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Edinburgh Darkside Walking Tour: Mysteries, Murder and Legends

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  • 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 (575)
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Reviewed yesterday
Edinbugh's Dark Side Tour with Australian David

The tour was amazing and made us ignore the cold. David has a really cool way of telling the history and the legends. You will learn a lot of things, you will laugh and you will enjoy seeing spots that otherwise you would miss. Definitely...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Matei N
Reviewed 4 days ago

Highly recommended!! Our guide Pascual introduced us to the dark side of the city in a very special way, his energy, and humor made our tour very entertaining and knowledgeable despite my fears it was one of the best tours I've done until now.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Beatrice C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great way to introduce the weekend!

A lighthearted and original tour introducing lesser known stories from the darker past of Edinburgh. Keith, our excellent and charismatic guide, really brought the stories to live. Great way to start off a weekend!

Thank AnnaLenaN
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kieth was a fantastic tour guide! The whole walk was well organized and his stories were extremely well told. It was great how he tied to of the stories together to finish the tour. Highly recommend!

Thank samuelt772
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did the Dark Side Tour with Melanie and she was absolutely amazing! She really brought us into the uncanny and haunted old Edinburgh with so much enthusiasm and love for the stories! It was brilliant!

Thank malandune
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Dohee K
11 February 2019|
Response from DKWilliams89 | Reviewed this property |
Near Starbucks
9 January 2019|
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Response from john3136 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't go into the vaults.
lottie d
28 December 2018|
Response from colombiantrotter | Reviewed this property |
Around 2 hours. May be faster if it rains and it is too cold