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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 
  • See Edinburgh landmarks illuminated by night
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.

Reviews (479)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Did a walking tour today with Greg who was absolutely amazing. Told some incredible stories, gave a detailed overview of the history of the city and it’s monuments. Was really helpful with every question and suggestions. Would highly recommend

Thank 834ebtravels
Reviewed 4 days ago
Good walking tour

A really y great way to explore the city....wear good footwear....you get to cover some miles.great story telling from our guide..James. Really informative and a look into the darker side of Edinburgh

Thank Jane831
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Terrific Tour

James was a fantastic tour guide and a wonderful story teller. The tour felt very organic and took us around a nice route of Edinburgh and featured some good stories. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

Thank 56miac
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Good tour for the price

I had a good time with our guide James, who was very animated while telling his stories. He took time to speak to everyone in the group, made sure no one got lost, and was very enthusiastic about what he was speaking about. I did...More

Thank curlyhairwilltravel
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Terrible Experience

I rarely ever write reviews, but I feel it necessary here. I went with my wife and her family, purchased tickets online, and when we went to find the tour...it never specified EXACT location. I walked up to 3 different tours, couldn’t find ours...so I...More

1  Thank mcpatc
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28 October 2018|
Response from bokoltnow | Reviewed this property |
I don't see why not.
Benjamin R
22 September 2018|
Response from bokoltnow | Reviewed this property |
I think we took an afternoon tour. It meets at the corner of Starbucks. I think they have a website. It's worth it.