Edinburgh: Dark Secrets of the Old Town Halloween Tour

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Enjoy a Halloween Tour and learn more about Edinburgh's dark past. Visit Canongate Kirkyard, learn about the Black Death, and visit sites of 19th-century serial killers on this chilling walking tour.

Highlights

  • Stroll down winding alleyways in Edinburgh and learn the city's dark past
  • Learn more about the long history of Halloween while exploring the city
  • Hear stories, myths and funny anecdotes from your local guide on the tour
  • Listen to the guide tell about Burke and Hare, the Westport Murderers
  • Discover the dark history of Edinburgh through the ages of witch hunts

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Discover Scotland’s mythical sites and Scottish faeries as you walk around the city of Edinburgh. Pass by graveyards, aged houses, and the sites where witches and warlocks were burnt on this sinister yet insightful walking tour. Learn about the black market for corpses in the 19th century and the serial killers William Burke and William Hare. Hear how they sold corpses for dissection at anatomy lectures. Visit the Old Calton Cemetery and Canongate Kirkyard. Enjoy pleasant views across Edinburgh whilst your guide talks about a particularly dark chapter in the city’s history, the burning of witches and warlocks. Be astounded by the number of people burned for witchcraft and what spells and beliefs caused this. Unearth the past as your guide explains more about the doctors who cured those with the Black Death, a bubonic plague pandemic in the 1300s. Walk past houses where people lived in the 17th century and explore the mystery and mysticism that surrounds Edinburgh.

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