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Edinburgh Darkside Walking Tour: Mysteries, Murder and Legends provided by SANDEMANs NEW Europe - Edinburgh

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Edinburgh Darkside Walking Tour: Mysteries, Murder and Legends

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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Spanish
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
  • Visit the Old Calton Burial Ground or Canongate Kirkyard cemetery
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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
  • Visit the Old Calton Burial Ground or Canongate Kirkyard cemetery
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6785EDGHOST
Call +852 30184991
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • 130 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK The tours starts at 130 High Street (The Royal Mile), on the corner with Stevenlaw's Close. Look for the Red Umbrellas!
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Children up to 13 years old are welcome to join this tour for free. We reserve the right to ask for a valid ID for children joining our tours. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • 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.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • 130 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK The tours starts at 130 High Street (The Royal Mile), on the corner with Stevenlaw's Close. Look for the Red Umbrellas!
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Children up to 13 years old are welcome to join this tour for free. We reserve the right to ask for a valid ID for children joining our tours. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • 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.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 15 Jul 2020
A note from Edinburgh Darkside Walking Tour: Mysteries, Murder and Legends
- Breaks will be shortended - Guests are encouraged to bring own masks - Guests will be required to provide personal details (name, phone) - Smaller groups to ensure appropriate social distance - Tour group picture will no longer be taken
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    130 High St
    130 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK
    The tours starts at 130 High Street (The Royal Mile), on the corner with Stevenlaw's Close. Look for the Red Umbrellas!
    See address & details
  • 1
    Royal Mile
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    North Bridge
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Calton Hill
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Old Calton Burial Ground
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Canongate Kirk
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Edinburgh Old Town
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Claire A
3 contributions
The Hangman
Oct 2021 • Family
The Hangman was excellent! He retold stories of ghosts and the people who lived in Edinburgh. Our teanagers got involved and loved it.
Written 25 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

captainmatspinks
Palm Beach, FL10 contributions
Enjoyable Evening Intro to Spooky Edinburgh
Oct 2021 • Couples
Eva was a great guide, engaging, funny, and we could hear her narration clearly which can be an issue sometimes on these type of tours. Some of the tales were tied directly to specific places we saw, some were not. The best were ones that occurred right where we were standing to give context. Worth doing and we enjoyed.
Written 25 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

BeccaC69
Eccleshall, UK5 contributions
Name of tour makes it sound much better than it is!
Can’t fault the tour guide, she was friendly and offered lots of opportunity to ask questions. The tour just lacked much content. It was supposed to be 2 hours long, we barely got 1h 40 mins. Only went to two locations- seemed to spend most time walking. Why not take us up Carlton Hill to tell us about the witch trials rather than stand near a bus stop? Have done lots of these walking tours, in lots of other UK cities, for a similar price and this one left us feeling rather underwhelmed.
Written 25 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kristen L
3 contributions
Totally worth it!
Oct 2021 • Friends
Fiona was a wonderful tour guide and we loved every minute of it! Super informative and engaging, would absolutely do the tour again. If I could offer one small tip: the tour guides should be equipped with flashlights. Otherwise, they could remind participants to bring their own.
Written 25 October 2021
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Liudmila G
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK6 contributions
Ok but a bit crowded
Oct 2021 • Family
The tour is ok, pretty interesting. Your experience will depend on the tour guide, though. Some are better than the others. Big crowd of people - 25-30 in each group.
Written 24 October 2021
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Raphael K
1 contribution
Must-see experience!
Oct 2021 • Friends
This was a great experience for my friends and I. We got to burn off calories while learning a bit about Edinburgh's history from the charming and comedic guide, Angus. The tour isn't spooky except for walking into cemeteries, so it's a must-see for the whole family!
Written 24 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Anna D
1 contribution
Fab would recommend
Oct 2021 • Friends
Angus was a brilliant host/guide. My pal and I were really impressed with how he included everyone in our large group and remembered where they were from. Great to have this back again post Covid and well worth going on an organised walking tour - takes you to places you wouldn’t have gone to on your own. Quite a lot of steep steps and paths to navigate so only for the ‘sure footed’ and wear sensible shoes!! Thank you Angus for your good humour and positivity 😊
Written 24 October 2021
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Justin R
2 contributions
Very fun and informative!
This was a great tour. Our tour guide was Jule and she really knew her stuff! She really brought the darker side of Edinburgh alive with her storytelling. Would definitely recommend.
Written 24 October 2021
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Laura K
Northamptonshire, UK7 contributions
Great experience!
Oct 2021 • Business
A very informative (and funny!) tour with Angus. A gentle walk around the beautiful city at night, stopping to hear of the fascinating stories as we went. Opportunities to take photos on route too. Thank you Angus!!
Written 23 October 2021
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Owen N
2 contributions
Loved Eva
Oct 2021 • Family
Tour guide was fantastic. Do dress warmley if going in any time other than the summer. Be prepared for a good of walking
Written 23 October 2021
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Free Walking Tour
We had a fantastic time with Jule on the free walking tour! She told the best stories and really connected the city
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Definitely recommended
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Entertaining walk
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We took the free tour on the old city. Australian David was a great guide, funny nice and very informative. Really
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Eva was great!
Great way to see the city, our tour guide Eva was brilliant! She was really funny, knowledgeable and showed us a lo
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Free walking tour Edinburgh - always a must!
As always, an excellent introduction to the city and to get your bearings. Jule was lovely and told us stories you
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Definitely go for this tour!
We had a free tour. Our guide was Eva who was absolutely brilliant. Best tour guide ever! She was very funny, knowl
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