Tucked away behind Waverley Station, the Edinburgh Dungeon is a gruesome entertainment venue that allows visitors to experience the murkier side of Edinburgh’s history. Among the attractions are 11 actor-led shows, a 360-degree set and two rides: one simulating a hanging, the other a creepy boat ride through the caves of infamous cannibal Sawney Bean.
Enjoy the scariest and funniest way journey through Edinburgh's darkest history. Minutes from Waverley Station, Edinburgh Dungeon transports you through the darkest chapters of Edinburgh's history, with amazing actors, 11 live shows, 360-degree sets and two thrilling rides.
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Reviews & features
Five characters you'll meet at Edinburgh Dungeon that prove Scotland has a truly gruesome past7 Feb 2018
Tales about Burke and Hare, Agnes Finnie, Sawney Bean and others
Scotland's history is seeped in tales of murder, torture and brutality. Edinburgh alone attracts millions of people every year and its ominous history is one of the main draws. From cases of witchcraft and sorcery to cave-dwelling cannibals, we take a…
Jack the Ripper on the loose at Edinburgh Dungeon24 Jun 2015
Edinburgh Dungeon reveals its latest show: a search for the infamous London killer
We know it’s (probably) not Montague John Druitt, John Pizer or even Lewis Carroll, so Jack the Ripper may well still be on the loose (if you suspend your disbelief for a second, here). According to the folks at Edinburgh Dungeon, he’s hot footed it to…
Edinburgh Dungeon hosts special Easter show Death By Chocolate2 Apr 2015
Visit the Victorian sweet shop to hear the tale of Edinburgh’s own pantry poisoner
The season of chocolately delights is upon us, and to celebrate all things deathly sweet Edinburgh Dungeon has launched a show revealing the darker side of Easter. Visitors can enter the traditional Victorian sweet shop, where shelves groan with…
A guide to the best ghost tours of haunted Edinburgh16 Feb 2011
The best of the spooky and haunted side of the historic Scottish capital
In the words of Robert Louis Stevenson, one of Edinburgh’s most famous literary sons, ‘Only a few inches separate the living from the dead.’ And nowhere is that more true than in the Old Town. From Burke and Hare to Half-Hangit Maggie, the city has more…