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The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour

The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour

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Edinburgh is known for its dark past, and this evening walking tour is the original one to showcase the city's historically sinister and spooky side. Discover the hidden ‘wynds’ (alleys) and closes of the Old Town as you learn their mysteries and horrors; visit the ghost-ridden Greyfriars Kirkyard; and explore the city’s underground vaults to uncover their spirits and secrets. Your tour is led by a creepily costumed guide.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Old Town Historical and Underground Tour

Old Town Historical and Underground Tour

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Get an in-depth perspective on Edinburgh on this guided tour that goes deeper than most. Usually led by a guide with a PhD in Scottish history, this tour offers a journey through Edinburgh’s medieval Old Town from the main thoroughfares to the hidden closes (alleyways) and courtyards. Your guide shares tales of dramatic events in the neighborhood's history, as well as those of the writers, philosophers, and inventors who called the area home.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Edinburgh Darkside Walking Tour: Mysteries, Murder and Legends

Edinburgh Darkside Walking Tour: Mysteries, Murder and Legends

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Journey through Edinburgh’s grisliest tales on a haunted walking tour. Experience the ghastly histories of monsters, madness, and murder that cast a dark shadow on the capital city. Discover the stories and sites of witch trials, pagan rituals, and executions, and hear about local monsters that live in urban myth. Then visit the chilling Old Calton Burial Ground or Canongate Kirkyard cemetery to learn about body-snatching and some of the infamous interred.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh

Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh

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Step off the tourist trail and explore the Scottish capital’s hidden secrets on this underground walking tour in Edinburgh. Follow a guide from the South Bridge in Edinburgh Old Town down below street level, where a series of ancient vaults lie. As you explore the dark passageways, learn why the vaults were built, hear of the poor souls who sought refuge in the depths and discover a hidden witchcraft temple. Gain insight into city life during the 18th century, and learn of the deadly diseases which threatened Edinburgh’s inhabitants.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Old Town - History and Tales

Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Old Town - History and Tales

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This walking tour of Edinburgh is a great choice for first-time visitors who want to get their bearings of the city and learn more about its history. By exploring the city with a guide, you’ll be able to stop looking at a map and focus on enjoying the sites around you. Your guide will teach you about secret places locals love, as well as the Old Town’s most famous sites. Highlights include St. Giles’ Cathedral, the Mercat Cross, Edinburgh Castle, and much more. 
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Fright Night Tour

Fright Night Tour

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Edinburgh’s stately streets hide a darker, more mysterious side of the city, rooted in its 18th-century slums, ‘wynds,’ (alleyways), and vaults. This 75-minute tour takes you back in time to this shadowy world, exploring dark cobbled lanes, a haunted cemetery, and underground vaults. As you explore, your costumed guide shares captivating tales of the city’s history, along with stories of ghosts, murders, crimes, and more.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Original Harry Potter Locations Tour - Edinburgh

Original Harry Potter Locations Tour - Edinburgh

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Experience the magic of the world’s most famous wizard on a 2-hour Harry Potter walking tour of Edinburgh, perfect for families with kids. Alongside your Potter-mad guide, you’ll explore the winding streets and mysterious alleys that inspired J. K. Rowling to create the iconic wizarding world, and see filming locations featured in the movies. Plus, tick off top Edinburgh attractions such as the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, and Princes Street.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh
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Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh

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Explore famous landmarks and hidden secrets in Edinburgh on this walking tour. Explore Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile with a guide, and gain insight into famous writers and inventors who have called the city home. Hear tales of Scotland's national bard—Robert Burns—and discover top landmarks such as St. Giles’ Cathedral and the National Galleries of Scotland. Capture Edinburgh through the eye of your camera as you go, and find out what makes this ancient city tick.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Small Group Royal Mile Walking Tour with Optional Entry to Edinburgh Castle

Small Group Royal Mile Walking Tour with Optional Entry to Edinburgh Castle

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See the best of medieval yet modern Edinburgh on this walking tour with optional skip-the-line access to Edinburgh Castle. As you walk, listen as your guide shares the history of this formidable city with ancient Roman roots and UNESCO-listed pockets. Explore atmospheric cobbled walkways along the Royal Mile, breeze into Edinburgh Castle to witness royal opulence (if option selected), and pass iconic locations like St. Giles Cathedral, Parliament Square, and John Knox House.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Haunted Vaults walking tour in Edinburgh

Haunted Vaults walking tour in Edinburgh

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Edinburgh's underground network of vaults, which dates from the 1700s, is one of the most fascinating parts of the city to explore. To truly understand these former slum dwellings, and their dark histories, you need to explore them in the company of a guide who can provide all of the necessary context, background information and spooky stories.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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The Scotch Whisky Experience Guided Whisky Tour - An Introduction to Whisky

The Scotch Whisky Experience Guided Whisky Tour - An Introduction to Whisky

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Designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the world of whisky, this guided tour of the Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh is the ideal choice for travelers wanting to learn more about Scotland’s national drink. Take a whisky barrel ride through a replica distillery, view the world’s largest collection of Scotch whisky, enjoy a guided tasting session, and take home a souvenir of a crystal whisky glass. This tour is also a fun and suitable expereince for travelers aged under 18.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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JK Rowling' s Harry Potter Walking Tour in Edinburgh

