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 payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
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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).

Tour opinions

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Federica 15 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Molto divertente conoscere i misteri di Edimburgo! La guru simpaticissima e preparata!
Laura 15 Jun 2024
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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Esperaba más cosas de espantos pero aún así fue muy interesante todo el recorrido. Muy buenas vistas.
Angel Maria 13 Jun 2024

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
Visita interesante y amena
ricardo 12 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Hicimos dos tour con Fernando y la verdad que muy buenos. Con muy buen manejo de la información y muy divertido
Natalia 12 Jun 2024

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
El tour fue entretenido, aunque nosotros nos esperábamos un tour más misterioso y siniestro. Mary tiene una manera de contar las cosas muy cautivadora y mucha personalidad y sentido del humor. Definitivamente interesante, y de datos muy curiosos de lo que fue el lado oscuro de edinburgo. Lo único que nos dejó mal sabor de boca fue un comentario de la guía después de dar 15£ en el que nos dijo que le parecía poco dinero y no podíamos dar tan poco en los free tours. En caso de que hubiera algún mínimo de dinero que pagar nos hubiera gustado saberlo al empezar el tour y no después de pagar con un comentario tan poco profesional delante del resto de gente.
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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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