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Gilmerton Cove

16A Drum Street, Edinburgh EH17 8QH, Scotland
+44 7914 829177
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Great hidden attraction

We had no idea this was in edinburgh and it is so worth the travel to visit. It's totallly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jonathan K
A highlight of the trip

Got recommended this tour by a cousin and was not left disappointed! The tour is brilliant and the... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Grace_hynes
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Enter one of Scotland's most curious heritage sites. An archeological mystery that has baffled investigators for over 300 years. Gilmerton Cove is a series of chambers and passageways lying hidden beneath the streets on the South side of Edinburgh. Join us on a guided tour and help us unravel the mysteries of this strange mysterious labyrinth. Please note this attraction is by appointment only, please call to book a slot.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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16A Drum Street, Edinburgh EH17 8QH, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had no idea this was in edinburgh and it is so worth the travel to visit. It's totallly fascinating and brilliantly brought to life by the guide. An amazing experience. We all loved it.

2  Thank Jonathan K
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Got recommended this tour by a cousin and was not left disappointed! The tour is brilliant and the air of mystery left us talking about it all evening trying to figure out how the passages came to be! Great to get away from the city...More

1  Thank Grace_hynes
Reviewed 29 October 2017

The tour with Margaret Anne and her story telling about this cove made it a very memorable visit! Absolutely loved the mystery about how it came to be - you'll have to find out yourselves!

1  Thank marjorie d
Reviewed 22 October 2017

thank you so much for our wonderful trip to the cove this morning. Myself and wee ones enjoyed ourselves and found it strange and nice plus was so nice to hear someone so passionate about the history and funny with it.and entertained us all would...More

2  Thank christine t
GilmertonEdinburgh, Manager at Gilmerton Cove, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Wow! That's fantastic - many thanks for taking the time out. We're delighted you all enjoyed your tour. Any developments will be posted on our social media sites facebook, twitter also on our website. Thrilled to bits with your comments. Thank you!

Reviewed 22 October 2017

Took a punt in going outside the city to see this and I wasn't disappointed. Margaretanne was a great tour guide, delivered without silliness but lots of fun. A very interesting site and would recommend to make the effort to go out and see it...More

2  Thank nibblepibbley2017
GilmertonEdinburgh, Manager at Gilmerton Cove, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Thank you for visiting Gilmerton Cove, we're delighted you enjoyed your tour! Keep up to date with any developments on our social media platforms, facebook and twitter. Many thanks for taking the time out.

Reviewed 17 October 2017

An amazing place full of history a must see,caverns going back centuries, who lived there, worked there, socialised there all a mystery. You have to go along and make up your own mind!!! Not expensive and on a good bus route.

1  Thank nennie2014
GilmertonEdinburgh, Manager at Gilmerton Cove, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Many thanks for visiting and reviewing Gilmerton Cove. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your wonderful review.

Reviewed 8 October 2017

This is a fascinating place, and a mystery I am anxious to see solved during my lifetime. Went last week, received a world class tour. The guide was knowledgeable and, most importantly, didn't try to crack bad jokes. Just great historical knowledge and captivating actual...More

3  Thank Kasia A
GilmertonEdinburgh, Manager at Gilmerton Cove, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Wow! Thank you for your 5 star review - We're absolutely buzzing with your comments. Keep up to date with our social media platforms, facebook and twitter as we'll be posting any developments there. Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience.

Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Warm welcome from Margaret Ann who was our guide. She was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed listening to her. It's such a mysterious place to visit - various theories as to its use over the centuries. Being considered as a world heritage site. Beautiful sandstone...More

2  Thank Valerie B
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We were a group of friends visiting Edinburgh and attempting to do a few touristy things rather than sitting in a pub the whole time! I am so glad we took the time to visit Gilmerton Cove. It is absolutely fascinating. I am from Ireland...More

3  Thank Pompom99
Reviewed 23 September 2017

This was a very interesting activity. You have to call in advance and make a reservation. And you have to take the bus from Old Town - it took us about 30 minutes from our hotel on South Bridge - it was worth the trip....More

1  Thank Dawn G
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Redbaby
17 November 2017|
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Response from EdinburghChaz | Reviewed this property |
Pretty tight on some places. Maybe worth contacting the venue.
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982petrinaj
17 June 2017|
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Response from Sarasota21 | Reviewed this property |
You will need to phone to check opening hours. Given that passages are narrow, they are limited to how many people can go down at a time. So pre booking might be advisable during tourist season.
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