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Edinburgh - Dark History

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh - Dark History

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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2 hoursMobile & paper tickets accepted

Ah, Edinburgh! They don't call it "The Jekyll & Hyde City" for nothing. During the day, a respectable figure, with its astonishing architecture and wondrous history. But when the sun sets, it tells an entirely different story...

Hear all about the darker history of Edinburgh: murderers, thieves, cannibals, hangings and decapitations, witches, the Plague and streams of human waste. Learn about the most notorious citizens of Edinburgh and how ghost stories are born.

We don't need costumes or people jumping from behind the corners: Edinburgh's Dark History itself is enough to make your skin crawl. And oh, how we love to share it with our visitors...

What's Included

  • In-Person guide

What To Expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh EH1 Scotland

A walking tour down the Royal Mile of Edinburgh, where your guide will share with you the darker history of Edinburgh. Highlights include:

- St. Giles Cathedral,
- The Heart of the Midlothian,
- Mercat Cross,
- Cannongate Graveyard.

The Location

Where To Go

Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2PW, UK


Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Return details

Canongate Kirk, 153 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BN, UK


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Written Reviews (24)

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Edgar, is an amazing guide!...

August_S | Jan 2022

Edgar, is an amazing guide! Flawless combination of history and humor! Historical analysis = 10/10!.

The guide was fun, cracking...

Kevin_T | Jan 2022

The guide was fun, cracking jokes and with lots of energy. He was very informative, and did a good job of creating an atmosphere for the stories.

Edgar was very passionate and...

Charlotte_W | Jan 2022

Edgar was very passionate and had tons of information that I didn’t realise about Edinburgh! We loved it!

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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