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500 Years Of Scotland’s Dark History (Edinburgh Dungeon)

By | Published on Friday 26 August 2011

Descend into the dark and let some of the city’s most hard-working actors take you through Scotland’s grizzly history. A 90 minute tour takes us from the old courts to Robert Knox’s autopsy table via the cave of Sawney Bean, and out through the much-advertised Extremis ‘Drop Ride to Doom’. The dungeons are blessed with Scotland’s history of cannibals, murderers and ghosts, but while these stories are told there’s an awful lot of standing around to be done, allowing our heart-rates to slow just a little too much at certain points. That said, the actors manage to blend their tales with black humour and safety announcements very well, and show that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

The Edinburgh Dungeon, 5 – 29 Aug, 10.00am (7.00pm), £8.00 – £10.00, fpp75.
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