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The Edinburgh Dungeon

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The Edinburgh Dungeon is the ultimate underground journey through Edinburgh's darkest history; a unique, award-winning visitor attraction that brings together an professional cast of theatrical actors, special effects, 360 degree sets and thrilling...more
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31 Market Street | by Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1DF, Scotland
Princes Street and Gardens
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All reviews boat ride great fun sawney bean drop ride at the end scary fun their roles audience participation special effects burke and hare great attraction rainy day scottish history scares characters campy parts fright
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT. Cannot recommend this enough! William Wallace was my favourite. Scared the bejesus out of me but he was ace!! THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE WAS TOP NOTCH!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SarahGillan93
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

didnt know what to expect and we were surprised how good it was. brilliant young actors who were funny and scary. few surprises. defo recommend it

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank johnmN595BB
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went early in the morning when it opened and felt clever as there was no queue at the door (which we had seen on previous days). However upon going in we realised we had to queue for those in front of us to have...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nataly D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you haven’t done this before and are looking for something to do in Edinburgh centre then give this a go. It lasted around 90mins and is a bit of good light hearted fun

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank James_Wiil
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited here for my birthday. The attraction lasts for around 90mins , where you visit different sets from different periods of history , with actors engaging with the audience in different scenes. Would recommend for all the family !

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ecarrphotography
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I loved Scotland when I went. Edinburgh dungeons was scary because I went when I was little it was dark almost the hole way through but I liked it still. I went with my brother my mum and my grandma. It was very good I...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank georgewwood
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is definitively worth a visit, it was funny and a little creepy. Actors were excellent and the props were great too!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ktlou11
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was there today (19 Jan) with two teenage girls as part of the itison deal, what a fantastic experience. Scary in bits, one of my group was petrified but loved it. Actors were amazing and was very well done. The witch was fantastic but they...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank linnid1972
Reviewed 5 days ago

A must see in Edinburgh. Without "spoiling it" for you this is a very well laid out "attraction". It is fun and interactive throughout. The staff involved are excellent showing real passion for what they do and a good knowledge of history. This is informative,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Markp2232
edinburghdungeon, Marketing Manager at The Edinburgh Dungeon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks Mark, glad you survived the Dungeon, and came out unscathed! Our team aren't just ugly faces, they're all mad history buffs too! Do come again soon and we promise more grisly tales and boils on your sweaty bits!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visited a few years ago and was really disappointed. Not today! It was brilliant! We were greeted by a friendly man at the ticket desk, then a lovely chap saw us into our tour waiting area making jokes and setting the tone. Then the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Gillianjstewart
edinburghdungeon, Marketing Manager at The Edinburgh Dungeon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

HI there, glad to hear all that whipping of our Dungeon team into shape has paid off. We set the cannibals on them, works a treat every time! Yes, our witch does love a good pricking, almost as much as we love a terrible pun!...More

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Heather S
4 November 2018|
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Response from edinburghdungeon | Property representative |
Hi Heather, we don't recommend to children under 8. However, our experience is that it is very subjective and people react in many different ways. Some children are very scared, some not at all - we advise parental or... More
23 August 2018|
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Response from edinburghdungeon | Property representative |
Hi there - the Dungeon doesn't allow children under 5 at all, but we also don 't recommend for under 8s. However this is at the discretion of their parents or guardians who know them best. Some don't find it scary, some find... More
June D
16 August 2018|
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No, you don’t need them