About The Edinburgh Dungeon:
There's a grisly side to Edinburgh's history, and the Edinburgh Dungeon is where you'll meet it face-to-face. Featuring a stellar cast of theatrical actors, sinister special effects and heart-pounding rides it's by far the Scottish capital's most ghoulish attraction.
Brace yourself and head along to Market Street. There'll be little time to gather yourself together as you skip the ticket queue and descend into the depths for an 80 minute journey filled with laughs, screams and thrills. Along the way you'll encounter a whole host of crazy characters from Scotland's 1000+ year history and beyond. Reserve your date now and save on walk-up ticket prices.
- All Year Round | Except Christmas Day.
Opening Hours | 2017:
- 20-27 Aug: Weekdays (10:00-17:00) | Saturday (10:00-18:00) | Sunday (10:00-17:00).
- 28 Aug-26 Oct: Weekdays (10:00-17:00) | Saturday (10:00-18:00) | Sunday (10:00-16:00).
- Halloween: 27 (10:00-19:00) | 28 (10:00-21:00) | 29 (10:00-16:00) | 30 (10:00-17:00) | 31 (10:00-21:00) | Nov 1-2 (11:00-16:00).
- The average visit lasts around 80 minutes.
Edinburgh Dungeon Address:
- 31 Market St, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 1DF.
What To Expect At The Edinburgh Dungeon:
Guided by a full cast of actors, you and your companions walk through The Dungeon, moving from show to show. Shows are based on real Scottish history (minus the boring bits). You'll get up close and personal with the likes of William Wallace and murderers Burke and Hare.
It's a fully themed experience. That means 360° sets, full on authenticity and theatrical storytelling. On your journey you'll pass through the caves of the hungry Sawney Bean and the Street of Sorrows show; the true story of Edinburgh’s underground plague close!
Love a good revenge story? You're not alone, as the popular Green Lady show is one of Edinburgh Dungeon's highlight features. Give this tormented spirit the closure she craves by hearing her tragic story. You'll travel back to the year 1715 as a guest of Sir Thomas Elphinstone at his stately Old Craig House. But not everything is as it seems... Prepare yourself for a tale of intrigue, betrayal and death as you uncover the identity of the titular Green Lady and the motives behind her desire for vengeance. Professional actors will bring this brutal drama to life before your eyes.
Finally, there's the Drop Dead Ride, an exhilarating vertical free fall drop! The minimum height restriction for Drop Dead is 1.2 meters. Children who are 1.2 metres – 1.4 metres in height must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to be able to ride the drop ride.
Wheelchair Users/Mobility Impaired: Most areas of the Edinburgh Dungeon are accessible via level platforms and lifts. The boat ride, however, is not accessible to guests with significant mobility impairments. The Drop Dead ride is also unsuitable for guests who are unable to adequately brace themselves. One wheelchair user is permitted in The Edinburgh Dungeon at any given time - please consult on-site staff during your visit.
Visual/Hearing Impaired: Due to low light conditions within the Dungeon, visually impaired guests may have trouble navigating the attraction. In such cases, a helper can tag along free of charge. Guests with hearing impairments are also allowed to bring a helper along. Note that only one carer is permitted per disabled guest. Proof of disability will be required at the point of entry.
Epilepsy: Strobe light is utilised on 3 Edinburgh Dungeon shows: The Green Lady, Boat Ride and Drop Dead. Guests suffering from epilepsy should bare this in mind and inform staff at relevant points.
- Photography is not permitted in the Edinburgh Dungeon, though professional photographs are available for purchase.
- Male, female and disabled toilets are located next to the main entrance.
- Unfortunately, wheelchair hire is not available at the Edinburgh Dungeon.
- Souvenirs are available for purchase in the on-site gift shop.