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…

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⏰TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO ENTER⏰🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿Time is ticking to get your entries in to become Scotland's Next Guardian!🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿It...
05/05/2021

⏰TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO ENTER⏰

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿Time is ticking to get your entries in to become Scotland's Next Guardian!🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
It's a grand title with an even grander prize...a weekend break in our glorious capital along with an evening meal and tickets to the Dungeon! We're feeling that generous that we'll even throw in a couple of pairs of Dungeon tickets for two other entrants who will be selected at random!

To be with the chance of winning this bonnie prize we want to see 👀 why you think you'd make the perfect guardian of our wee country, a little snap 📸 that proves you LOVE this country as much as we do!

So Laddies and Lassies dinnae delay! Get off you bahookie, get camera happy, head over to our website and send us your true Scottish snappy 👇

https://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/whats-inside/events/william-wallace-competition/

Why not let a TRUE Scot know 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Be quick as time's running out and nobody likes being left in the DARK!
ED🖤

⏰TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO ENTER⏰

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿Time is ticking to get your entries in to become Scotland's Next Guardian!🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
It's a grand title with an even grander prize...a weekend break in our glorious capital along with an evening meal and tickets to the Dungeon! We're feeling that generous that we'll even throw in a couple of pairs of Dungeon tickets for two other entrants who will be selected at random!

To be with the chance of winning this bonnie prize we want to see 👀 why you think you'd make the perfect guardian of our wee country, a little snap 📸 that proves you LOVE this country as much as we do!

So Laddies and Lassies dinnae delay! Get off you bahookie, get camera happy, head over to our website and send us your true Scottish snappy 👇

https://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/whats-inside/events/william-wallace-competition/

Why not let a TRUE Scot know 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Be quick as time's running out and nobody likes being left in the DARK!
ED🖤

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿WIN A WEEKEND IN EDINBURGH🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿We've teamed up with our partners in crime at Apex Hotels and Hard Rock Cafe Edi...
03/05/2021

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿WIN A WEEKEND IN EDINBURGH🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
We've teamed up with our partners in crime at Apex Hotels and Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh to give away a weekend break to our glorious capital and all you need to do to win it is SHOW us how much you LOVE our beautiful country because we want to find it's next guardian!

We want to see as many of your ugly mugs as possible so as well as the weekend break competition we'll also be giving away two pairs of Dungeon tickets to two entrants who will be selected at random!

So, ladies and gentlemen of this great country if you ❤️ Scotland as much as William Wallace himself then go toot on those bagpipes 🎵, stack that Iron Bru nice and high 🥤, dig into that plate of Haggis 🍲 or strike a pose 💁 whilst you're out amongst the lochs & mountains, just make sure you take a picture 📸 then head over to our website to share it with us to enter
https://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/whats-inside/events/william-wallace-competition/

A wee little share would be awfully nice too..and we're all about being nice 😏

Be QUICK as your chance to enter is slipping away quicker than Dr Knox’s can pull out all of those 'orrible bits🦴!

Bad Luck ED🖤

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿WIN A WEEKEND IN EDINBURGH🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
We've teamed up with our partners in crime at Apex Hotels and Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh to give away a weekend break to our glorious capital and all you need to do to win it is SHOW us how much you LOVE our beautiful country because we want to find it's next guardian!

We want to see as many of your ugly mugs as possible so as well as the weekend break competition we'll also be giving away two pairs of Dungeon tickets to two entrants who will be selected at random!

So, ladies and gentlemen of this great country if you ❤️ Scotland as much as William Wallace himself then go toot on those bagpipes 🎵, stack that Iron Bru nice and high 🥤, dig into that plate of Haggis 🍲 or strike a pose 💁 whilst you're out amongst the lochs & mountains, just make sure you take a picture 📸 then head over to our website to share it with us to enter
https://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/whats-inside/events/william-wallace-competition/

A wee little share would be awfully nice too..and we're all about being nice 😏

Be QUICK as your chance to enter is slipping away quicker than Dr Knox’s can pull out all of those 'orrible bits🦴!

Bad Luck ED🖤

If you're lurking around the streets of Edinburgh tomorrow then why not give yourself a shake and find some courage to c...
02/05/2021

If you're lurking around the streets of Edinburgh tomorrow then why not give yourself a shake and find some courage to come and visit us? After all you never know how much fun is lurking amongst the depths of the Dungeon!

