Edinburgh Dungeon

Edinburgh Dungeon Live and breathe the ultimate underground journey through Edinburgh's darkest history! Live actors and thrilling rides bring the city's past to life!
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The Edinburgh Dungeon is a uniquely thrilling attraction that'll take you back to the past's most horrible bits. See, hear, smell and feel the city’s darkest stories as they come to life before your eyes. As you are taken back in time, you’ll come face-to-face with frighteningly funny characters, from Torturers and Judges to local legends including the cannibal clan of Sawney Bean and infamous murderous twosome Burke and Hare. Explore surroundings like the plague-ravaged Street of Sorrows, the Anatomy Theatre of Dr Knox and the mysterious Old Craig House where a spine-chilling ghostly presence resides. As you listen to their stories, you'll feel yourself drawn into another world, where the boundaries between reality and the past blur. Be warned - as you make your way through the Dungeon, surprises are lurking in the darkness and will keep your senses on high alert as you anticipate what's waiting around the next corner…

Operating as usual

So all these ‘celebs’ think that they’re big and brave by entering the ruins of Gwrych Castle when we know that the real...
18/11/2020

So all these ‘celebs’ think that they’re big and brave by entering the ruins of Gwrych Castle when we know that the real test of bravery would be daring to step their little tippy toes into the depths of the Edinburgh Dungeon! If you think you’re brave enough to delve into the murky depths of the dungeon then book your tickets for this weekend but make sure you’re ready as you never know what or should we say who is lurking about down there!🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏰👻
https://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/tickets-passes/
We ask that all peasants follow their local travel restrictions

Whilst some of the city is sleeping during November we want to raise the spirits and provide a thoroughly frightful time...
09/11/2020

Whilst some of the city is sleeping during November we want to raise the spirits and provide a thoroughly frightful time for our local traitors so whilst we will be closed Monday to Friday our creaking doors will remain OPEN on Saturdays and Sundays! That's two whole days of socially distanced and frightfully good (even if we say so ourselves…and we do) underground journeys through Edinburgh's darkest history!

Chop Chop, book your tickets now as the torturer is eagerly awaiting your arrival...
https://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/tickets-passes/

Calling all you wee traitors.. we've heard you missed us today and whilst we like to make you jump and scream tears quit...
06/11/2020

Calling all you wee traitors.. we've heard you missed us today and whilst we like to make you jump and scream tears quite simply aren't our thing so to stop you crying into your Irn Bru we're back open for the weekend!
If you're planning to visit us then be quick and make sure you book your tickets before we change our mind!
ED 🖤
https://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/tickets-passes/

📣Right you ‘orrible lot we have a little old announcement for you! 📣Unfortunately (or fortunately whichever way you like...
05/11/2020

📣Right you ‘orrible lot we have a little old announcement for you! 📣
Unfortunately (or fortunately whichever way you like) due to unforeseen circumstances the Edinburgh Dungeon will be closed for the day tomorrow – Friday 6th November. Our team of treacherous dungeoneers will be in touch with all affected traitors as a matter of urgency but we ask that you remain patient, after all we have to release them from their shackles first.
ED 🖤

🎃(Un)Happy Halloween wee rotter’s, we hope you have a ghastly day!For those of you (un) lucky enough to be joining us to...
31/10/2020

🎃(Un)Happy Halloween wee rotter’s, we hope you have a ghastly day!
For those of you (un) lucky enough to be joining us today we hope you have you big boys and girls pants on and for those of you last minute Moira’s who haven’t yet booked you’re too late as we are SOLD OUT that’s right not even one little ticket going spare...gutted!
We can squeeze you in for some spooky fun on Sunday but you’re going to have to be quick.. 🦇
https://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/tickets-passes/

Right Peasants we are now fully sold out on Saturday 31st, we did warn you. Stop your crying and get booking for Sunday ...
30/10/2020

Right Peasants we are now fully sold out on Saturday 31st, we did warn you. Stop your crying and get booking for Sunday before its too late.
Have a truly horrible day.

28/10/2020
3 Days To Go...

