Edinburgh’s Loathsome Lawbreakers: A True Crime Walking Tour

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Discover Edinburgh’s loathsome Lawbreakers in our spooky tour.


  • Explore Edinburgh's Dark Past
  • Interactive True Crime Quiz
  • Decide Edinburgh's Worst Criminal


Turn off your true crime podcast and join your criminally expert tour guide as you wander the streets of Edinburgh’s Old Town and help to decide who really is Edinburgh's worst criminal? Join us on this tour as we unlock the true tales of some of the most well-known names in Edinburgh’s history as well as some of the more hidden criminals hiding behind the walls of this gothic city. We will spend 2 hours wandering the streets of the oldest part of the city, visiting some of the burial sites of the stars of our stories in Greyfriars Graveyard, seeing the location of some of their last moments at the sights of Edinburgh's public executions and finally, the locations and buildings that these true crimes took place in. As you walk around the tour you will be putting some of Edinburgh's absolute worst criminals up against each other as you, the tour's jury, help your guide to unpick and solve these terrible crimes through an interactive quiz testing your true crime knowledge. Finally the tour at the site of what was once, The Tolbooth Prison, one of Edinburgh’s most prolific prisons, and deciding as a group which criminal will be crowned once and for all as the absolute worst Edinburgh has to offer!


A knowledgeable local guide who will take you on the tour An excellent interactive quiz

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