Edinburgh Dungeon

Edinburgh Dungeon

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If you're looking for things to do in Edinburgh and thinking you're up for a bit of a thrill, why not pay a visit to the Edinburgh Dungeons?

The perfect rainy day attraction in Edinburgh, the Dungeons are guaranteed to make a memorable day out with family and friends. Whether you're looking for something scary to do on Halloween in Edinburgh, or you want to learn about Scotland's deep, dark history, we recommend a visit to this famous Scottish attraction.

Hopping into the past at Edinburgh Dungeons

The 21st-century gets left in the rear view when you enter the Edinburgh Dungeon. Push open the door to the grand, ancient building, filled with a 1000 years of Scottish history, and immerse yourself in the grisly past of the nation.

Every moment of this 70-minute experience is action-packed. Hear eerie noises around you in the darkness and smell potent scents from the gloomy, medieval times as you begin your tour.

Pathways lined with blood guide you to the Torture Chamber, where an ominous, empty wooden chair awaits.

While you're there, discover the different metal torture tools used on unfortunate souls hundreds of years ago, while one of your friends gets locked up in a cell beside you. Hear the loud, squeaky gate shutting as they cry for help!

Watch out! Someone's hungry...

Turn the corner to move on to the Cannibal's Cave where you'll be led to meet Sawney Bean's family. Stand in the centre of the room and stick tight to your group as there'll be plenty of 16th-century cannibals, skin covered in blood, trying to reach you.

If you dodge their filthy hands, you might just avoid ending up as their supper!

Try to keep your cool

To escape the dungeons, you'll have to find your way out of the mirror maze.

You'll be sure to jump at the sudden screams around you as you go around in circles, accompanied by six reflections of everything, including yourself.

Down, down, down we go

Feel the spray of water hit your face when you strap into the Drop Dead ride. You'll be clinging hard to the handle and hearing everyone's screams around you as you face the drop at the Grassmarket Gallows.

Will you make it out alive at the Edinburgh Dungeons?

Edinburgh Dungeon - Standard Entry Tickets

Book your tickets now to the Edinburgh Dungeons!

Available to 22 December 2024
Edinburgh EH1 1DF,
United Kingdom,
Edinburgh,
United Kingdom
EH1 1DF

How to find us

The Edinburgh Dungeon is located in Edinburgh's city centre, on East Market Street.

The Edinburgh Dungeon
31 Market Street,
Edinburgh
EH1 1DF

  • Toilets & accessible toilets
  • Parking - the nearest car parks to the Edinburgh Dungeon are the Waverley Station Car Park (Postcode: EH8 8BH) and Holyrood Road NCP Car Park (Postcode: EH8 9UL) which both have parking bays for blue badge holders. Please note that these car parks are not operated by the Edinburgh Dungeon and that the use of these parking bays is subject to the terms and conditions of the car park operator. Unfortunately, the Dungeon does not have any designated parking for blue badge holders
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For children and young infants:

  • They recommend the experience is suitable for children 8 years and above. Children under 5 will not be permitted entry
  • Children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by an adult 18 years and above

Carer Tickets

  • A support assistant is welcome to accompany any disabled visitor without charge. Only one carer can receive free entry per guest.
  • They may ask for proof of your disability in document form, i.e.: blue parking badge, Access Card, DLA or PIP confirmation, or a letter from a doctor or specialist physician.


Accessibility

For wheelchair users:

  • Navigation around the Dungeon is mainly via level pathways. However, due to the nature of the attraction and the building, it is housed in, some floor surfaces are uneven.
  • Access is also gained via low gradient slopes and passenger lifts (restrictions apply) to the various levels of the attraction. 
  • For safety reasons they can only accommodate one guest using a wheelchair at a time to ensure an evacuation chair is available to exit the building should the need arise.
  • They have several flights of stairs both with stairlifts (Max weight 120kg/ 18.8 stone) and guests have to be able to transfer from wheelchair to the chair of the stairlift unaided by Dungeon staff.
  • They would advise wheelchair users to book in advance as, without advanced booking, guests may need to wait a considerable amount of time to start the tour.
  • Please note that The Edinburgh Dungeon is not accessible by mobility scooter.

For those with other mobility impairments:

  • The Edinburgh Dungeon tour lasts approximately 70 minutes, during the majority of which guests will be required to stand unless using a wheelchair.
  • Seating is available in some shows, but due to the nature of the attraction and the demographic of groups they cannot guarantee priority seating

Guests with visual impairments, blind and partially sighted visitors

  • As the Dungeon is very dark and the floor is often uneven, guests with visual impairments, blind and partially sighted visitors may have difficulty navigating around the facility. Please email [email protected] for more specific information.

Assistance Dogs

  • Assistance dogs are welcome in the Edinburgh Dungeon. Please note there are loud noises, mist effects and smells (good and nasty) that may be confusing to assistance animals. For more detailed information please email: [email protected]

Photosensitive Epilepsy

  • Three Show area’s contain flashing lights which may affect visitors with photosensitive epilepsy.
  • They recommend speaking to a member of the team before you enter and begin your tour so they can fully brief you on the locations strobe lighting is used. 
  • An alternative route will be provided for guests who would like to bypass these areas.

Deaf visitors, users of BSL and guests with hearing impairments

  • Deaf visitors, guests with hearing impairments and users of BSL can bring an assistant free of charge. The Edinburgh Dungeon experience is largely delivered by actors and voiceover audio often in low lighting, so some deaf visitors, guests with hearing impairments and BSL users may not fully experience some elements of the attraction.

Restrictions

Drop benches and flashing lights - Anatomy, Graveyard and Castle Ghost

In Graveyard the seating benches drop down with a sudden movement and in the Castle ghost show the benches rock from side to side as well as vibrating.

Please inform the actor on the carriage show whether you have: 

  • Heart complaints or pacemakers
  • Back or neck complaints
  • Broken limbs or have had recent surgery
  • Pregnant guests
  • Have a condition that may result in injury or complication from quick movement
  • Chronic pain conditions

The Anatomy Theatre also has a short, yet surprising, movement under the seats at one point during the show, which may cause discomfort to those with one or more of the above conditions.

  • Please make a member of staff aware if you suffer from epilepsy before your tour begins and necessary arrangements can be made.
  • Wheelchair users need to be able to transfer un-aided in and out of the ride seats.

  • The minimum height restriction is 1.4 metres tall

Suitability

For children and young infants:

  • They recommend the experience is suitable for children 8 years and above. Children under 5 will not be permitted entry
  • Children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by an adult 18 years and above

For pregnant women:

  • Pregnant women can take part in all shows at any time during their pregnancy that they feel confident to visit
  • A few of their shows have special effects that they do not recommend for pregnant guests or those with back or leg issues. These are found in our Graveyard, Braveheart's Revenge and Drop Ride. In these shows our actors will ask if any guests are pregnant, this is your cue to raise your hand and wave it wildly, to let them know you need moving to a ‘safe’ area.
  • If you feel unwell, or don’t fancy being picked out for a certain show, just let the actor know and they will do what we can to make you comfortable.
  • Edinburgh Dungeons are a scary & funny attraction, so expect to scream and laugh!

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