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Well worth a peak

This place suffers because it's a little outside the city but that is what may also make it a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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An absolute gem

I had seen this online and told my friends about it who said to me to book it. Upon arrival we were... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Natalie M
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Advance booking is essential. Enter one of Scotland's most curious heritage sites. An archeological mystery that has baffled investigators for over 300 years. Gilmerton Cove is a series of chambers and passageways lying hidden beneath the streets on...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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16A Drum Street, Edinburgh EH17 8QH, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place takes a bit of finding. Well down Drum Street there is an unassuming whitewashed cottage with a notice in the window. It is clear that nobody knows the truth of the subterranean oddity and the 'history is little more than anecdotal rumour. It...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place suffers because it's a little outside the city but that is what may also make it a little more special. Margaret took is on a 45 tour of the cove explaining all possible theories surrounding the various rooms and the associated history. We...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had seen this online and told my friends about it who said to me to book it. Upon arrival we were a bit apprehensive and unsure but once we eent inside we were excited to start. The tour guide was brilliant, very informative and...More

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GilmertonEdinburgh, Manager at Gilmerton Cove, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Delighted you enjoyed your guided tour. It usually takes visitors to advise the locals what’s on their doorstep. Super pleased. Thanks for visiting.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hidden gem was truly amazing! We stumbled upon the website before our trip and both my husband and I wanted to go. It looks very unassuming from the outside, but once you’re inside and see the caverns it is truly amazing that these exist...More

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GilmertonEdinburgh, Manager at Gilmerton Cove, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow! Thank you for your wonderful review. So delighted you enjoyed your tour. :)

Reviewed 3 September 2018

This has to be one of the most intriguing sites I have every visited. Hidden in the middle of Edinburgh suburbia it is a must visit if you happen to find yourself in Edinburgh and you will find out why it one of the best...More

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GilmertonEdinburgh, Manager at Gilmerton Cove, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

Wow! What a wonderful review we’re delighted you enjoyed your tour. Many thanks for visiting:)

Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Extraordinary caves under an innocuous little cottage. I’ve never been anywhere like this series of ‘rooms’ hollowed by hand from solid rock 100s - or perhaps 1000s - of years ago. Visited with 12 and a 14 year old nephews, both fascinated, as were the...More

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GilmertonEdinburgh, Manager at Gilmerton Cove, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Many thanks for reviewing Gilmerton Cove. I know who would believe it - very unassuming little cottage that opens up into another world. So pleased you all enjoyed your tour. Thank you :)

Reviewed 28 August 2018

What a fascinating and intriguing place, this is definitely a must see (although you will leave with more questions than answers, which just adds to the mystery!) Book in advance, and wear sneakers and warm clothes. We couldn't believe that behind that simple timber door...More

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GilmertonEdinburgh, Manager at Gilmerton Cove, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thank so much for your wonderful review. We’re delighted you enjoyed your tour.

Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Eleven of us made a big group from 13 to 76. My sister in law had booked in advance. They offered concessions for students, OAPs and carers. Very informative guides with good sense of humour. Opportunities for questions, although the history is so unknown one...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2018

When I read about the 'mystery' I was a bit 'oh yeah' and assumed it was marketing hype. However the excellent guided tour evidenced the different theories in a way that was really engaging and thought provoking. Highly recommend. No designated parking but we easily...More

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GilmertonEdinburgh, Manager at Gilmerton Cove, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Great! We’re delighted you enjoyed your tour. Thanks for visiting and supporting our unique underground attraction.

Reviewed 16 August 2018

Looking at the opening hours on the website we made our way there. Unfortunately it wasn't open since we hadn't booked a tour. So we haven't seen this but look forward to having that opportunity another timeMore

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GilmertonEdinburgh, Manager at Gilmerton Cove, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Thank you for reviewing Gilmerton Cove. Apologies as pre booking is essential. We were probably underground when you visited - our door is only open 10 minutes prior on our tours. I’m hoping next time you are in Edinburgh you could give us a call...More

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Sharon G
24 June 2018|
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Response from stevensonag | Reviewed this property |
I would say around 20 steps. Once in the cave it is flat but the ground is a bit uneven.
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BettyChilds
3 May 2018|
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Response from AbdnK |
Not at all. It is small with low ceilings (not an issue for the wee ones 😁) but not done as a "scary" tour
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Redbaby
18 November 2017|
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Response from EdinburghChaz | Reviewed this property |
Pretty tight on some places. Maybe worth contacting the venue.
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