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Edinburgh Horror Walk

Some say Edinburgh is a city with two faces. Explore Edinburgh's dark heart — but be warned, this tour is not for the faint-hearted

What's tour about

Welcome to Edinburgh, a beautiful modern city with a horrid and brutal past. The Edinburgh Horror walk will take you around the old town of Edinburgh to explore the twisting closes and streets that have played host to some of the most brutal parts of our past.

This walk takes you from the Royal Mile to the Grassmarket and down through Greyfriars Cemetery. There are steps involved so be careful as you make your way through the old town.

This is not a ghost tour as such, but more a dark history tour. However, that doesn't mean you aren't in for a fright.

Tour is acceptable for ages 15+

Buy self-guided tour in the mobile app

Tron Kirk, Royal Mile.

The tour starts here

1.5 hours

walking pace

2 km

Approximate tour distance

English

Language of the tour

Audioguide

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Price for the tour

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Great emotions only

If you do not like it, we will refund the money. More info

Itinerary

— Tron Kirk
— Mercat Cross
— Old Parliament
— St Giles Cathedral
— Heart of Midlothian
— Writer's Museum
— Victoria Street
— Grassmarket
— Greyfriars Cemetery
— Greyfriars Bobby

Start at Tron Kirk, Royal Mile.

The red marker is the starting point of the tour. You will stay within the circle marked on the map throughout the length of the tour.

Author of the tour

Ryan I am an Edinburgh based journalist, storyteller and tour guide with a passion for the weird and wonderful of our capital city.

Do you want to go on self-guided tour?

Don't be dependent on a guide or a group tour

Take a tour at your own convenience: just go to the starting location specified within the description of the tour. You can start and pause the tour at any time should you want to wander off the guided path and explore on your own

You control the tour

Each tour has built-in maps, so there's no chance for you to get lost. Anytime the weather doesn't cooperate, you can take a break in a nearby cafe. We offer 24/7 online support in your language

All content in your language

Interactive tours are filled with stories from local residents, audio guides, video clips, riddles and augmented reality – you will have a great time!

The most creative and experienced travel experts around the world make tours for you. It will show the city from the local point of view

Turn your journey into an adventure through secret courtyards and breathtaking views. You can explore the city on your own and take breaks any time.

Popular questions answered

How self-guided tours work?
The app will be your personal guide. With help of GPS the app will guide you along the route, show authentic places and tell stories about it. In some tours you will find simple quizes to get learn about the city like in game.
What is different from a guided tour or guidebook?
Unlike a guided tour, you do not depend on anyone. You can pause or go from the route and stop for an aperol at the bar. This is not just a list of places with descriptions, but a well-prepared route with interactive content that make you to interact with the city.
Do I need the internet?
No, the tour is downloaded to the app and works offline. It stays with you even after you finish it, so you can share your impressions with friends.
When can I start a tour?
The tour can be started at any time after purchase, it remains with you forever
Why is it cheaper than a regular tour?
You pay for the whole tour, not the person. Travel alone or with up to 5 people using up to two phones.

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Edinburgh Horror Walk
Some say Edinburgh is a city with two faces. Explore Edinburgh's dark heart — but be warned, this tour is not for the faint-hearted

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