📣Calling all peasants, traitors and rotten scoundrels, just 3 days to go until our favourite day of the year ... All Hallows Eve!🎃
Do you dare to join us on the scariest day of the year and help raise the spirit of Burke & Hares final victim Madgy Docherty...it's going to be a SCREAM!
If you can't wait until Saturday we do have a few tickets hanging around for our combined Walking & Dungeon tours tomorrow & Friday but you're going to have to be quick as they won't 'hang' around for long!👻
https://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/tickets-passes/

Oi you 'orrible scoundrels, I don't want to keep hearin' you whining that you forget to put your hand in your pocket and...
27/10/2020

Oi you 'orrible scoundrels, I don't want to keep hearin' you whining that you forget to put your hand in your pocket and buy your tickets and now they're all sold out and you can't visit boo hoo 👶 So, here I am being oh so nice and helping you peasants out (and you know that's not like me) because I'm telling you that if you want to brave the depths of the dungeon this weekend then get your tickets NOW yes...RIGHT NOW as our availability is declining faster than the torturer can snap his chappy chopper!
What are you waiting for..skidaddle

https://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/tickets-passes/

Oi you rotten peasants only one week (yes that's 7 little days for those of you who are what shall we say...not very cle...
24/10/2020

Oi you rotten peasants only one week (yes that's 7 little days for those of you who are what shall we say...not very clever) to go until All Hallow's Eve🎃! Who are you bringing along for the séance of a lifetime? Remember, we're upping the scare-factor on Saturday 31st so the only question is do you DARE to brave the Dungeon... you never know what will be lurking about🕯️

https://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/tickets-passes/

🎃COMPETITION CLOSED 🎃🍬Our winner was randomly selected as Michelle Riley🍬So, peasants, we've heard you like a freebie so...
23/10/2020

🎃COMPETITION CLOSED 🎃
🍬Our winner was randomly selected as Michelle Riley🍬

So, peasants, we've heard you like a freebie so in the true spirit 👻 of Halloween we're giving away a real treat 🍬, a pair of tickets to experience the ultimate overground and underground journey through Edinburgh's darkest history.. a Dungeon duo if you wish! One (un) lucky pair will head out on a Walking Tour of the city led by our very own Black Jester before delving deep into the murky depth of the Dungeon itself... it's going to be a scream!
To enter all you have to do it tag a mate or an enemy, either way we don't mind 🤷, in the comments and a little old share wouldn't go a miss.

Bad luck EDx

Competition closes at 23:59 on 25/10/20 and tickets will be valid between 26/10/20 and 30/10/20 subject to availability.
Please note that this competition is by no way endorsed by Facebook .

⏰Tick Tock Tick Tock⏰Time is running out to enter our ghastly competition with the awfully good Hard Rock Cafe and frigh...
21/10/2020

⏰Tick Tock Tick Tock⏰
Time is running out to enter our ghastly competition with the awfully good Hard Rock Cafe and frightfully fantastic Jägermeister to win an interactive three course meal at the Dungeon! One (un)lucky pair will be wined and dined Dungeon style but will it be you? Tag your dungeon date and head here to enter https://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/whats-inside/events/dinner-at-the-dungeons/

Day one of our combined Dungeon and Walking Tours was an 'orrible success..traitors screamed, peasants learnt, spirits w...
17/10/2020

Day one of our combined Dungeon and Walking Tours was an 'orrible success..traitors screamed, peasants learnt, spirits were raised👻 and the Black Jeser managed not to lose a soul as he lead only the bravest rotters around our ghastly city.
There's just one itsy bitsy question...do you think you have the nerve to handle a double dose of the Dungeon?
Find out more..we dare you!
https://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/whats-inside/events/edinburgh-walking-tours/

Be prepared to jump higher, scream louder and delve deeper into Edinburgh’s murky past with our combined Dungeon & Walki...
14/10/2020

Be prepared to jump higher, scream louder and delve deeper into Edinburgh’s murky past with our combined Dungeon & Walking Tours!
Let our very own Black Jester lead you round some of the cities most notorious sites before meeting some of Scotland's shadiest residents as you tiptoe down into the Dungeon🕯️🎃
Think you can handle a double dose of the Dungeon?
Book your tickets now as there aren’t a lot ‘hanging’ around 💀
https://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/whats-inside/events/edinburgh-walking-tours/

Oi peasants, hands up✋ if you think you can handle a double dose of the Dungeon? If you think your nerves can take doubl...
11/10/2020

