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Edinburgh Darkside Walking Tour: Mysteries, Murder and Legends

  • Explore Edinburgh at its most atmospheric on a night tour 
  • Delve into the dark history of Scotland's capital 
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 10 people
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.
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.

Reviews (433)
1 - 5 of 371 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Best tour ever had

I´ve done a lot of tour in Europe, but this is best I ever been. Borja, was a Great storyteller, with lots of anecdotes :). BR

Thank pedrorodriguezdiez
Reviewed yesterday

I booked this based on the reviews, all I can say, they must have been on another tour! Waste of time and money. Nothing dark and mysterious about it, just a tour of parts of the city, which would have been better during the day...More

2  Thank Sandra t
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Interesting tour

An interesting tour from a lovely lady, escorting us around parts of the historic area of Edinburgh. Especially the stories as we went around. The best bits were the grave yard & the vaults with the personal stories of tortures & witchcraft occuring in the...More

1  Thank Brads225
Reviewed 1 week ago
Good quality ghost tour

A very informative and enjoyable evening with our tour guide Paula A great way to see Edinburgh, a good walk but the two hours passed quickly as our tour guide kept it interesting with facts

Thank sallyt962
Reviewed 1 week ago
Awesome tour with GREG

Excellent/Amazing/Awesome/Unforgettable experience. Greg brought the Dark Side of Edinburgh to life in this 2 hour tour. Amazing and charismatic guide that really got our group engaged with the stories he was telling. We definitely rate 10/10 would go and tour with him again. We really...More

Thank zelka8
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Benjamin R
22 September 2018|
Response from bokoltnow | Reviewed this property |
I think we took an afternoon tour. It meets at the corner of Starbucks. I think they have a website. It's worth it.
21 August 2018|
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Response from María C | Reviewed this property |
It doesn't. I don't know if Sandeman's has a visit to the vaults to be honest...