• Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Duration: Varies
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Make the most of your time in Edinburgh with a fast-access pass to the Edinburgh Dungeon. This chilling sensory experience includes elaborate special effects, rides and engaging performances. Witness gruesome scenes of Scotland's past, including the horrors of Sawney Bean's cannibal clan, a 19th-century anatomical theater and the putrescence of the plague. The truly brave visitor may choose to volunteer for an interactive demonstration of the gallows.


  • Skip-the-line entry to the Edinburgh Dungeon
  • Discover Edinburgh’s paranormal and gory history
  • Spooky boat ride, shows, actors and interactive special effects
  • No waiting in queues with fast-track entry
  • Flexible ticket – you choose when you’d like to visit the Edinburgh Dungeon

What You Can Expect

The Edinburgh Dungeon Priority Entrance Ticket

Skip the Line: The Edinburgh Dungeon

Make your way to the Edinburgh Dungeon and join the fast-access queue. 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 approximate 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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Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great little show, the day we went it wasnt worthe the skip the line but i could se why it is used


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great family experience.

Karen M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017



5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This is awesome 90 mins of tour which will make you laugh and also scare you at times. Absolute must do if you visit Edinburgh. Most of the characters are interesting and does a great job of storytelling. As you move on to different chambers, the anxiety keeps building. What an interesting way to make people scare.
Always better to book online tickets


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great entertainment

Adriana B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017


Lisa C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Crowds were everywhere, glad to have the priority entrance. Dungeon was scary, not for children or adults who don't like to be frightened.
You ride, walk, hear stories throughout and it ends with a surprise ride. Recommend it!

Jessica M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This is a fun and a little bit thrilling way to learn about some of the Dark things in history. Highly recommend.

Corinne S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

My friend and I went to the dungeons in the morning when it opened at 10 am, Although there wasn't much of a line, we definitely weren't priority, as we still had to wait in line to give the admission person our ticket. I'm not sure how the priority line would work on a busy day, because you still need to line up for the initial admissions window.

I'm a chicken, so this was an enjoyable experience for me as it got me quite scared and I was the one who kept jumping and screaming in the group. I also loved all the rides during the tour. I won't spoil it, but the actors, costumes and themes of the experience was well done. Definitely a different perspective with regards to Edinburgh's history.

This is definitely a good way to spend a couple of hours and to learn a little bit about the city.

Oh, I forgot to mention, on the Viator ticket, it said the dungeon opened at 11 am. However, on the Dungeon's website it opened at 10 am. The admission times are different throughout the season, so I would recommend checking the Dungeon's website for current opening and closing times.

Fiona O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Fun, frightening, interactive and the actors are amazing. I really enjoyed the Edinburgh Dungeon and learned a lot along the way. I couldnt recommend enough

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