The Great Fire of London

Maggie Dickson

Welcome to St Margaret’s Chapel, the oldest building in Edinburgh. Here you’ll meet ‘Half-Hangit Maggie’ - she’s known to ‘hang around’ the Grassmarket gallows.

SCARY SCORE: 

Maggie’ll prepare you for your last drop, and unfortunately, it’s not whisky. Hundreds of screaming bloodthirsty Scots are waiting to watch YOU meet your doom. Step through the door, and prepare to DROP DEAD…

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • What gets you a reprieve from the Hangman’s noose
  • When was Maggie hanged?
  • Where was the place for public execution in Edinburgh?

DUNGEONS UNCOVERED

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • What gets you a reprieve from the Hangman’s noose
  • When was Maggie hanged?
  • Where was the place for public execution in Edinburgh?

DUNGEONS UNCOVERED

To aid with creating a unique experience, we use many projectors throughout the Dungeon including one for Maggie!

COOL FACT

Half-Hangit Maggie, a young woman, was hanged at Edinburgh’s Grassmarket for concealing her pregnancy in 1724. En route to Musselburgh for burial, Maggie started banging on the inside of the coffin, and was subsequently revived. Officials decided the sentence of hanging had already been carried out … and Maggie was allowed to live happily ever after.