Edinburgh: Dark History Royal Mile Walking Tour

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Experience expert storytelling to discover the dark, hidden history of Edinburgh on a guided walking tour. Stroll through Old Town and the Canongate to learn about this city's most notorious citizens.

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  • Visit some hidden jewels of Edinburgh Old Town
  • Hear some lesser known facts about some of the city's most historical landmarks
  • Visit the Canongate Graveyard and learn how ghost stories are born

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Ah, Edinburgh! They don't call it 'The Jekyll & Hyde City' for nothing. During the day, a respectable figure, with its astonishing architecture and wondrous history. But when the sun sets, it tells an entirely different story... Hear all about the darker history of Edinburgh: murderers, thieves, cannibals, hangings and decapitations, witches, the Plague and streams of human waste. Learn about the most notorious citizens of Edinburgh and how ghost stories are born. This is not a ghost tour: we don't need costumes or people jumping from behind the corners, Edinburgh's Dark History itself is enough to make your skin crawl. And oh, how we love to share it with our visitors...

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