Edinburgh: The Dark Side Walking Tour

Edinburgh: The Dark Side Walking Tour

From HK$ 151 per person

Uncover the darker side of Edinburgh on a walking tour of the historic city center, and feel the hair on the back of your neck stand on end as you discover gruesome graveyards and hear about the secrets that lie down the narrow alleyways.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
Starting time 6:30 PM
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn more about the notorious Burke and Hare
  • Hear chilling tales of witch trials and burnings
  • Visit Canongate Kirkyard and the mausoleums
  • Discover the truth about the murder of Mary Queen of Scots’ lover
Full description
Meet some of Edinburgh's most infamous characters on a fun ghost walk through the dark side of the city center. Learn more about Burke and Hare and hear tales of witch burning, grave robbing, body snatching and mysterious murders. Start on the Royal Mile, where plundered tombs, funeral pyres and mass graves from thousands of years ago are concealed. Get goosebumps as the past is brought to life by your guide and venture to gruesome burial sites such as the Canongate Kirkyard. Prepare to be spooked by spine-chilling tales of real-life cannibals and vampires as the true history of Edinburgh is recreated before your eyes.  
Includes
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

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  •  Children aged 13 and under are welcome to join this tour for free, if accompanied by an adult
  •  Please note that the tour includes steep hills and dark and narrow steps. Unfortunately, it is not recommended for pushchairs, those in wheelchairs or with limited mobility
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 474 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
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Loved this tour, Angus with a g was great, I felt like I was out with a friend at times, but yet he was professional and focused on giving us a brilliant time throughout. The Sorry telling was superb!. Really spooky and harrowing. If you love murderous stories In graveyards then Angus is your man and this tour us for you!. Can't wait to return next year. Angus is a credit to your company!.

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November 2, 2020

Our guide Sarah was very animated and enthusiastic which was great, and she had great local knowledge as well as a great way of keeping everyone engaged. It was a good length tour with good content, but it was more about the humourous side of folk stories, where we were hoping for a darker content. It was enjoyable non the less.

September 22, 2020

An interesting way to learn about Edinburgh's history and some of its characters. Jen, our guide, was so knowledgeable and entertaining too. She took interest in everyone in the group, asking where they were from, and she remembered! A brilliant tour for an insight into the Dark Side of Edinburgh. Would strongly recommend. Attention was given to social distancing and everyone in the group was respectful of this.

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September 18, 2020

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