I've been here twice now - one time was great; the other was terrible.
The first time I went with some friends a few years ago. The cost at the time wasn't too bad as we were students! The actors were brilliant and really got into their roles. It had a few moments that made some people jump and all was at to be expected until the river ride... Literally 30 seconds into it, the boat broke down! No one seemed to know what was going on, including the staff. After 5-10 minutes, we eventually got escorted off the boat and were sent to the gift shop!! That was it all done and finished apparently! To our disbelief we received no money back despite the 'ride' malfunctioning. We all left with faces like thunder.
More recently, I went with my girlfriend. This time we experienced the whole thing from start to finish. The routine was the same but it was still a laugh. Everything worked well and the drop ride at the end was fantastic for the whole 3 seconds it lasted. On a side note, that William Wallace... projection thing... is possibly the worst and most clichéd thing I have ever experienced.
All in all, the Edinburgh Dungeon is a wee bit too expensive for all it is, however the actors and the history they bring to life is surprisingly good. I'd say take a visit if you can spare some money, if not then give it a miss and take a wander around the real Edinburgh and see the history for yourself!
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