Edinburgh Darkside Walking Tour: Mysteries, Murder, and Legends

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130 High St
2 hours
German, English, and Spanish
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Ever wondered what secrets lie hidden in the dark corners of Edinburgh? Join this electrifying adventure through the city's mysterious past and prepare to uncover spine-chilling tales and ancient mysteries that have haunted Edinburgh for centuries. With a blend of history, intrigue, and a dash of the supernatural, this walking tour promises an unforgettable journey through Edinburgh's dark side.

The entire experience lasts approximately 2 hours. Travelers who have booked this walking tour before have rated their experience an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 3,144 reviews.

On this haunted walking tour, you’ll embark on a spine-chilling adventure through Edinburgh that delves into the city's most terrifying tales. This tour will take you to some of the top attractions like North Bridge and Old Calton Burial Ground. You’ll also explore the Royal Mile, Canongate Kirk, and Calton Hill.

The North Bridge offers more than just a crossing; it's rich in history with tales of executions, murders, and ghosts. In the Old Calton Burial Ground, you'll see the imposing mausoleum of David Hume and hear tales of infamous body snatchers like Burke and Hare.

Meanwhile, the Royal Mile is a treasure trove of history, with tales of murderers, vampires, and even cannibals whispered among locals. Climbing Calton Hill, you'll feel a chill as you learn real-life tales of witch trials and pagan rituals. Don’t miss the Canongate Kirkyard cemetery, which dates back to the 17th century, offering a solemn yet fascinating insight into Edinburgh’s dark past.

This experience offers a deep dive into Edinburgh's murky past, all told without gimmickry or staged theatrics. After exploring the city's shady side, the tour concludes at a local pub near the Royal Mile, where you can unwind with a drink (at your own expense).

On this tour, you’ll be accompanied by a knowledgeable tour guide who will enhance your experience with unique insights. The activity is offered in 3 languages: German, English, and Spanish.

While the standard tour lasts about 2 hours and covers the specified sites and stories, your experience may vary based on your guide's judgment. Regrettably, we don't recommend this tour for wheelchair users due to narrow stairways and steep hills.

This popular walking tour starts at 130 High St. The exact address of your departure location is 130 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK. The activity starts at 18:30. The tour meeting point is located at the corner of Stevenlaw's Close.

The tour limits a booking size of 9 participants but can accommodate up to 20 people. Make sure to thoroughly explore the "Included" and "Good to know" sections below to find out more about the inclusions and insights provided by this city sightseeing tour.

The cancellation policy for this city sightseeing tour is as follows: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time. This activity needs a minimum number of participants. If it's canceled due to not meeting this requirement, you can choose another date or get a full refund.

Ready to experience spine-chilling thrills and uncover the darkest secrets of Edinburgh? Embark on this unforgettable journey with this Darkside Walking Tour: Mysteries, Murder, and Legends. Secure your spot today and get ready for a unique spooky adventure!

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The Royal Mile, Old Town, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United KingdomThe Royal Mile
Photo of View of the castle from Calton Hill at sunset,Scotland.Calton Hill


Tour with German guide
Tour with English guide

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Public transportation options are available nearby
The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 2 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
We unfortunately do not advise guests in wheelchairs to join the Dark Side Tour, due to the narrow stairways and steep hills. We apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment caused.

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