Edinburgh Dungeon

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From plague cleaners to grave robbers, step back in time and watch some of Scotland’s history come to life in the Edinburgh Dungeon.

Since opening its doors, the Edinburgh Dungeon has been attracting visitors with its dark tales and gory stories. Over 80-minutes you’ll take a trip around 1,000 years of Edinburgh's horrible history and meet lots of sinister characters along the way. From famous cannibal Sawney Bean and serial killers Burke and Hare to torturers and plague victims, this live action interactive horror show brings to life some of Edinburgh’s darkest moments.

Edinburgh Dungeon

Edinburgh Dungeon

Essential information

Make sure you’re ready for a trip into the dark world of the Dungeon by checking out the facilities on offer.

At the Edinburgh Dungeon a cast of actors, special effects and 360 degree sets will take you on an immersive tour where you’ll see, hear, touch, smell and feel Scotland’s horrible history. With two unnerving rides and 11 live shows, you’ll be kept entertained during the 80 minute tour underground. Prices start at £11.50 for group tickets, but be sure to check out all the options: from Sinner’s Saver to Very Important Peasant.

Toilets are in the admissions area, so be sure to use them before starting your tour. On your way out, don’t forget to visit the Edinburgh Dungeon Shop of Horrors for some ghoulish gifts.

From wheelchair accessibility to carer free entry, the Edinburgh Dungeon does everything it can to welcome guests with disabilities. Be sure to email in advance of your visit so they can make sure you have a great experience.

Top tip

Want to make it a real day out? You can have two great visits for the price of one when you buy a combined ticket for Edinburgh Dungeon and Sea Life Loch Lomond aquarium.

Eating and drinking

If you need to take a break after all those scary stories, you’ll find plenty of restaurants and cafés in the city centre to refuel in.

There are lots of great places to eat in Edinburgh city centre. Enjoy Indian and Nepalese cuisine at the Gurkha Café, try top notch Italian food at La Locanda or spice things up Thai style at Krua Khun Mae. Fancy something different? Head to the Waverley Café, a converted police box serving great coffee and tea.

Fancy some devilish drinks after your trip to the dungeon? Take a trip to one of Edinburgh’s spooky themed bars. Frankenstein is a gothic bar with movie nights and live monster shows, while the Banshee Labyrinth is a haunted night club playing everything from metal to rave.

Getting to Edinburgh Dungeon

Located right next to Waverley station in the heart of Edinburgh, you’ll have no trouble getting to the Dungeon.

By car
Just a short 10 minute walk away and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the Q-Park OMNI car park offers a discount for Dungeon visitors.

By bus
Plenty of buses stop in Edinburgh city centre. If you want to hop off close to the Dungeon you can choose from the following: 36, 67, 100 (Airlink), 41, 42, 1, 3, x12, 22, 25, x25, x26, 29, x29, 30, 31, 33, 34, x44, 113.

By train
Only a few minutes' walk from Waverley station, the Edinburgh Dungeon is well signposted and easy to find.

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