Tour details

  • 8:00 p.m. daily
  • 367 High Street (Royal Mile), beside St. Giles´ Cathedral
  • Free Tour
  • 1.5 hours*


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*At the end of the tour, the guide will be available for as long as required, to answer questions and give recommendations to help you make the most of the rest of your trip.

 

 

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DESCRIPTION

Edinburgh had one of the highest population densities in the world in Medieval times, and suffered terribly during one of humanity’s worst epidemics: the plague. This disease, along with inhumane living conditions, public executions, physical punishments, witch trials, and murders, were just part of daily life in Medieval Edinburgh.

All of this created the perfect breeding ground for many kinds of fascinating legends and stories to emerge, which have been told by generation after generation, and are still an important part of the city’s culture today.

Dare to discover them with us!

 

WHAT WE WILL COVER DURING THE TOUR

Please note, we allow each of our guides to craft their own tour, to reflect their own personal style of storytelling, so the exact content and route may vary slightly. Nevertheless, in most of the cases, you will discover:

  • Cemeteries

  • Paranormal activity

  • The plague

  • Witchcraft

  • Bodysnatchers

  • The ‘closes’ (alleys) of the Old Town

  • Burke and Hare, the West Port murderers

  • Cursed locations

  • And much more!