Oi peasants, hands up✋ if you think you can handle a double dose of the Dungeon? If you think your nerves can take double the scare and twice the murky Scottish history then our combined Walking and Dungeon Tours are right up your street!
Tag a mate you think is a massive scaredy Big Jessie and probably can’t handle our extra scary Dungeon Duo👇
https://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/whats-inside/events/edinburgh-walking-tours/

Madgy Docherty was the notorious Burke and Hare's final victim... brutally murdered on All Hallow's Eve, 1828. Will our ...
08/10/2020

Madgy Docherty was the notorious Burke and Hare's final victim... brutally murdered on All Hallow's Eve, 1828. Will our séance raise her spirit from the dead? Join us this October to find out...if you dare!🎃🎃

Don't all book at once!
https://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/tickets-passes/

Calling all peasants and traitors we wanted to silence the whispers amongst the shackles to let you know that Edinburgh ...
07/10/2020

Calling all peasants and traitors we wanted to silence the whispers amongst the shackles to let you know that Edinburgh Dungeon remains open!

We are currently not affected by the new restrictions imposed today by the Scottish government and have a dungeon full of health and safety measures in place to keep you safe which you can read about here https://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/plan-your-visit/information/covid-19-health-safety/ (assuming that you can read of course) and we look forward to welcoming…we mean unwelcoming you to Edinburgh Dungeon.

Oi you ‘orrible peasants! Think you can handle the Dungeon at Halloween? Well, how about a trip to the Dungeon COMBINED ...
06/10/2020

Oi you ‘orrible peasants! Think you can handle the Dungeon at Halloween? Well, how about a trip to the Dungeon COMBINED with Edinburgh Dungeons ultimate walking tour? #doubledare🎃

Let the Back Jester take you on a walking tour of Edinburgh's murky back alleys whilst he regales you with the horrible tales and darkest secrets of our city's rich and (very) unpleasant history before delving deep into the Dungeon where you’ll learn, scream and jump!

Don't go dragging those feet as these combined tickets are only available from the 17th to the 31st of October and won't hang around for long!

Tag your bestie..after all you’re going to need one!

Find out more and book your tickets today
https://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/whats-inside/events/edinburgh-walking-tours/
#2020justgotscarier #seance #isanybodythere #doubledare

💀🎃 COMPETITION TIME! 🎃💀Fancy winning a dining experience you won't forget!? Well this Halloween, we've teamed up with th...
05/10/2020

💀🎃 COMPETITION TIME! 🎃💀

Fancy winning a dining experience you won't forget!? Well this Halloween, we've teamed up with the Hard Rock Cafe and Jägermeister to offer one (un)lucky pair the chance to experience the UK’s scariest dining experience - an interactive, three-course meal at the Dungeon!
Head to our website to enter and don't forget to let us know who would be your Dungeon dinner date in the comments below👇
https://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/whats-inside/events/dinner-at-the-dungeons/

🎃You are cordially invited to our Scariest Halloween Ever, whether you have the nerves to accept our very kind offer is ...
03/10/2020

🎃You are cordially invited to our Scariest Halloween Ever, whether you have the nerves to accept our very kind offer is another matter...
If you're ready to conjure up the spirit of notorious Burke & Hare's last victim Madgy Dochert then we're ready for you!
Madgy may look scary here but you haven't seen anything yet..🎃

That's it Peasants we are sold out for today (Saturday 3rd Oct), get booking for tomorrow or enjoy the gorgeous Scottish...
03/10/2020

That's it Peasants we are sold out for today (Saturday 3rd Oct), get booking for tomorrow or enjoy the gorgeous Scottish weather.

🎃Our Scariest Halloween Ever Is Here!🎃But the question is are you measly peasants ready for it?Be prepared to scream lou...
01/10/2020

🎃Our Scariest Halloween Ever Is Here!🎃
But the question is are you measly peasants ready for it?
Be prepared to scream louder and jump higher than ever before as you participate in the Séance... Is anybody there or have you rotten lot already run for the hills?
(Side note new pants will be available in the gift shop)
https://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/tickets-passes/ways-to-visit/general-tickets/
Prebooking is essential due to reduced capacity
#edinburghdungeon #IsAnybodyThere

26/09/2020
🎃HALLOWEEN ANNOUNCEMENT 🎃

**COMPETITION NOW CLOSED**

Calling all peasants... Séance is BACK for our scariest Halloween ever and you’re invited…If you dare!
If you think you can summon the guts to go on an underground journey through Scottish history and take on a séance of a lifetime then we’re giving YOU the chance to bag yourself a pair of tickets to visit us this October ..the only question is who will be your traitor in crime?

