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Family Attractions: New Year, new horrors at the Edinburgh Dungeon . . .


Burke and Hare: The Business of Murder opens February 13th 2010,   Scotland’s scariest attraction just got scarier!

Burke and Hare are back and open for business at the Edinburgh Dungeon this coming February as the city’s scariest attraction launches its most terrifying feature yet, Burke and Hare: the Business of Murder.

A dank graveyard awaits visitors to the Dungeon as they enter the damned territory of Scotland’s most infamous serial killers. Here petrified punters will be hurled into the horrendous tale of Burke and Hare’s dark deeds in the 1800s . . . and will encounter the enterprising gentlemen for themselves.

Grave digging may have been beneath the enterprising pair, but Burke and Hare were not shy of getting their hands dirty in other ways. Stealthily they smothered their victims and sold their corpses to Doctor Knox at Edinburgh Medical College for use in his anatomy lectures. Seventeen victims fell foul of murderous duo before greed got the better of them and the identifiable corpse of the young, lame James Wilson gave the game away, landing both Burke and Hare in custody and Burke with a hanging sentence.

The Edinburgh Dungeon’s Burke and Hare: the Business of Murder creaks open its doors 13th February this coming half term. For more information, please visit:

About the Dungeons: 

The Dungeons are London, York, Edinburgh, Warwick*, Hamburg and Amsterdam’s frighteningly fun attractions where Europe’s darkest history is brought vividly back to life with a grisly mixture of live actors, special effects and hair raising rides**. 

*Please note: The Castle Dungeon is not included in the standard Warwick Castle entry price.  An additional charge applies.
**No rides installed in York Dungeon or in the Castle Dungeon at Warwick Castle.

For further information, pictures or request to visit the Dungeons, please contact:
Ellie Cowley,   PR Officer – Dungeons,   Merlin Entertainments Group
Tel: +44 (0) 1202 666 900  |  Direct: +44 (0) 1202 440066  |  Fax: +44 (0) 1202 661 303

MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS GROUP is the leading name in location based, family entertainment, and has seen the most successful and dynamic growth of any company in the sector over the last five years.   The world’s second largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin has 59 attractions and six hotels/ 2 holiday villages in 13 countries and across 3 continents.   The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its 35 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and 13, 500 employees.   Merlin Entertainments operates the following attractions – SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, LEGOLAND, The Merlin Entertainments London Eye, Dungeons, Gardaland, LEGOLAND Discovery Centres, Alton Towers Resort, Warwick Castle, Thorpe Park, Chessington World of Adventures and Zoo, Underwater Adventures, Heide Park and Earth Explorer.

See also:
Family Attractions: The London Dungeon launches new Bloody Mary Killer Queen Attraction for February 
Theme parks: Merlin Entertainments Group to open LEGOLAND® Florida

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