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  3. Edinburgh
  4. Grassmarket

Edinburgh: Spooky Myths Walking Tour

Product ID: 257832
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Join your friendly local guide to dig into the mysterious parts of Edinburgh's long history. Hear stories about witches, vampires, and UFOs, and more. Stand where Edinburgh's most famous ghost is said to roam.
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Duration 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore some of Edinburgh's most famous spooky sites
  • Learn about history in a fun way through myths
  • Get off the beaten path and see a different side of Edinburgh
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Find out if Edinburgh really is the most haunted city in the world. Let your guide tell you the local myths about a vampire that once stalked the streets, Scotland's most exciting UFO incident, and more. Learn if the stories of Burk and Hare are really true and where Harry Potter was actually written.

Begin your tour of Edinburgh's spooky side with a visit to the site of two infamous murders and the famous Grassmarket where the gallows were. Then head to the second oldest graveyard in Edinburgh where over 400,000 bodies lie below your feet, some only 8 inches below. Visit one of the most haunted parts of the city and see if you can snap some photos of the ghost that supposedly haunts it.

Hear the story of the day the Devil arrived in Edinburgh and the historical outcome of his visit. Then check out one of the oldest medical schools in the world. Take as many photos as you wish as you hear the stories of what would go on here late at night. Finally, pass a real witch's house and dare yourself to face her curse.
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French Connection Food Van. Small green box next to the food van. Please note starting from the last weekend in July until the first weekend in September the tour meeting point will be the Museum of Scotland at the George 4th Bridge end of Chambers Street.

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Product ID: 257832