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.
Meet the murderous duo, Burke & Hare. They’ve been keeping the population down since 1832. Join the hunt for Edinburgh’s most powerful witch, Agnes Finnie – accuse or be accused, get in first! Sail the caverns of Galloway for the cannibal clan of Sawney Bean. But stay afloat! For the catch of the day … is you! And ride the Drop Ride to Doom. Will you survive? Who knows, who cares?
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