Don't forget to pre-book your tickets online and we'd hate for you to be left out in the rain 🌦️
https://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/tickets-passes/

ED 🖤

If you're lurking around the streets of Edinburgh tomorrow then why not give yourself a shake and find some courage to come and visit us? After all you never know how much fun is lurking amongst the depths of the Dungeon!

Don't forget to pre-book your tickets online and we'd hate for you to be left out in the rain 🌦️
https://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/tickets-passes/

ED 🖤

WE ARE OPEN!That's right peasants our doors are open and we're ready to raise your spirits and give you a frightfully go...
01/05/2021

WE ARE OPEN!
That's right peasants our doors are open and we're ready to raise your spirits and give you a frightfully good time this weekend!
Chop Chop, book your tickets now as the torturer is eagerly awaiting your arrival...
https://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/tickets-passes/

#edinburghdungeon #thinsgtodoinedinburgh #weareopen

WE ARE OPEN!
That's right peasants our doors are open and we're ready to raise your spirits and give you a frightfully good time this weekend!
Chop Chop, book your tickets now as the torturer is eagerly awaiting your arrival...
https://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/tickets-passes/

#edinburghdungeon #thinsgtodoinedinburgh #weareopen

📣COMPETITION TIME📣🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿WIN A WEEKEND STAY IN THE CITY🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿If you have Scotland in your heart (and a wee bit of the D...
30/04/2021

📣COMPETITION TIME📣
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿WIN A WEEKEND STAY IN THE CITY🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

If you have Scotland in your heart (and a wee bit of the Dungeons in your soul) then we have the perfect competition for you, the chance to win a weekend break in our glorious capital!

So how do we bag ourselves this amazing prize we hear you whispering? Well we’re on the hunt for the next guardian of Scotland, somebody who loves this glorious country as much as William Wallace himself and we want to see photo evidence of your passion for our great country.

Whether it be donning the blue and white face paint, doing the highland fling in your tartan or dining on the food of champions...haggis! The possibilities are endless and we want to see them all!

To enter head over to our website and submit your picture https://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/whats-inside/events/william-wallace-competition/

A little old share wouldn't go a miss either 🤷

The handsome reward includes an overnight stay at the 4* Grassmarket Apex Hotels, an evening meal at Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh, not forgetting tickets to the Edinburgh Dungeon.. a splendid prize if we say so ourselves!
Bad luck ED🖤

📣COMPETITION TIME📣
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿WIN A WEEKEND STAY IN THE CITY🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

If you have Scotland in your heart (and a wee bit of the Dungeons in your soul) then we have the perfect competition for you, the chance to win a weekend break in our glorious capital!

So how do we bag ourselves this amazing prize we hear you whispering? Well we’re on the hunt for the next guardian of Scotland, somebody who loves this glorious country as much as William Wallace himself and we want to see photo evidence of your passion for our great country.

Whether it be donning the blue and white face paint, doing the highland fling in your tartan or dining on the food of champions...haggis! The possibilities are endless and we want to see them all!

To enter head over to our website and submit your picture https://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/whats-inside/events/william-wallace-competition/

A little old share wouldn't go a miss either 🤷

The handsome reward includes an overnight stay at the 4* Grassmarket Apex Hotels, an evening meal at Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh, not forgetting tickets to the Edinburgh Dungeon.. a splendid prize if we say so ourselves!
Bad luck ED🖤

📣2 SLEEPS TO GOOOOOOOOO📣That's right you rotten peasants there are only 2 little nightmares to go until we get to see yo...
29/04/2021

📣2 SLEEPS TO GOOOOOOOOO📣
That's right you rotten peasants there are only 2 little nightmares to go until we get to see your ugly wee mugs...oooo we are frightfully excited!
Don't forget that if you have managed to build up the courage to pay us a wee visit then you must book your tickets online https://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/tickets-passes/
Don't be a fool and come and join in the scare ED 🖤

📣2 SLEEPS TO GOOOOOOOOO📣
That's right you rotten peasants there are only 2 little nightmares to go until we get to see your ugly wee mugs...oooo we are frightfully excited!
Don't forget that if you have managed to build up the courage to pay us a wee visit then you must book your tickets online https://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/tickets-passes/
Don't be a fool and come and join in the scare ED 🖤

28/04/2021
If You Love Scotland Then We Want You!

