Edinburgh Mysteries, Ghosts and Witch Burning Free Tour (in Spanish)

Duration: 2h
Languages: Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on May 03, 2021

Do you want to do the best Tours in Scotland? Well this is your place. After several years working in the tourism sector for leading companies in different locations in the UK, I decided to embark on this adventure and create “We are Scotland”, from where we do walking tours of Stirling, Edinburgh and Glasgow. This project was born from work, humility and experience in order to make people who visit Scotland feel part of its history and its legends, together with a team of experienced guides passionate about history that will make you want to return. to this wonderful country.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Learn about the alleys where people lived in the 17th century in the city of Edinburgh, but especially how they died during the Black Death, and the doctors who tried to cure it with bird masks.

We tell you the mysteries of the South Bridge , where whiskey was illegally distilled, but above all , corpses were hidden . Of corpses we will speak, but of the black market of corpses of the 19th century and serial killers , William Burke and William Hare. We will visit Old Calton Cemetery and Canongate .

We will go up to Calton Hill , where I will tell you about something that I am passionate about: the burning of witches and warlocks , and we will see if any of those who do this tour have ended up in those bonfires. In Calton Hill, in addition, we have the observatory, the monument of Nelson and the national monument of Scotland , they are symbols of the city, but here they are called the shames of Edinburgh.

We will walk through a passage, Jacob's Ladder, which was used as a secret passage during the black market of corpses.

All this mystery and mysticism that has surrounded Edinburgh for decades has attracted hundreds of tourists to the city, wanting to know what happened in these centuries. Are you going to miss it?

In this free tour we will visit:

  • South and North Bridge
  • black market of corpses
  • serial killer
  • David Allen's grave
  • History of Burke & Hare
  • Calton Hill
  • burning of witches
  • forms of torture
  • Black Death
  • Old Calton Cemetery
  • Canongate Cemetery
  • Catalepsy
  • Jacob's Ladders
  • End of the World Pub

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  • Meeting point:
    369 High St, Edinburgh EH1, UK
    369 High St, Edinburgh EH1, UK

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Ana ... 09 Jun 2023

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Travelled in group - Jun 2023
Hicimos el free tour de leyendas con Alejandro y fue muy interesante. Nos entretuvo, intrigó y divirtió a partes iguales. Muy interesante para conocer los secretos más oscuros de edimburgo y sus pobladores. Ya no voy a tener un concepto igual de la lasaña... Muy recomendable
Pablo 08 Jun 2023
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
Fernando sabe muchísimo y lo expresa muy bien, nos gustó tanto que al terminar el tour de Edimburgo esencial, empezamos ahí mismo el de Fantasmas con él
Camila 05 Jun 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
Es un tour muy entretenido, el guía fue muy bueno, su manera de contar las historias los hacía más interesante. Muy recomendado.
María 04 Jun 2023
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
Crea el ambiente necesario para que todo lo que cuenta (eventos historicos, anécdotas, etc) te haga sentir en una película. Imperdible para entender Edimburgo!!! Un genio total el guía.
Patr... 04 Jun 2023

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Travelled alone - Jun 2023
Fue interesante, lo imaginaba diferente pero fue interesante hacer un recorrido conociendo historias curiosas de Edinburgh
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 10 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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