The Dark Side Walking Tour

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The Dark Side Walking Tour

Uncover Edinburgh's dark past during this two-hour walking tour

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  • 92% recommended from 173 reviews
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  • Free cancellation
  • Typically lasts around 2 hours

This two-hour walking tour reveals chilling tales about Edinburgh’s dark past. Feel the hair on the back of your neck stand on end as your guide enthrals you with stories of crime and witchcraft, in eerie graveyards and narrow alleyways.

Meeting point

130 High Street, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH11QS

The nearest bus stop is South Bridge stop, served by Lines 3, 29, 30, 31, 33, 37, 51, 52, N3, N30, N31, N37, X29, X31, X33, X37, X55, X62 and X70.

Please meet your guide in front of Frankie & Benny's. Please look for the red umbrella that says SANDEMANs.


Why visit

  • Learn about the notorious Burke and Hare
  • Hear the intriguing story of Mary, Queen of Scots and her lover
  • Visit the Old Calton Burial Ground or the Canongate Kirkyard cemetery
  • Explore several crime sites and spots of unsolved mysteries

What's included

  • Two-hour walking tour
  • Tour guide

What you need to know

Comfortable footwear is recommended.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the activity starts.

This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

This tour is available in these languages: Spanish, English.

Operated by SANDEMANs NEW Europe

Free cancellation

You can cancel for free up to 48 hours before the scheduled start time of this activity


  • 92% recommended from 173 reviews
  • Instant confirmation
  • Free cancellation
  • Typically lasts around 2 hours

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