Do you❤️ Scotland?
Do you fancy grabbing yourself a wee weekend break in the city including an overnight stay at the 4* Grassmarket Apex Hotels, a meal at Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh not forgetting tickets to the depths of the dungeon?

Here's what you need to do👇
📸Capture your most striking Scottish image (go on we know how much you love a wee snap)
📣 Head to the website tell us why you should be the next guardian of Scotland (that's right it's time to gloat)
🖤And just for the wee fun of it why not tag a fellow Scot you know how much we LOVE a bit of kindness (don't believe the rumours that we don't)

Enter here 👉 https://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/whats-inside/events/william-wallace-competition/

We can't wait to see your ugly mugs! ED 🖤

27/04/2021
Get Ready Scotland...

With only 4 sleeps to go until we creak open the Dungeon doors we think you peasants deserve a wee treat so keep those beady eyes peeled as something BIG is coming tomorrow and this time we need YOU!

Don't forget that if you're brave enough to visit us this weekend you'll need to pre-book your tickets online
https://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/tickets-passes/

Get ready Scotland your calling is waiting! ED 🖤

📣WE ARE REOPENING ON THE 1ST MAY📣Oi you 'orrible lot the screams from the depths of the dungeon are true, we will be reo...
23/04/2021

📣WE ARE REOPENING ON THE 1ST MAY📣
Oi you 'orrible lot the screams from the depths of the dungeon are true, we will be reopening our creaking doors on Saturday 1st May!
So what are you waiting for? Get out of your PJ's (they are not acceptable attire outside of the house) and venture down into the Dungeon for some scarily good fun!
Don't forget to pre-book your tickets..we'd hate to leave you out in the cold ED🖤
https://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/tickets-passes/

📣WE ARE REOPENING ON THE 1ST MAY📣
Oi you 'orrible lot the screams from the depths of the dungeon are true, we will be reopening our creaking doors on Saturday 1st May!
So what are you waiting for? Get out of your PJ's (they are not acceptable attire outside of the house) and venture down into the Dungeon for some scarily good fun!
Don't forget to pre-book your tickets..we'd hate to leave you out in the cold ED🖤
https://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/tickets-passes/

We are deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing of HRH Prince Philip. Our thoughts are with The Queen and all the...
10/04/2021

We are deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing of HRH Prince Philip. Our thoughts are with The Queen and all the Royal Family, with whom Great Britain mourns, united in our loss but giving thanks for a life of extraordinary service to our country.

Credit: theroyalfamily

We are deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing of HRH Prince Philip. Our thoughts are with The Queen and all the Royal Family, with whom Great Britain mourns, united in our loss but giving thanks for a life of extraordinary service to our country.

Credit: theroyalfamily

Just kidding peasants, we gotcha! 👻Obviously, our last post was an April Fool’s Joke, ya fool! But still, go book your t...
01/04/2021

Just kidding peasants, we gotcha! 👻
Obviously, our last post was an April Fool’s Joke, ya fool! But still, go book your tickets now. We can’t want to make you scream again very, very soon - that's if you've not lost your bottle! ED 🖤
https://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/tickets-passes/

Just kidding peasants, we gotcha! 👻
Obviously, our last post was an April Fool’s Joke, ya fool! But still, go book your tickets now. We can’t want to make you scream again very, very soon - that's if you've not lost your bottle! ED 🖤
https://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/tickets-passes/

📣Announcement📣So traitors you'll be delighted to hear that we’re preparing to reopen The Edinburgh Dungeon very soon ind...
01/04/2021

📣Announcement📣
So traitors you'll be delighted to hear that we’re preparing to reopen The Edinburgh Dungeon very soon indeed and have decided to take measures against ANY and ALL witches for the safety of our guests and team. Anyone entering The Edinburgh Dungeon will need to undergo a Rapid Witch Test before entry. ED🖤
Full T&Cs can be found on our website
https://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/information/blog/

📣Announcement📣
So traitors you'll be delighted to hear that we’re preparing to reopen The Edinburgh Dungeon very soon indeed and have decided to take measures against ANY and ALL witches for the safety of our guests and team. Anyone entering The Edinburgh Dungeon will need to undergo a Rapid Witch Test before entry. ED🖤
Full T&Cs can be found on our website
https://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/information/blog/

Don't forget VIP's (very important peasants) to book your tickets with your annual pass and ensure your timeslot. thedun...
30/03/2021
Passholder Pre-book Entry | Edinburgh Dungeon

Don't forget VIP's (very important peasants) to book your tickets with your annual pass and ensure your timeslot.

thedungeons.com/edinburgh/tickets-passes/ways-to-visit/annual-pass-pre-book/

Planning to visit Edinburgh Dungeon with your Merlin Annual Pass? Pre-book your visit now to guarantee entry.

