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Historical Walking Tour

Hosted by a local historian this guided walking route will take you around some of the hidden parts of the city each with its own story to tell. From hidden Victorian gardens to site that inspired crime novels and stories such as Jekyll and Hyde. You will be taken into the Old Towns underground vaults and see and hear tales relating to the city’s most infamous characters Messrs Burke & Hare! The tour will take you into parts of Edinburgh that you did not know existed, off the tourist trail. From hidden Victorian gardens to centuries old buildings with plenty a story attached. Hear about how the first skyscrapers in the world were built in Edinburgh, find out who the famous local criminal was that became the inspiration for Jekyll & Hyde, learn where the word Black Market came from, where Ebeneezer Scrooge is buried and how Edinburgh University worked closely with the serial killers Burke & Hare. The tour includes a visit to Edinburgh’s Underground Vaults, one of the most hidden and historic places in all of Edinburgh. The guide will describe the Underground’s dark history and some of the strangest things that happen down there as well as some famous historic characters connected to the vaults.

This tour will start/finish at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
Tour will depart on foot at 14.45
Tour duration is approx. 60 – 75 minutes
Tour finishes at approx.17.00
Minimum participants: 10
Maximum participants: 20
Price £16.00