Canongate District
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Edinburgh Ghost Walking Tour: Dark Secrets of the Old Town

1. Edinburgh Ghost Walking Tour: Dark Secrets of the Old Town

Discover Scotland’s mythical sites and Scottish faeries as you walk around the city of Edinburgh. Pass by graveyards, aged houses, and the sites where witches and warlocks were burnt on this sinister yet insightful walking tour. Learn about the black market for corpses in the 19th century and the serial killers William Burke and William Hare. Hear how they sold corpses for dissection at anatomy lectures. Visit the Old Calton Cemetery and Canongate Kirkyard. Enjoy pleasant views across Edinburgh whilst your guide talks about a particularly dark chapter in the city’s history, the burning of witches and warlocks. Be astounded by the number of people burned for witchcraft and what spells and beliefs caused this. Unearth the past as your guide explains about the doctors who cured those with the Black Death, a bubonic plague pandemic in the 1300s. Walk past houses where people lived in the 17th-century and explore the mystery and mysticism that surrounds Edinburgh.

Edinburgh: Dark History & Canongate Guided Walking Tour

2. Edinburgh: Dark History & Canongate Guided Walking Tour

Ah, Edinburgh! They don't call it "The Jekyll & Hyde City" for nothing. During the day, a respectable figure, with its astonishing architecture and wondrous history. But when the sun sets, it tells an entirely different story... Hear all about the darker history of Edinburgh: murderers, thieves, cannibals, hangings and decapitations, witches, the Plague and streams of human waste. Learn about the most notorious citizens of Edinburgh and how ghost stories are born. This is not a ghost tour: we don't need costumes or people jumping from behind the corners, Edinburgh's Dark History itself is enough to make your skin crawl. And oh, how we love to share it with our visitors...

Edinburgh: History, Murder, and Everyday Life in Old Town

3. Edinburgh: History, Murder, and Everyday Life in Old Town

Discover the history and legends of Edinburgh and Scotland in World Heritage Old Town District for a 3h private guided tour.

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4.5 / 5

based on 292 reviews

A very informative and fun tour. Angus told us (with a lot of charm) bloody and scary strories. And we made a little detour to see some plaves where they filmed outlander.

The tour was amazing. We learned a lot but in a fun way. The tour guide has an amazing humor and it was an incredible way to learn about the history of edinburgh.

Amazing evening! Angus was very knowledgeable and ridiculously funny! A really lovely activity. Would definitely recommend :))

The guide is very friendly, you can learn many details about the history of places that would otherwise be unnoticed.

lovely welkom by Edgar and a walk with lyle. down the royal mile with sidesteps, story's and anecdotes.