15 must be accompanied by an adult (aged 16 and over).

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.

Most of the facility is designed to be accessible to disabled guests, However, due to the fact that it’s housed in a listed building, there are some uneven floor surfaces. Access to different areas is gained via passenger lifts and low-gradient slopes but due to the dimensions of the premises, only one wheelchair user can be accommodated at a time.

We recommend checking the website to confirm opening times because these can sometimes change.

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.

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Edinburgh Dungeon

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31 Market Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian


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Opening Times

Mon - Thurs 10am - 5pm

Fri - Sun 10am - 6pm

Please note - all opening times are subject to seasonal changes.

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