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Edinburgh Darkside Walking Tour: Mysteries, Murder and Legends

  • 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
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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 today via mobile
Great entertainment and fun

Had a great time with Adam Gloser as our tour guide and I could listen to him tell stories all day. Incredibly entertaining and one of the best walking tours I’ve been on. Thoroughly enjoyable and highly recommended.

Thank Carly H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Excellent tour

James was our tour guide and he was amazing! He was funny and informative. I had a great time and learned a lot about Edinburgh on the tour. Totally recommend it!!

2  Thank John C
Reviewed 4 days ago
An awesome experience I can recommend to everyone!

Our guide Adam was really amazing. You can tell that he is really passionated by all the stories that he tells or sometimes screams.

Thank Birgit v
Reviewed 4 days ago
True Scotish experience

I did the free walking tour (with Fiona) during the day and at night I did the Darkside Walking tour and was amazing!! Edinburgh is a city that transports you to the dark ages, and the tour is special because takes you trough time to...More

Thank Naiana Z
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
The tour made me fall in love with Edinburgh

A big round of applause for our great, passionate, informative, and friendly tour guide Adam Gloser who makes this experience memorable! I don’t think I have ever paid this much attention during a walking tour and it was fun (although the weather was rather cold)....More

Thank Kurniyawati
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Stewart D
10 June 2018|
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Response from bokoltnow | Reviewed this property |
They are right in front of the Starbucks.
26 May 2018|
Response from HejMej | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Depending on which you have booked between aound 90 and 120 minutes. Add a little time at the end due to the fact the tour usually don't end where it started. Enjoy!
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