Free Tour Ghosts and Mysteries of Edinburgh

Duration: 2h
Registered on June 16, 2021


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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Imagine a walled city heavily affected by the arrival of the Black Death. Try to visualize a main road, called the Royal Mile , from which hundreds of very narrow and smelly alleys began. Now pay attention and you will hear “Gardyloo!” A scream that comes from above, from the medieval “skyscrapers” of Edinburgh, and that will kick off our trip to the darkest side of the city.

Do you dare to come with us?

Discover how doctors protected themselves from the Black Death , what methods they used to save the sick and what ghosts still inhabit the alleys of Edinburgh.
Walk across the cursed bridge and the suicide bridge, and enter the most terrifying cemetery in the city. There we will tell you stories of resurrections , body snatchers and serial killers that will make your hair stand on end.

What will you discover on this tour?

  • The black plague
  • The cursed bridge
  • The ghost of Mary King's close
  • The Witches of North Berwick
  • The murderers Burke and Hare
  • The body snatchers
  • Calton Hill
  • North Bridge
  • The "closes" of the Royal Mile
  • Old Calton Cemetery

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    180 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK
    180 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK
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    180 High Street, next to the Fringe Shop. We carry a blue umbrella

  • 1
    Outside visit
  • 2
    Outside visit
    South Bridge
  • 3
    Outside visit
    North Bridge
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Old Calton Cemetery
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Royal Mile
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Calton Hill

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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Victor 03 Jan 2024
Mexico City

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Travelled in group - Jan 2024
Manu cuenta de una manera divertida e interesante la historia de la ciudad para entender lo que sucedió en la época de la peste y los lugares visitados son muy interesantes.
Miguel Medina 03 Jan 2024

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Travelled in group - Jan 2024
La primera vez en mi vida que abandono un tour. Franco fue un guía simpático, pero no había ningún tipo de hilo conductor ni había preparación de contenidos. paradas inconexas sin sentido, sin ningún tipo de organización. Me ha parecido poco profesional.
Belen 02 Jan 2024

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Travelled in group - Jan 2024
Muy bueno!! y los chicos del tour muy buena onda
Raquel 01 Jan 2024
El Grao de Castellón

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2024
Manu fue un guía espectacular. Nos gustó su cercanía y la pasión con la que explica las cosas. Sin duda repetiríamos con él.
Silvia 01 Jan 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2024
Manuel ha hecho la visita super interesante pero los lugares visitados no eran demasiado impactantes.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
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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