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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.

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Reviewed 3 days 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 4 days 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 4 days 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
Reviewed 5 days ago
Adam Gloser - Charming & Hilarious Tour Guide

Adam was a charming bloke, and a great storyteller. He had a variety of gruesome, hilarious, and bizarre stories to tell, and he told them with gusto, involving several of the individuals, and engaging the audience like a pro. This tour was definitely worth it,...More

Thank Daniel W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Dark Side with Sarah

I did the Dark Side tour with Sarah as my tour guide and she was absolutely wonderful! She got so into the stories using different voices for characters and acting them out with her hands. She made an attempt to get to know everyone she...More

Thank Beth S
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25 June 2018|
Response from bokoltnow | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know. Sorry.
Stewart D
9 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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