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Free Tour Edinburgh Mysteries and Burning Witches

Your Guru: Somos Escocia
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  • Edinburgh
  • Available in Spanish
  • 2 hours

About the Guru

After several years working in the tourism sector for leading companies in different locations in England and Scotland, I decided to embark on this adventure and create “We are Scotland”. 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 pass... More

After several years working in the tourism sector for leading companies in different locations in England and Scotland, I decided to embark on this adventure and create “We are Scotland”. 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 Scotland.

About the Tour

A tour for the daring and for everyone. Learn about the alleys where the 17th century people lived in the city of Edinburgh, but especially how they died during the Black Death, and the doctors who tried to cure them 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 XIX century and serial killers , William Burke and William Hare. We will visit the 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 would have ended up in those bonfires. In Calton Hill, we also have the observatory, the Nelson monument and the Scottish national monument , they are symbols of the city, but here they are called the three shames of Edinburgh.

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


All this mystery and mysticism that surrounds Edinburgh for decades attracts hundreds of tourists to the city wanting to know what happened in these centuries, are you going to miss it?

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: We will meet in the Grassmarket square in front of the Maggie Dicksons pub

Tour Schedule

  • Thu, 17 Jun 21:00
  • Fri, 18 Jun 21:00
  • Fri, 18 Jun 21:00

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (16)

Isabel Mendez 06/13/2021

100% recomendable. El tour en si es super interesante pero tener a Carlos como guía lo hizo aún mejor si es posible. Recomendaría la experiencia sin duda a cualquiera que se por la maravillosa y mágica ciudad de Edimburgo.

Response from Somos Escocia
Muchas gracias por tu review Isabel. Fue un verdadero placer haber podido enseñaros las maravillas que esconde Edimburgo. Nos vemos en la próxima. Saludos.
Janire Asensio 06/13/2021

camareroEn eLextranjero 06/08/2021

Me encantó el tour, Carlos fue un guía muy agradable y profesional. Repetiría sin dudarlo. Muy recomendable

Response from Somos Escocia
Muchas gracias por tu comentario. Un fuerte abrazo desde Edimburgo. Carlos.
Carolina Alvarez Orzaez 06/03/2021

Muy buen tour, interesante y divertido. El guía muy agradable y cercano. Hicimos el tour solo dos personas, pero con la cercania y las bromas fue genial.

Response from Somos Escocia
Hola Carolina, mil gracias por tu review. Fue un placer hacer el tour para las dos y nos alegra saber que lo disfrutasteis. Saludos, Carlos.
Lorena 05/28/2021

En nuestro viaje por Escocia visitamos varias ciudades y, tras hacer el tour con Carlos en Glasgow, no dudamos en repetir con él en Edimburgo. Este tour estuvo súper entretenido, sustos incluidos :P Totalmente recomendable!!

Response from Somos Escocia
Lorena, gracias por dejarnos esta maravilla review. Fue un placer tenerte en los dos tours. Saludos Carlos.

5.0(16) Ratings

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

5.0(16) Ratings