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The Edinburgh Dungeon Merlin Entertainments Edinburgh

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31 Market Street, , EH1 1DF

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MONTHS OPEN

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

DAYS OPEN

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

AGE GROUPS SERVED

8 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years, College, University

The Edinburgh Dungeon is a uniquely thrilling attraction that will whisk you back to the city's most perilous past. See, hear and (ahem) smell the chillingly amusing characters as they are brought to life before you.

Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | Drama / Performing Arts | Team Building | Theatres | Storytelling | Historical Heritage | Historic Buildings | City Tours | Caves & Caverns | Boat Trips | Tours and Trips | History | English | Walking Tours


What we offer

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Will you lose yourself in fear or mirth' Whichever way, it's not looking good for your underwear.

Sail the caverns of Galloway in search of the cannibal Sawney Bean - but stay afloat, for the catch of the day is you! Meet Burke and Hare - they've been keeping the population of Edinburgh down since 1832. And - new for 2017 - get witch or die tryin' on the Witch Hunt for the electrifying Agnes Finnie. Accuse or be accused - get in first! With 11 live action shows and 2 underground rides, it's so much fun it's scary.

Your 80 minute journey will take you through 1000 years of Scotland's dark history. Guided by a full cast of actors, you and your companions walk through The Dungeon, moving from show to show. Shows are based on real Scottish history (minus the boring bits). You'll get up close and personal with local legends including William Wallace and murderers, Burke and Hare.

It's a fully themed experience. That means 360' sets, full on authenticity and theatrical storytelling. On your journey you'll pass through the caves of the hungry Sawney Bean and the NEW Street of Sorrows show: the true story of Edinburgh's underground plague close.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. If there a child wishes to leave the tour there must be an adult with them and an adult remaining with the group.
There is a height restriction of 1.4m for Drop Dead.

What makes us a great choice?

All of our stories and scripts are as historically accurate as possible and provide a great opportunity to live and breathe Scotland's history. Take your students on an 80 minute journey through 1000 years of Scotland's murky history, as our full cast of entertaining theatrical actors bring to life gripping stories of the country's most infamous characters and events.

With stunning special effects, authentic sets, witty comedy, two heart-stopping rides and a host of scary surprises lurking in the Dungeon, it's a unique and fun introduction to a range of classroom subjects including History and Performing Arts. Immersed in history; hear the tales, see the sights and smell the smells of some of Scotland's most notorious characters.

We provide resources for school groups which demonstrate direct links to the Curriculum for Excellence throughout our tour. With engaging content and fun class activities, they?ll get your students thinking about history around themes such as Crime and Punishment, Life and Death in Old Edinburgh and Myth and Superstition.

Group Sizes Catered For

The maximum group size per tour is 32.

Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions

There is no photography or video taking allowed during the tour.

Pricing Information

Tickets for pupils are £6 and teachers £11.00. Other packages with Hard Rock Cafe and the Filling Station are available on our website.

First Aid Information

There will always be at least one qualified first aider on site.

Available Facilities

There are opportunities for children to purchase photos taken before and during the tour. A special group rate is of £5 per photo is available. There is also a gift shop with items ranging from £1 to £20. There are no cafe facilities.

Accessibility & Disabled Facilities

The majority of our facilities are designed to be fully accessible to our disabled guests. However due to the complex nature of an emergency evacuation it is not possible for wheelchair users or guests who have considerable difficulties walking, to access the Boat Ride.

Due to the intense nature of Drop Dead - Drop Ride to Doom guests who are unable to brace themselves unaided are not permitted to ride.

Navigating around the Dungeon will be mainly via level pathways. However due to the nature of the attraction some floor surfaces are uneven. Access is also gained via stairs and lifts to the various levels of the attraction. You will be required to stand for most of the Edinburgh Dungeon tour, which lasts approximately 80 minutes.

For safety reasons we can only accept 1 wheelchair user at any one time. Tour groups depart around every 10 minutes. We would advise booking your visit in advance as wheelchair users without an advanced booking may need to wait some time to start the tour.

The Edinburgh Dungeon is not suitable for those suffering from claustrophobia. There are areas of the Dungeon that contain strobe lighting which may affect those suffering from photosensitive epilepsy. An alternative route will be provided for those who need to bypass these areas.

Opening Hours & Information

Opening hours are seasonal.
It is best to consult our website for accurate information.

Testimonials

I brought my year 7 group to the Dungeon as a reward for their hard work and they loved it! Highly enjoyable. Dan Cleary, Hurtsmere School


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