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Journey through 1,000 years of blood-curdling history on this thrilling tour of the Edinburgh Dungeon!
You’ll be guided by back in time by a team of actors, encountering special effects, gruesome shows and two hair-raising rides along the way.
Top attractions at the Edinburgh Dungeons
Just some of the shows and attractions you’ll experience at the Edinburgh Dungeon include:
Escape The Plague
Learn what life was like in the 17th Century when the plague was rife in the streets of Edinburgh.
Burke and Hare: The Business of Murder
Feel the hairs rise on the back of your neck as you come face-to-face with the sinister duo Burke and Hare. Will you be their next donation to the medical profession?
Step into Dr Knox’s gruesome Anatomy Theatre and witness what happened to the victims of the murderous Burke and Hare.
The Judge and Courtroom
Everyone’s a criminal in this classic dungeon show, but what will YOU be found guilty of!?
Hear all the tricks of the torture trade and witness first-hand what pain and punishment is really like down in the dungeons. You’ll even have the opportunity to volunteer as a willing victim… if you dare!
Try not to bump into anyone (yourself included!) in this haunted mirror maze. You never know what may be lurking around the corner….
Join the search for the cannibalistic Sawney Bean and family on this boat ride into the mysterious Caves of Galloway.
Drop Dead: Drop Ride
The crowds at the Grassmarket have gathered to watch you pay for your sins as you free fall on this terrifying drop ride!
- Thrill Seekers
- Culture Vultures
- Learn Something New
Opening hours vary, but are generally 10am - 5pm.
Tour groups depart approximately every 10 minutes.
31 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QB.
Please allow approximately 60-90 minutes.
The Edinburgh Dungeon has good access for visitors with disabilities, although due to the nature of the attraction some floor surfaces may be uneven.
One helper or carer is welcome to accompany a disabled visitor without charge (please note you may be required to produce documentary proof of disability i.e. blue/orange badge).
Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access to the Boat Ride.
The Edinburgh Dungeons are not suitable for those with claustrophobia.
Some areas of the Dungeon contain strobe lightning which may affect those suffering from photosensitive epilepsy. Alternative routes will be provided for those who need to bypass these areas.
Children (under 15 years) must be accompanied by an adult.
The Dungeons are not suitable for people of a nervous disposition or very young children
Entry is at the discretion of the parent/guardian.
Rides and exhibits may be altered, closed or removed without prior notice due to operational or technical reasons.
Entry to the Edinburgh Dungeons
Food and drink
Transfers to and from the venue
The Edinburgh dungeon is located at 31 Market St, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 1QB.
By Rail: The Edinburgh Dungeon is less than 100 metres from Waverley Station.