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Edinburgh Darkside Walking Tour: Mysteries, Murder and Legends

From US$17.60
  • Explore Edinburgh at its most atmospheric on a night tour 
  • Delve into the dark history of Scotland's capital 
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 10 people
Edinburgh Darkside Walking Tour: Mysteries, Murder and Legends
From US$17.60
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The atmospheric city of Edinburgh is best explored by night, when tales of mystery and murder are at their most frightening. Discover the dark side of Scotland's capital on a historical walking tour that covers Edinburgh’s morbid past. Wind your way through the cobbled streets of Calton Hill, North Bridge, and Canongate cemetery, all of which are inaccessible by coach bus or car, and listen to stories that focus on torture, treason, and death.
What to Expect

Your evening tour begins at a designated meeting point in Edinburgh Old Town. Greet your guide and receive an introduction to the city’s dark history.

Wind your way down the cobbled streets surrounding Calton Hill and North Bridge, beneath which lies the Blair Street Vaults. Discover tales of torture and treason interspersed with stories of pagan festivals and dramatic historical events.

Get acquainted with the deceased residents of Canongate cemetery, and discover the truth behind the gruesome exploits of Burke and Hare, the notorious Edinburgh grave robbers.

Your tour concludes on the Royal Mile.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Free Walking Tour & Dark Tour

I did both of those tours with Greg, it was really awesome! Best tours I had in Europe so far, the guy is really energetic, really funny (not that scary 😂), knows a LOT about the city and he seems to be really passionate about...More

Thank Julian G
Reviewed 2 days ago
Greg the Great Darkside Storyteller

We went on the walking tour in the evening at 18:30 and from the off Greg our guide had us gripped with his witty, fun, and engaging manner backed up by, as we found later on, some true (and maybe a little bit true) stories...More

Thank Tricky1971
Reviewed 5 days ago
Everithing was overcome

We did the Tour with Macarena, it was great, despite all the interruptions we had and the bad weather. The truth is that she did great.

Thank Alejandro C
Reviewed 5 days ago
Knowledgeable entertaining guide

Great walking tour with knowledgeable guide Alistair who entertained us to make up for the foggy views we encountered during our walk. Will definitely do it again.

Thank carolholland2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Free Walking tour & Dark Side tour with Adam

We attended the walking tour in the afternoon first. Within a few minutes, we were drawn to Adam’s enthusiastic, knowledgeable and theatrical introduction to the history of Scotland and Edinburgh. Despite the cold weather, our guide’s passion and interesting stories made us want to join...More

Thank yehl2016
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