Quite simply superb - You have to visit this if you are in Edinburgh - We had low expectations when we visited but it surpassed them and surpassed them some more!
We expected to just wander around looking at displays and visuals but it was anything but - It's a 1hr 20m 'adventure' where you get told the history of crime in Edinburgh all acted about by live costumed characters who very very good at what they did - We felt everyone put their heart and soul into the attraction and made the tour as good as it was - Some of the characters are proper scary too and they regularly suddenly appear in front of your face in the dark and the masks/faces they use are fantastic (they don't ever touch you).
I can't remember the order we did things but each 'room' had several costumed characters in and they lead you through the tour in a truly amazing manner. The first 'room' you go in is a judge trying you for various offences and if you are selected you have to go to the dock to be tried - Very funny!
We booked online and got a cheaper Sunday morning slot - Indeed i'd recommend going early morning whilst it is quiet - You go around in groups (maximum 32 allowed) but the group size we went in of 8 was PERFECT and everybody interacted/bonded - Don't get yourself in a large group more than 10 or you won't enjoy it as much! We got there early but no problems going in early.
The two rides you go on are good - The boat ride (duck as you go around or creepy things touch your head from above) and then the ride at the end where you are lifted up and dropped a massive height with no notice - The latter has your photograph taken like they do at Alton Towers so try not to look too scared! You also have your photo taken twice before you go in and at the end of the tour you can buy keyrings, magnets etc with them on,
Special thanks to Rhiannon in the gift shop for being so engaging and talkative to us afterwards - Every staff member we came across was polite, friendly and engaging.
This is a BOX OFFICE attraction and you have to go - Cant recommend it enough - Based on the corner of Market Street near the station, you will absolutely love this!
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