Step underground and delve into Scotland’s darkest history at the Edinburgh Dungeon... if you dare!
Experience the ultimate underground journey through Edinburgh’s darkest history as you see, hear and errr smell Edinburgh’s murky past!
Prepare to come face to face with notorious characters from Scotland’s murky past, including murderous twosome Burke and Hare, local cannibal Sawney Bean and the legendry witch Agnes Finnie. Feel the dark shadows of the black plague and experience the fearsome torture chamber as you laugh, learn and scream your way through the country’s ‘orrible history!
With live actors, dark history, a thrilling drop ride and amazing special effects… the only question is are you brave enough to step into the depths of the Edinburgh Dungeon?
Recommended for ages 8 and up, the Dungeon is located in the heart of Edinburgh minutes from Waverley Station.


The tour lasts approximately 70 minutes.

Additional Details & FAQ

Access Information

Disabled guests should purchase a standard ticket and will qualify for one complimentary helper ticket. The free ticket for the helper should be requested on arrival at the attraction upon presentation of proof of disability.

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. We 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.

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Cancellation Policy

There are no exchanges or refunds available after purchase.

How Does It Work

Please go to the attraction at your booked timeslot and present your e-ticket to a member of staff (either printed or on a mobile device) and you will be scanned in before the start of your tour.

Suitable For Children

The recommended minimum age to visit The Edinburgh Dungeon is 8 years old. Children under 5 years old are not permitted to enter. Children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by an adult 18 years and above.

Please note that the experience is in a dark environment with loud noises which some children may not enjoy. As tickets are purchased on a non-refundable and non-transferable bases as per our terms and conditions, please be sure before purchasing your tickets.

What Should I Expect

The Edinburgh Dungeon is a 70-minute, interactive walk-through experience using live actors, theatrical sets, spectacular special effects and thrilling rides to bring 1000 years of Edinburgh and Scottish history to life.

Where Do I Go

We're easy to find - just follow the smell!

The Edinburgh Dungeon is located in Edinburgh's city centre, on East Market Street. We are a 2-minute walk from Waverley Train Station. Take the Market Street exit, turn right onto East Market Street and you'll see us in about ... 30 seconds!

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