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Edinburgh Mysteries, witchery and murders free tour

Your Guru: Somos Escocia
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  • Edinburgh
  • Available in English
  • 1 hour and 45 minutes

About the Guru

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... More

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.

About the Tour

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 . We will talk about corpses, but about the black market of corpses from 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 would have ended up in those bonfires. In Calton Hill, in addition, we have the observatory, the Nelson monument 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 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?

In this free tour we will visit:

  • South and North Bridge
  • Black market for corpses
  • Serial killer
  • David Allan's Tomb
  • Burke & Hare History
  • Calton hill
  • Burning of witches
  • Forms of torture
  • Black Death
  • Old Calton Cemetery
  • Canongate Cemetery
  • Catalepsy
  • Jacob's Stairs
  • End of the World Pub

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: We will be at 351 High Street (Royal Mile), opposite St. Giles’ Cathedral with BLACK UMBRELLA

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are accepted. The maximum number of attendees per booking is 10 people.
Minimum of attendees:
A minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is pet-friendly.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

Tour Schedule

  • English
    Sat, 30 Oct 19:00
  • English
    Sun, 31 Oct 19:00
  • English
    Sun, 07 Nov 18:00

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!

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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!

No reviews yet