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A spectacularly spine chilling and informative walking tour.

This was an eye opener! Our tour guide was fantastic, extremely knowledgeable and very entertaining. He had a red beard and pony tail. I should have remembered his name but it’s not my strongest character trait. We walked through cemeteries and learned about some of the very unsavory practices that went on years ago. We Also learned the origins of many sayings... such as ‘A stiff drink’ and the ‘The Graveyard Shift’. We then walked uphill to a magnificent view of the city and learned about the persecution of many ‘accused’ witches. I would not have faired well having both red hair and a large birthmark on my back. A very scary thought indeed. We then saw some unfinished architecture (which I preferred that way). Our tour guide was FANTASTIC! It was a throwback of yesteryear in the Old Town of Edinburgh. I highly recommend this tour..,, just wear your walking shoes!

Edinburgh: The Dark Side Walking Tour Reviewed by Mary, 29/09/2019

What a great way to spend our last night in Edinburgh!

We were lucky enough to have a clear night and perfect...if cold...weather for this wonderfully entertaining night time walk on the dark side of Edinburgh. Especially enjoyed the view over the city from the top of Calton Hill. Our guide, Keith, was funny and knowledgeable

Edinburgh: The Dark Side Walking Tour Reviewed by Gina, 07/12/2018

Very entertaining walk through Edinburgh’s past

We had great fun with our guide Greg. His historical knowledge and entertaining story telling was top notch. We visited places in Edinburgh we would probably never have known about and in doing so learnt more about this great cities history.

Edinburgh: The Dark Side Walking Tour Reviewed by Andrew, 26/05/2019

Entertaining and informative plus a good stretch of the legs.

The walk was highly entertaining and included some gruesome bits of history and encompassed both the old city and the new. Our guide was well informed and related the tales with enthusiasm.

Edinburgh: The Dark Side Walking Tour Reviewed by Sharon, 17/06/2019

Wonderful educational experience of the darker side of Edinburgh

Lachlan, our guide, was friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable keeping the crowd entertained on a chilly night. A great tour, some great views and I would highly recommend!

Edinburgh: The Dark Side Walking Tour Reviewed by Laura, 21/12/2018