Sinister Edinburgh's Old Town walking experience
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Activities

Sinister Edinburgh's Old Town walking experience

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: See calendar
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Travel back in time to discover the dark past of Edinburgh's Old Town
  • Walk in the footsteps of historical figures and hear about their lives
  • Listen to spine-tingling tales of plagues, poverty, prisons, and more
  • Visit the spooky Greyfriars Graveyard and walk along the mysterious Royal Mile
What to expect

Edinburgh's Old Town is steeped in folklore, legends, myths and an abundance of evil. Discover the sinister side of Edinburgh's Old Town, from villains to aristocracy and slums, prisons and execution sites as your costumed guide fills you in on tales of Edinburgh's dark past.

Travel in the footsteps of the capital's most wretched characters who roamed these very streets, learn of the abominations they committed or received and the legacy they left behind.

Visit Grassmarket, truly a place of grime and punishment, before you head off to Greyfrairs Graveyard where you'll resurrect the dark deeds of its inhabitants and have the opportunity to encounter the infamous MacKenzie Poltergeist. Surviving that, move on to unveil the secrets of the mysterious Royal Mile.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Contactless payment is available for tips and extras
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  • What's included
    • Professional costumed guide
    • Guided walking tour
    What's not included
    • Food and drinks
    • Tips (optional)
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    Reduced price
    • Group of 4 people
    • Children (age 0-4): free admission and do not require a ticket
    Where
    • Bank of Scotland, 300 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PH, UK
    Meeting point:

    Please meet your tour at the Tourist Information and Edinburgh Ticket booth / box, outside of the Bank of Scotland.

    What to remember
    • This tour will take place rain or shine, please arrive at least five minutes early to ensure a timely departure
    • A minimum number of two people is required for this tour to run however single tickets can still be booked
    • Please note that this tour is not suitable for people with limited mobility as there are no lifts or ramps available at stairways
    • Pregnant women are allowed on this tour but do so at their own discretion
    • The minimum age to participate is five years old
    • The maximum number of participants is 10 participants
    • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
    • All children aged up to 15 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
    • Please note if you don't show up for the tour, no refund will be given
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    AULD REEKIE TOURS LTD
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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