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Discover Edinburgh's Gruesome History

Discover Edinburgh's Gruesome History

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Do you want to explore Edinburgh's top sights in one evening AND discover gruesome secrets about the city that Scotland would rather keep hidden? Well, there's no better tour for you. Explore the Old Town of our beautiful Capital with your fearless tour guide and marvel at its Medieval beauties. But, don't let…
1.5 hours
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Up to 12 people
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Hi, we're John, Kate, Rachel and Amy! John, Kate, and Rachel (your guides) are all experienced and incredibly well-reviewed tour guides with a passion for grisly history. Having grown up in Scotland and conducted in-depth personal research on the subject, these three have an astonishing wealth of personal knowledge on Edinburgh's dark and grisly history. If you want to learn something about Edinburgh you can't hear anywhere else, they're your guys. Amy is's Creative Producer and she has an appetite for all things gruesome. Thanks to this incredible woman, 100% of the money from your tickets go to - an international development charity creating waves in the sector to give every child in Kenya an equal opportunity in life.

About the organization is no ordinary international development charity. It is an innovative, sector leading organisation that works to achieve one thing: an end to childhood poverty and inequality. From baby starter packs and pregnancy support groups in Kenya, to and agricultural support training and capacity building, does what works. Visit our website to take a look at our current projects.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to

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Where you'll be

We begin at the Duke of Wellington Statue - right across from the Balmoral Hotel with a stunning view of Edinburgh castle. We visit Greyfriars Kirkyard, haunted by the Mackenzie Poltergiest. We explore the gothic architecture around the city and end our tour on the aptly named ‘World’s End’ which is where the old meets the new.


If you don’t see availability for the time you are looking for, you can .
Fri, Aug 23    From 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM.
$26 per person
5 of 12 spots left

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

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Guest requirements

Up to 12 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

More tips

The majority of the tour is uncovered so prepare yourself for all weathers - this is Scotland after all. There is also a steep hill near the end of the tour.
history walk
Discover Edinburgh's Gruesome History
175 reviews
$19 per person
175 reviews
$19 per person