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Edinburgh Darkside Walking Tour: Mysteries, Murder and Legends

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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2 hoursMobile & paper tickets accepted

See Edinburgh’s shady side. The gruesome and the glorious. The ghostly and the ghastly. This 2-hour tour is a wickedly entertaining walk on the wild and dark side of the Scottish capital. Explore the spots where murders, monsters and mayhem have become things of legend, and visit Old Calton Burial Ground or Canongate Kirkyard, two of Edinburgh’s most chilling cemeteries. Throughout the tour, hear real-life tales of witches, body-snatchers, vampires, cannibals and more from your entertaining guide.

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What To Expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB Scotland

Meet your guide on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, the main thoroughfare of the Old Town, and then set off on foot to begin your walking tour of the city’s shade side. Edinburgh is crawling with odd activity, and there are tales of murderers, vampires, monsters and even cannibals that locals nervously recall to each other.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: North Bridge, Edinburgh Scotland

Follow your guide

The Location

Where To Go

130 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK

Departure time

6:30 PM


Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Return details

Returns to original departure point


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Written Reviews (24)

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The tour was great! We...

Amy | Sep 2021

The tour was great! We had an amazing host (Angus) who kept it fun and interesting. Would highly recommend

Stories were amazing. Your guide...

S | Sep 2021

Stories were amazing. Your guide very good at what she does. Interesting to walk around the old and new town and hear about the myths and legends.

A truly fabulous tour of...

Christina D | Sep 2021

A truly fabulous tour of Edinburgh. We have done a number of these over the years and this one covered loads of new facts and interesting snippets about Edinburgh past and present. The guide Jen was an enthusiastic and passionate presenter. The two

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

Cancellation Policy

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


Edinburgh Darkside Walking Tour: Mysteries, Murder and Legends

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