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Feel the adrenaline pump and your heart pound as  Edinburgh Dungeon unveils the city’s first ever drop ride: Extremis: Drop Ride to Doom.

Totally new for Easter 2009: Extremis Drop Ride to Doom 

Adrenaline charged last drop in the dark 
Ride drops 3 stories in 1 second flat
Based on Edinburgh City’s grisly Grassmarket hangings of the 17th and 18th centuries.
PLUS a whole attraction bringing history’s most horrible bits to life
AND a scary boat ride: Splashingly scary water tunnel through cannibal Sawney Bean’s territory

Tickets: £14.95  for adults, £13.95 concessions, £10.95  for children
Advance bookings online at
Open 7 days a week: 
15th Jan -24th Feb: 11:00am-4:00pm Mon-Fri, 10:30am-4:30pm Sat & Sun. 
25th Feb -14th Mar: 11:00am-4:00pm Mon-Fri 10:30am-4:30pm Sat & Sun 
15th Mar – 20th Apr: 10:00am-5:00pm every day
Nearest rail: Waverley Bridge, Old Town, Edinburgh,   0845 711 4141 – 
Visit or call the Edinburgh Dungeon on: 0131 240 1001  for further information.

Edinburgh Dungeon has never shown mercy for those who dare breach its threshold, and this Easter is no exception as the Dungeon launches the likes of which the city has never seen before: the adrenaline charged Extremis: Drop Ride to Doom.

Based on the ghastly historic hangings that took place at Edinburgh’s Grassmarket during the 17th and 18th centuries, the three story ride will plunge visitors into oblivion within a second flat – in pitch darkness.

General Manager Iain Scouller says: “Edinburgh has never seen the likes of Extremis before. This is the first drop ride to be built the city – and what an introduction.

Extremis actually means ‘at the very point of death in Latin’ and trust me there’s no better name for this ride – plummeting down that fast in the dark leaves your stomach above your head, your heart pounding and your blood buzzing long after you’ve braved the drop.

I can’t wait to see our visitors up there. Quite simply, if you can survive Extremis you can survive anything” he promises.

The installation of the ride has meant major building works for the Dungeon this January and February:  “We have had to move walls and even remove floors to make way for the ride” Scouller explains.

With the Edinburgh Dungeon already host to a damp, chilling boat ride, the installation of Extremis signifies a major investment into the Dungeon, which now boasts two rides as part of its fearsome dark tour of Edinburgh’s darkest, most horrible history.

The investment sees the Edinburgh landmark cement its place as one of the most ambitious tourist attractions in the Scottish capital.

Horrible hangings are very much in keeping with the Dungeon’s other frighteningly gory shows, with featured historical figures such as Scottish Hero William Wallace and Cannibal Sawney Bean meeting notorious deaths at the neck of a noose.

Extremis will provide a perfectly horrific addition to the actor led shows and interactive features the Dungeon is infamous for.

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