Guided tour

Edinburgh: Secrets of Old Town Walking Tour

Edinburgh: Secrets of Old Town Walking Tour

From US$ 16.51 per person

Travel back in time and discover the dark secrets of Scotland on this guided walking tour through Edinburgh’s Old Town. Learn about the plagues, poverty, and fires that ravaged the city, while listening to your guide's spine-tingling tales.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • 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
Full description
Meet your guide, who is in costume, then set off on your adventure to discover the sinister side of Edinburgh’s Old Town. Walk in the footsteps of the city’s most prominent historical figures, and hear about the crimes they committed or the legacies they left behind. As you explore, listen to tales of villains, prisons, executions, and more. Highlights of the tour include a visit to Greyfriars Graveyard, and the opportunity to encounter the mysterious MacKenzie Poltergeist. Surviving that, move on to unveil the secrets of the infamous Royal Mile.
  • Guided walking tour
  • Professional guide in costume
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

• Meet your guide at the Tourist Information Policebox outside the Bank of Scotland • The meeting point is on the opposite side of the road to Deacon Brodies Tavern • Please arrive 10 minutes before the activity starts

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What to bring

  • Water

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  •  This tour will take place rain or shine
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