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 and two rides: one simulating a hanging, the other a creepy boat ride through the caves of infamous cannibal Sawney Bean.
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An Evening with the Plague Doctor
The Edinburgh Dungeon The ultimate scary soirée. Plunge into the Dungeon for a sensory journey like no other. Smell, taste and feel your way through the last 500 years, with the charmingly contagious Doctor as your guide. Fun has never been so infectious. Not suitable for vegetarians. May contains traces of human.
The dungeon's newest show allows you to get right in amongst the Witch Pricker’s interrogation chamber where you meet the baddest witch in town, Agnes Finnie. The dungeon also features ten other actor led shows exploring Edinburgh's gruesome history and two underground rides. Hear tales of Sawney Bean, Burke and Hare and…
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Meet the baddest witch in town, Agnes Finnie, Edinburgh's most powerful witch, is back at the Edinburgh Dungeon and wreaking havoc.
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…
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…