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The Edinburgh Dungeon Entrance Ticket

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    Make your way to the Edinburgh Dungeon. As you enter, allow yourself to be wrapped up in the grisliest events of Scotland’s long history. Live actors greet you at every turn, reenacting disturbing histories such as the botched hanging of Maggie Dickson and Dr. Knox’s gruesome anatomy theater. Come face-to-face with Sawney Bean, arguably the world’s most infamous cannibal – but try to keep your head (and your limbs) and not end up on the chopping block.

    As you make the approximately 60-minute walk through the dungeons, experience highlights of Scotland’s horrible history through exceptional stages and special effects. Rile at the smells and sights of the plague and learn about the notorious ghosts in Scotland's haunted capital.

    Cap off your visit with a heart-stopping experience on the Drop Dead ride. Then test your nerves as you become a victim at the gallows in Grassmarket. At the mercy of the hangman, experience the final moments of terror as the floor falls out from under you.
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    All reviews great attraction boat ride their roles fun experience pictures taken scared to death great fun sawney bean jump scares special effects a lot of fun burke and hare mary queen of scots scottish accent worth every penny dark side story telling
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    Reviewed today

    We went to this during our last trip to Scotland. As we had visited the London dungeon we knew about what to expect. Energetic actors and spooky stories with a few jump scares worked in. I would not take little children to this (no <5...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Martin S
    Reviewed today

    Went here with the family after getting 2 free tickets with The Sun newspaper, the girl at the front was quite rude to my mum as she had only saved one barcode for the tickets,my mum was panicking and didnt have a signal to get...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Misshellcat
    Reviewed today

    The tour is run by Merlin Entertainment so is very similar around various castles in the UK. It is safe, amusing and informative of life in the very distant past. There is a short boat ride in the dark as well as a ‘drop’ ride...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Pepster56
    Reviewed yesterday

    This was our 2nd time going back to the Dungeon. Our kids begged and begged us to make the trip back to Edinburgh so they could go through it again. It is worth purchasing your tickets online prior to arriving to avoid lineups or delay...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank 672karlam
    Reviewed 4 days ago

    The Staff & actors performed well. The stories and materials are very informative, although the experience is really not that "Chilling."

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank JazzSavvy
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