Edinburgh's Myths & Legends by Night Private Tour

Beyond Edinburgh’s awe-inspiring gothic architecture and medieval charm lies a long history riddled with stories of hope as well as dark and depressing periods. Get to know the famous and notorious people who have left their marks in Edinburgh and discover how locals used to live centuries ago. Explore hidden sites and secret paths, and witness how dramatically the city has evolved, all with your favorite local.
Experience the mysterious atmosphere at night and discover the city through your local host's storytelling. Get ready to listen to stories that will give you goosebumps and will leave you hooked and wanting for more!
This private tour in Edinburgh will open your eyes to the fascinating Scottish history based on grim tales, conspiracy theories, tragedy, and local gossip. Learn how the Scots fought for their religious beliefs and endured a twelve-year-long war. From execution grounds to graveyards, you will hear many harrowing tales that played out within the old city walls.

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  • What's included :
    • Local Guide
    • Private Tour
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel pick-up and drop off
    • Food & beverages
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Canongate Kirk, 153 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BN Scotland

    Meet your local guide at Robert Fergusson Statue in front of Canongate Kirk, Robert Burns

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The Burns Monument, 1759 Regent Rd, Edinburgh EH8 8DR Scotland

    Meet the real-life character who inspired a classic novel. Find out Deacon Brodie stories in a courtyard close by.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Museum of Childhood, 42 High Street Royal Mille, Edinburgh EH1 1TB Scotland

    Fans of Outlander, do not miss this famous court neaby.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: St Cecilia's Hall & Music Museum, 50 Niddry Street Old Town, Edinburgh EH1 1LG Scotland

    Get to know the story of a famous goth/alt bar nearby, which was originally part of the old underground vaults -- the haunts of criminals, murderers, witches and prostitutes.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Greyfriars Bobby, Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QE Scotland

    The Greyfriars Bobby 1855-1872 - a Skye terrier world known for his loyalty. Bobby was three years old when his master, a night garde John Grey died. Then Bobby guarded his master’s grave for fourteen years

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Greyfriars Kirkyard, Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QQ Scotland

    Find out more about the dark things that happened in the cemetery and get some final recommandations from your local guide

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Robert Fergusson Statue, 145 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BN, UK
    Return Detail :
    Greyfriars Kirkyard, 26A Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, UK
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Activity ID: V-24380P851

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