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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 
  • See Edinburgh landmarks illuminated by night
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 (483)
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Reviewed yesterday
A Darkside fan

A great evening of of interesting and informative tales of yore, hosted by 'Greg the Gregarious Ginger'. Clearly passionate about his work. A must do for those with even a minor interest of local history. Would appeal to teens and all those young at heart....More

Thank FellowTraveler746238
Reviewed 2 days ago
Great fun!

Saw the city in a different light- loved it. Great banter & tale telling from Greg- the Ginger One! Go for it folks- you’ll love it!

Thank nikkiandrobert
Reviewed 2 days ago
Dark Side Tour

We did the Dark Side tour with James and he was fantastic. Knowledgeable, funny, professional and a fabulous story teller!!!

Thank sasykaren
Reviewed 1 week ago
Into the dark

Walk leader Angus was engaging and made everyone feel relaxed and involved in last Saturday's walk, which started in the rain. The weather didn't seem to stop anyone's enjoyment and two hours was spent in good company with some entertaining tales and some great views...More

2  Thank Neil E
Reviewed 1 week ago
A must see in Edinburgh

I didn't really know what to expect, but this was better! Dave M. was a fantastic guide through the dark mysteries of Edinburgh. Not only does he know a lot about his subject (spooky ghost stories, witch tales and past royal drama), but he is...More

1  Thank Guillaume B
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27 October 2018|
Response from bokoltnow | Reviewed this property |
I don't see why not.
Benjamin R
21 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.