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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.
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
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.
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Departure Point
Frankie & Benny's, 130 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK
Departure Time
6:30 PM
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Good night, Yesterday we made two tour with your company: one of them with Miguel and one more with Pascual. First one was free tour option, and it was amazing. Miguel’s work is so interesting, he tried to make all people feel comfortable, he used adapted speech and all show
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We took the dark side walking tour on Halloween to add a bit of festive flavor to the night. What stood out as unique on this tour was that it wasn't an embellished ghost tour, but a history tour with a dark edge. Gordon did an excellent job of bringing the history and the
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We had a wonderful evening tour with Edgar his stories were brilliant, equally balanced between humour and history! His engagement with the young girl in our group was lovely. We would highly reccomend a tour with him! *if you read this Edgar we are Devon :) thank you !
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We had Edgar as our guide and he made all the stories to sound interesting and exciting. At some point started raining and we could not feel our feet because it was so cold but we didn’t leave because Edgar made the tour so captivating. Edgar had all and beyond what a guide can
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This tour with Edgar was fantastic beacuse he had a lot of knowledge and was very funny and entertaining. We really recommendit it.
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