Free Tour mysteries, ghosts and witch burnings of Edinburgh

Duration: 2h
Languages: Spanish, Italian
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 United Kingdom, I decided to embark on this adventure and create “We Are Scotland”, from where we carry out walking tours of Stirling, Edinburgh and Glasgow. This project is 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 who 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
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description

Learn about the alleys where Edinburgh residents lived in the 17th century, but, above all, how they died during the Black Death, and how doctors tried to cure it with bird masks.

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

We will go up to Calton Hill , where we will talk about something that we are passionate about: the burning of witches and warlocks , and we will see if any of those who take this tour would have ended up in those bonfires. In Calton Hill, we also have the observatory, the Nelson monument and the national monument of Scotland , they are a symbol of the city, but here they are called the shames of Edinburgh.

We will walk through a passage, Jacob's ladders, which were used as a secret passage during the black market for 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?

On this free tour we will visit:

  • South and North Bridge
  • Black market for corpses
  • serial killer
  • Tomb of David Allan
  • Burke & Hare History
  • Calton Hill
  • Witch Burning
  • Forms of torture
  • Black Death
  • Old Calton 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
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    We will meet at 369 High St (Royal Mile) next to St. Giles Cathedral with BLACK UMBRELLA

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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Patricia 22 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Muy completo el recorrido y muy amena las explicaciones. Lo disfrutamos
María Yolanda 21 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Divertido, ameno y sorprendente...
Dharma 21 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Uno de mis tours favoritos, recomendadísimo, Lorena hizo que las dos horas pasaran volando y aprendimos mucho de los misterios de Edimburgo.
Diana 20 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Angeles es una genia!!! Me encanto su simpatía y la manera en que explica todo, sin palabras, eres estupenda guía. Gracias por todo!! ♥️
Paula 20 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
María tiene una forma muy interesante de contar las historias. Además, nos dio datos históricos interesantes de la ciudad, así como recomendaciones generales. Lo recomiendo mucho !
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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.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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