22/03/2021
18/03/2021
Would you like to send you mother to the Edinburgh Dungeon for a torturous treat. Comment below to be in for a chance of...
14/03/2021

Would you like to send you mother to the Edinburgh Dungeon for a torturous treat. Comment below to be in for a chance of winning. #mothersday #MothersDay2021

Peasants the Judge is dusting off his gavel and the torturer is sharpening her hook.
23/02/2021

Peasants the Judge is dusting off his gavel and the torturer is sharpening her hook.

Who else has that Monday feeling?  #mondaymorning #mondayvibes
22/02/2021

Who else has that Monday feeling? #mondaymorning #mondayvibes

14/02/2021

Only 1 hour until our free virtual witchcast . It will help the heartbroken move on with spells and rituals designed to heal the heart, banish an ex and find new love. https://www.thedungeons.com/hexyourex/ . Starting at 7pm.

14/02/2021

Our free virtual witchcast will help the heartbroken move on with spells and rituals designed to heal the heart, banish an ex and find new love will start at 7pm tonight.
https://www.thedungeons.com/hexyourex/ .

12/02/2021

Find out how to cast a spell and banish a broken heart. Visit www.thedungeons.com/hexyourex to find out more about our witch webinar this Valentine’s Day.

10/02/2021

That’s right peasants, we’ve got you covered this Valentine’s Day! Join our witch webinar to banish a broken heart this February 14th. Visit www.thedungeons.com/hexyourex for more info.

Got a broken heart and want to banish your ex this Valentine’s Day? Turn hate into healing with our witch webinar this F...
08/02/2021
Hex Your Ex | The Dungeons

Got a broken heart and want to banish your ex this Valentine’s Day? Turn hate into healing with our witch webinar this February 14th - visit www.thedungeons.com/hexyourex to find out how.....

The free virtual event will help the heartbroken move on with spells and rituals designed to heal the heart, banish an ex and find new love.

28/01/2021
Edinburgh Dungeon Rat Cafe

We loved our Pop Up Rat Café with Rattuccinos, Café Rattes, and slice of Black Forest Rateaux.
Tell us what the next one should be. A Spider Café with Black Widow cake and a venom latte. What do you think?

We love a bit of fresh Haggis. Happy Burns Night peasants. #burnsnight
25/01/2021

We love a bit of fresh Haggis. Happy Burns Night peasants. #burnsnight

🎉'Appy New Year peasants🎉So it's that day of the year where every peasant and his dog swears that they are going to eat ...
01/01/2021

🎉'Appy New Year peasants🎉
So it's that day of the year where every peasant and his dog swears that they are going to eat healthier, hit the gym, spend more time reading or generally 'changing themselves'...PAH Liars!
So we say eat the cake, flick on the talking box and stay in your PJ's for the day, whatever makes you not as miserable as your face would have us believe!
Here's to a less 'orrible 2021!
ED 🖤

🎄MERRY CHRISTMAS YOU FILTHY PEASANTS!🎄 We hope all the coal you receive today will keep you warm throughout the New Year...
25/12/2020

🎄MERRY CHRISTMAS YOU FILTHY PEASANTS!🎄
We hope all the coal you receive today will keep you warm throughout the New Year.
Now go and stuff your face, watch a rubbish film and wait for us to reopen in the coming weeks!

Who will be carving the meat tomorrow?
24/12/2020

Who will be carving the meat tomorrow?

Oi you 'orrible lot will you look at that.. it looks like we aren't the only Scrooge in the city!Do you know the Karens ...
22/12/2020

Oi you 'orrible lot will you look at that.. it looks like we aren't the only Scrooge in the city!
Do you know the Karens of the Scrooge world?
You know the drill tag 'em if you know 'em!
Don't forget that tomorrow's our last day of opening, we'd love to scare we mean see you!
Ed 🖤

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 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 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?