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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
US$17 per adult
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Tour with English Guide
Tour departing at 6:30pm with an English speaking guide
US$16.70 per adult
Tour with Spanish Guide
Tour departing at 6:30pm with a Spanish speaking guide
US$16.70 per adult
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.

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Reviewed yesterday
Amazing and interesting history!

Our tour guide was named Naomi and she was great and personable. It's very clear that she has a deep interest in the history that she narrates, and she does so in a clear and interesting way. I highly recommend this if you are interested...More

Thank Arthur C
Reviewed 2 days ago
Great tour!

My sister and I went on this tour a few days ago. Ryan, our guide, was great - very knowledgeable, personable, engaged, and seemed to truly enjoy what he was doing. Lots of great stories, informative, interesting, never cheesy. Really glad we decided to do...More

Thank la_corsetiere
Reviewed 1 week ago
Darkside Walking Tour

We had Adam as a guide on the Darkside walking tour and he was fantastic. His energy was great, so animated and entertaining. The tour was really well done and the stories shared were ones I will remember. Thanks Adam!

Thank Jenn M
Reviewed 1 week ago
Way better than you'd imagine - highly recommend Greg

I booked a tour for me and my family with Greg, who was fantastic. He walked us around Edinburgh, up and down hills, but always stopped to tell us some stories right when we wanted to rest a moment. We would have never seen many...More

Thank hurleynancy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great tour with a great guide!

My boyfriend and I choose the dark side walking tour instead of a normal tour of the town, when we first arrived to Edinburgh. Our guide, Adam Gloser, did such a great job reenacting the horror stories, taking care of the group and getting people...More

Thank Maja-Luna O
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26 June 2018|
Response from bokoltnow | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know. Sorry.
Stewart D
10 June 2018|
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Response from bokoltnow | Reviewed this property |
They are right in front of the Starbucks.
26 May 2018|
Response from HejMej | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Depending on which you have booked between aound 90 and 120 minutes. Add a little time at the end due to the fact the tour usually don't end where it started. Enjoy!
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