Edinburgh: Sherlock Holmes Private Walking Tour

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Discover the connections between Edinburgh, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Sherlock Holmes. Learn about the famous fictional detective, his creator, and the city of Edinburg on this walking tour.


  • Discover the city of Edinburgh through Arthur Conan Doyle's childhood
  • Follow in the footsteps of medical and surgical students in the 19th century
  • Listen to the stories of Edinburgh, UNESCO City of Literature


Are you a fan of Sherlock Holmes, a detective or just curious to discover the dark stories of Edinbugh? Join this private tour costumed storyteller/guide to learn more about the origin of the legendary detective whose existence is closer to reality than it seems. Follow in the footsteps of the author Arthur Conan Doyle on this unique and atypical walking tour of Edinburg. (Re)discover the city through the authors eyes in the 19th century. Start at Greyfriars Cemetery in the Old Town. See the University of Medicine and hear some fascinating stories about the Surgeon's Hall and the Arthur Conan Doyle's youth. Walk through New Town to the author's birthplace. Along the way, find out about the fascinating connections between Edinburgh and the world of Sherlock Holmes. Elementary indeed.


Private guided tour with our local guide/storyteller

Important Information

  • This tour will take place rain or shine

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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