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Edinburgh Darkside Walking Tour: Mysteries, Murder and Legends

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Highlights
  • Explore Edinburgh at its most atmospheric on a night tour 
  • Delve into the dark history of Scotland's capital 
  • See Edinburgh landmarks illuminated by night
Edinburgh Darkside Walking Tour: Mysteries, Murder and Legends
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Overview
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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Reviews (509)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Road less traveled

Coaches can't get to these places and we got to see several important cemetaries, learn about the new city and the story of the bridge, see some curious city building failures atop a hill with a view and hear about tales of the carrying out...More

Thank Anaispins
Reviewed 4 days ago
Spooky walking tour

We went on this tour on the 12th December.It was a dry but chilly evening which added to the atmosphere.Our guide Keith was very informative,made the tales very interesting,perfect for the job.We had to walk to walk up some dark,creepy footpaths up to the hills...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 7,121,970
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Fantastic spooky tour

This tour took us to interestimg places we would have never thought to go to and the windy chilly atmosphere was perfect for the spooky stories. Keith was particularly handsome in the dark...

Thank floharper
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Top Tour

We have never been on a walking tour before, we really enjoyed our tour. Keith was our guide and was excellent. The level of creepy was upped after we stumbled upon an active crime scene in the dark. Driving down country lanes in the dark...More

Thank sallyb909
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great tour with Keith!

It was a dark, cold, windy night in December but the stories were so fascinating that I hardly noticed the cold. Keith was an interesting story teller and we went back the next day to follow up on some sights.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Danielle T
26 November 2018|
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Response from bokoltnow | Reviewed this property |
Right by the Starbucks on the main street.
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Fernyrig
28 October 2018|
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Response from bokoltnow | Reviewed this property |
I don't see why not.
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