Edinburgh Dungeon attraction with audience participation

Edinburgh Dungeon

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The Edinburgh Dungeon, 31 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DF

The Edinburgh Dungeon is a top visitor attraction, offering an insight into Edinburgh’s dark history through an immersive experience of live shows and scary rides.

A visit to the Edinburgh Dungeon is unique and exciting. The walk-through interactive live show brings Scotland’s history and legends to life through theatrical performance, storytelling, special effects and rides. So you can laugh and scream your way through an 80 minute tour based on Scotland’s real history and legends. You’ll come face-to-face with the murderous grave robbers Burke and Hare, the legendary cannibal Sawney Bean. Not to mention, many other horrible characters from over one thousand years of Scotland’s past.

Edinburgh Dungeon Shows and Rides

Braveheart’s Revenge – Meet William Wallace, Scotland’s Braveheart, as he meets his bloody end at Dumbarton Castle.

Judgement of Sinners – It’s the 17th Century and your fate awaits you in the Judge’s court room!

Witch Hunt – Enter the Witch Pricker’s chamber, but protect yourself from accusations of witchcraft or be burned alive!

Torture Chamber – Discover cruel instruments of torture deep in the torture chamber of the Royal Mile Jail.

Sawney Bean: Cave of the Cannibals – Travel by boat into the Cave of Cannibals, just in time for dinner!

Anatomy Theatre – Step into Dr Knox’s theatre as 19th Century medical students prepare for the autopsy of one of Burke and Hare’s victims.

Burke and Hare: The Business of Murder – Meet the notorious Edinburgh grave robbers and murderers, Burke and Hare.

Escape The Plague – Hear the true story of Edinburgh’s plague-ridden streets from the sinister Foul Clenger.

Maggie Dickson: Hanging Around – Meet Half-hangit Maggie, survivor of her own public hanging.

Labyrinth of Lost Souls – Enter a dark, terrifying maze of catacombs below the Royal Mile.

Drop Ride to Doom! – Finally, an exhilarating vertical free fall drop ride brings your dungeon journey to an end.


Please note, this attraction is not recommended for children under 8 years old.

Visit the Viator website for tickets and more information.