The Edinburgh Dungeon

“Take a deep breath and experience the scary side of Edinburgh’s past” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

EDINBURGH, EDINBURGH

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From the same team that brought you The London Dungeon, the Edinburgh version brings together an amazing cast of actors, special effects, stages, scenes and rides in a truly unique walkthrough experience that is fun, scary and educational. Discover the lair of Sawney Bean and his cannibal family; grave-robbing and worse with Burke and Hare; and the cheerful tale of how 'Half-hangit Maggie' came back from her own hanging.

The Edinburgh Dungeon
31 Market Street, EDINBURGH, EH1 1QB

Features

Facilities
  • Parking nearby
Accessibility
  • Boat ride not accessible to wheelchair users, Drop Dead not suitable for riders unable to brace themselves
  • Facilities: Lift, alternative routes
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year, daily. See website for opening times. Closed 25 Dec

About the area

Discover Edinburgh

Edinburgh is one of Britain’s most spectacular cities and both Old and New Towns have UNESCO World Heritage status. At its heart, the Old Town is a treasury of architecture stretching back to medieval times with its labyrinth of narrow lanes (‘wynds’ or ‘closes’). While the New Town's splendid district of squares, crescents and gardens are surrounded by impressive Georgian town houses.

It isn’t just a magnificent, bustling city, it’s surrounded by countryside – offering visitors the best of both worlds. Dominated by hills and the sea, with the rolling Pentland Hills to the south and the broad expanse of the Firth of Forth estuary to the north, it benefits from a rugged and varied landscape. So much so, the city has its own miniature mountain, Arthur’s Seat, which looms over the Old Town and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, dwarfing even Castle Rock and its crowning fortress, Edinburgh Castle.

A couple of miles east, Portobello is Edinburgh’s seaside area, with a long stretch of golden sand that attracts droves of city dwellers on sunny summer days. 

 

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