Embark on the underground journey through the darkest history of Edinburgh, in this award-winning visitor attraction that is a combination of theatrical actors, 360-degree theatrical sets, special effects, and exciting rides in a fully immersive walkthrough experience. Every show is based on Scottish history, so this is the best way to experience historical events, in the most exciting way. Located on East Market Street in the city centre of Edinburgh, the Edinburgh Dungeon is full of gallows humour that is worthy of the Dungeon name. Book your ticket and your time slot to make your entry to one of the most exciting attractions in Edinburgh and Scotland, filled with live actors and characters that will make your ultimate underground journey one to remember. Book your Edinburgh Dungeon tickets today.
About The Edinburgh Dungeon
What is the Edinburgh Dungeon?
Nick Varney, the founder and CEO of Vardon Attractions (which is now Merlin Entertainments), founded the Edinburgh Dungeon in 2000. The Edinburgh Dungeon was based upon the same idea as the London Dungeon and includes characters like William Wallace, Vikings, Burke and Hare, and other scenes from the alleyways of Edinburgh.
Since then, there has been quite an evolution in the Edinburgh Dungeon with theatrical actors and shows. There have been shows such as Witch Hunt and Sawney Bean's cannibal cave. There are two thrilling rides, 15 actors, and 11 shows for you to enjoy as the exploration begins with a 500-year history of Edinburgh, with actors performing characters of the past, including Burke and Hare, Agnes Finnie, Sawney Bean, and The Green Lady Elizabeth Elphinstone. This attraction is full of special effects staged in theatrical sets, and includes characters such as 'The Foul Clenger', 'The Torturer', and 'The Judge'. It is a fully immersive experience that allows visitors to really get involved.
The Edinburgh Dungeon is one of eight in Europe, including the Berlin Dungeon, The Amsterdam Dungeon, the Blackpool Tower Dungeon, Hamburg Dungeon, The Castle Dungeon in Warwick Castle, and the York Dungeon.
What can I experience at the Edinburgh Dungeon?
This is a 70-minute walkthrough experience that is fully immersive and uses live actors, stunning special effects, theatrical sets, and thrilling rides. All these together bring hundreds of years of Scottish history to life. Explore the sets in the attraction right after you get entry to the venue. There are all-immersive sets, such as The Courtroom, The Torture Chamber, Witches' Judgement, Cannibal's Cave, The Anatomy Theatre, Mary King's Close, Burke & Hare: The Business of Murder, Castle Ghosts, Edinburgh's Vaults, and Drop Dead: The Grassmarket Gallows.
Enjoy the 360-degree sets, special effects, and some stories from the talented actors that will educate and awe all who enter!
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What age is Edinburgh Dungeon suitable for?
It is suitable for everyone. However, children under the age of four will not be permitted to enter. Parents must accompany children under 16 years of age to the venue with a valid ticket.
How long does it take to visit the Edinburgh Dungeon?
It will take you one hour 20 minutes to fully enjoy the attraction.
When is the best time to visit?
The opening hours of the attraction are 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. on most days and the gates close at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., or 6 p.m. depending on the day.
You can visit all around the year.
Directions, Venue Info, And Attendee FAQs
Where is the Edinburgh Dungeon located?
The address of the venue is The Edinburgh Dungeon,31, Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DF.
How do I get to the Edinburgh Dungeon?
Take the M6 from London to reach the destination in about eight hours.
Edinburgh Waverley station is just nearby and is a few minutes away. You can take a train from King's Cross station in London to reach the destination in about four to five hours.
You can also take a flight to reach the destination.
You can also take a tram to the dungeon. Princes Street is the nearest station.
Where can I park nearby?
NCP Car Parks are located nearby at Holyrood Road and on Castle Terrace.
Where are the toilet facilities at the Edinburgh Dungeon?
There are toilets in the dungeon with accessible toilets found on the lower level. It can be accessed using a lift before the start of the tour.
Is the Edinburgh Dungeon accessible?
Level pathways are used to navigate inside the dungeon. Some floors might be rough and uneven. Only one wheelchair can be accommodated on each tour, so visitors need to book their tickets beforehand.
Where can I eat nearby?
Some popular recommendations are Bubba Q, The Albanach, Palm Court, Zebra Coffee, and The Baked Potato Shop.