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The Real Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour of Edinburgh

361 High Street | Meet Outside The Cigar Box Tobacconist, Edinburgh EH1 1PW, Scotland
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Who is the Real Sherlock Holmes? Take a step back in time to Victorian Edinburgh and let our very own Holmes show you the forgotten places where the Sherlock Holmes legend really began – places unseen by most visitors and fans! Visit the Sherlock Holmes statue and hear the incredible true story of how the world's most popular detective was created. The game - quite literally - is afoot!
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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361 High Street | Meet Outside The Cigar Box Tobacconist, Edinburgh EH1 1PW, Scotland
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

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Reviewed 2 February 2018

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

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Toby V, Owner at The Real Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour of Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

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Toby V, Owner at The Real Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour of Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2017

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Toby is masterful in his presentation! I thoroughly enjoyed learning about Sir Arthur's background, i.e. his education, writings, lifestyle, career etc. A very cold evening, but definitely worth the go. It's a couple hour venue and worth every minute. Thank you Toby for sharing your...More

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Toby V, Owner at The Real Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour of Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Hi Kris, I'm delighted that you enjoyed it so much! Thank you so much for joining me and you would be very welcome to come along again to one of my August walks in 2018 during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

A fantastic 2 hour walk around historic sights and landmarks of Edinburgh. Our group visit was a birthday treat for a friend. Toby made it one to remember from the outset by being very pleasant, knowledgable, interesting and organised. A perfect tour full of information...More

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Toby V, Owner at The Real Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour of Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Hi Mary, so glad that Bill's belated birthday celebration in Edinburgh was a day to remember. Thank you so much for your lovely words and it was truly a pleasure to share such a fun couple of hours with all of you!!!

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Okay, I'm a pretty deep Sherlockian, as it goes, as I write Holmes novels for HarperCollins and am a BSI member. But Toby Virgo, who leads these tours even surprised me on some very interesting Conan Doyle facts... and to walk in the doctor's footsteps,...More

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Toby V, Owner at The Real Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour of Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Well, thank you for this absolutely lovely review! I think, from your words, that I have managed to 'deduce' your true identity (!) and may I say what a pleasure and privilege it was to have you as a guest on my tour. That you...More

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