To enter this ‘orrible competition all you have to do is ‘drop’ into the comments and let us know if you and your traitor in crime are scaredy cats or have nerves of squeal…we mean steel!👇

A like and a share would be frightfully nice...

If you don't want to hang about then get your tickets online before they vanish! https://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/

Competition closes 23:59 30th Sept 2020 T&Cs are available in our Notes .

#Seance #IsThereAnybodyThere #EdinburghDungeon

26/09/2020

The Edinburgh Dungeon – Halloween Seance Competition- Terms & Conditions

Good Morning Peasants. We are sold out for today Saturday 26th and are quickly selling out for tomorrow so be quick. So ...
26/09/2020

Good Morning Peasants. We are sold out for today Saturday 26th and are quickly selling out for tomorrow so be quick. So many guilty peasants so little time.

18/09/2020

New pants at the ready you rotters as Halloween is coming! Do you have the GUTS? We do! Watch this space for more scary news over the next few days.....
#bepreparedtobescared

02/09/2020

In 1724 on this day Margaret Dickson "Half Hangit Maggie" was was hanged and her body left suspended for the customary 30 minutes she was then cut down and taken away in a coffin on a cart to be buried several miles away. The driver of the cart had stopped for a break and thought he heard noises coming from the coffin. He was right, for some unknown reason Margaret was not dead and had revived and was now trying to get out of the coffin.She was given a full pardon and there is even a pub named after her now.

Hello Peasants we are sold out of timeslots for today so book online to avoid disappointment. We're almost as busy as th...
09/08/2020

Hello Peasants we are sold out of timeslots for today so book online to avoid disappointment. We're almost as busy as the sentencing of William Burke who was hung for his crimes in front of a crowd of 25,000 on January 28, 1829... Almost.

Address

31 Market Place
Edinburgh
EH1 1DF

Any bus into the city centre. We are located next to Waverley train Station. There is also a taxi rank right outside the Dungeon.

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 16:00
Thursday 11:00 - 16:00
Friday 11:00 - 16:00
Saturday 11:00 - 16:00
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

Telephone

+441312401041

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THE EDINBURGH DUNGEON

Live and breathe Edinburgh’s darkest history, if you dare! The Edinburgh Dungeon is an award-winning, 70-minute interactive and immersive walk-through experience covering 1000 years of Edinburgh and Scottish history through live actor shows, theatrical sets, special effects and thrilling rides. Visitors will come face to face with the most notorious rogues from the city’s dark past, from Mary Queen of Scots and Burke & Hare to witch Agnes Finnie or cannibal Sawney Bean. Recommended for ages 8 and up, the Dungeon is located in the heart of Edinburgh minutes from Waverley Station.


Comments

Great day. We do not speak French though 😂
Hi. Unfortunately I've got to cancel my pre paid booking due to new covid restrictions. Who do I contact please? The email address doesn't seem to be working. Thanks.
Good afternoon, I would like to book a ticket to come to the dungeons next Monday or Tuesday. I can see that I can book a ticket through the website; however, I need to arrange a carers ticket as well for my companion. Do I need to ring up and arrange this to ensure there is enough space when we visit? Thanks you.
Booked for my birthday for halloween can't wait to be scared 🙃 🙂 🤪
I want to buy tickets for tomorrow Site wont load properly to book
hi was wondering how you guys were my sister is adamant she wants to come to the dungeons can you please keep us updated as we are coming off lockdown and tell us when you are reopening
CALLING ALL 70's & 80's CHILDREN! Usborne brought back "World of the Unknown: Ghosts" thanks to a similar petition and Reece Shearsmith so I thought I'd try and get that other terrifying classic "The Usborne Guide To The Supernatural World" republished as its currently only available 2nd hand for silly money. These books combined with packs of Horror Top Trumps are some of my favourite memories. If any of you remember this book with the fondness and terror that I do then please sign and fingers crossed we might be able to introduce it to the next generation!
Well recommend it very scary and very fun to be there loved it
Thanks for the memories
Is this appropriate for a 5 year old?