JK Rowling' s Harry Potter Walking Tour in Edinburgh

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This 'Harry Potter' walking tour gets fans closer to spots in Edinburgh that inspired J.K Rowling’s famous books. Walk past key sites that inspired places such as Diagon Alley, and even see the cafes and hotels where the writer wrote her book series. Your guide knows the quickest ways to get around the city on foot to fit more into your time, as well as fun facts about Harry Potter.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The Mountebank Comedy Walk of Edinburgh

The Mountebank Comedy Walk of Edinburgh

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Comedy club meets history class on this walking tour with a professional comedian. Explore Old Town Edinburgh’s highlights and ask anything you want to know about Scotland. Your guide is a local, professional, stand-up comedian guaranteed to make you laugh yourself silly!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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An Edinburgh bus tour is the perfect way to hear commentary on city sights and get a panoramic overview. This City Sightseeing tour of Edinburgh lets you hop on and off at several strategically placed stops as many times as you like. Board the open-top double-decker bus and travel the entire route, or stop at Edinburgh Castle, the National Museum and many more. Buses depart regularly and tickets are valid for 24 hours from first use.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Extreme Paranormal Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh

Extreme Paranormal Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh

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Not for the faint of heart, this 1.5-hour ghost tour of Edinburgh promises to deliver spine-chilling paranormal frights. Edinburgh’s brutal and bloody past has resulted in a heavily haunted present and this tour takes you to some of the city’s most haunted locations. Under the cloak of darkness, you’ll visit a graveyard and descend to the underground vaults that snake beneath the city. Hear vivid tales of torture, murder and body snatching, and enjoy a heightened atmosphere on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Whisky and Folklore in Edinburgh Including Four Single Malt Scotch Whiskies

Whisky and Folklore in Edinburgh Including Four Single Malt Scotch Whiskies

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The Waverley Pub is one of Edinburgh’s most popular drinking establishments and stocks a huge variety of Scotch whisky. On this tasting tour, sample four single malt whiskies from four different whisky-producing regions of Scotland, uncover the secrets of Scotch whisky-making, and experience the Scottish tradition of storytelling.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Haunted Vaults and Graveyard Walking Tour in Edinburgh

Haunted Vaults and Graveyard Walking Tour in Edinburgh

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Hear hidden secrets from beyond the grave on this haunted vaults and graveyard walking tour in Edinburgh. As night falls across Scotland’s ancient capital, follow a guide through the streets and learn the mysteries of the city’s dark past. Visit venues believed to be haunted including Greyfriar's Kirkyard and the Nidry Street Vaults, and hear of the troubled souls of beggars, prostitutes and witches said to walk the city streets by night. Along the way, make sure to keep your wits about you for sightings of the un-dead.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Edinburgh Castle Guided Walking Tour - Tickets Incluided

Edinburgh Castle Guided Walking Tour - Tickets Incluided

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Entrance to the castle is included. Scotland’s second-most-popular tourist attraction as you learn about the bloody history including stories of the kings and queens who lived in this castle. There is evidence of a fort here for almost 3000 years, and it has been a royal castle since at least King David I’s reign in the 12th century. The Scottish monarchs continued to use it until 1633, and even saw the birth of King James VI within its walls. Your tour will begin on the esplanade of the castle as you hear your guide talking about the origins of the castle and its sieges. Once inside Edinburgh Castle, the guide will take you through the different parts of the fortress and tell you its fascinating history, including Scotland’s kings and queens. Inside the complex you will find three museums, two prisons, a canine cemetery, the Chapel of Saint Margaret which is the oldest building in the city, the National Monument to the fallen of Scotland, the Great Hall and a Royal Palace.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Silent Disco Adventure Tour
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Silent Disco Adventure Tour

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Explore the streets of Edinburgh on this fun walking tour. As you listen to popular theme songs and hits through your headset, sing along and dance past landmarks like St. Giles' Cathedral, the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh Waverley Station, and more. This is an alternative to the traditional tour groups.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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The Potter Trail Private Tour

The Potter Trail Private Tour

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Famed as the birthplace of the boy wizard, Edinburgh is home to many Harry Potter-themed tours. While big group tours can leave visitors feeling rushed with questions unanswered, this private tour guarantees a personalized, and customizable, experience that goes at your own pace and gives you plenty of opportunities to ask the entertaining guides all of your burning Potter questions.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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HILL & NATURE Walk ~ DISCOVER REAL EDINBURGH WITH A LOCAL EXPERT! Half Day Tour

HILL & NATURE Walk ~ DISCOVER REAL EDINBURGH WITH A LOCAL EXPERT! Half Day Tour

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Get out of Edinburgh's crowded city center and discover the wonderful nature that surrounds the Scottish capital. This guided tour takes you walking in the Pentland Hills, which are on Edinburgh's doorstop, yet largely overlooked by tourists. As you walk, your guide will fill you in on Edinburgh's natural and cultural heritage, as well as the geology of the hills.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Edinburgh - Dark History

Edinburgh - Dark History

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Ah, Edinburgh! They don't call it "The Jekyll & Hyde City" for nothing. During the day, a respectable figure, with its astonishing architecture and wondrous history. But when the sun sets, it tells an entirely different story... Hear all about the darker history of Edinburgh: murderers, thieves, cannibals, hangings and decapitations, witches, the Plague and streams of human waste. Learn about the most notorious citizens of Edinburgh and how ghost stories are born. This is not a ghost tour: we don't need costumes or people jumping from behind the corners, Edinburgh's Dark History itself is enough to make your skin crawl. And oh, how we love to share it with our visitors...
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Ghost and Gore Walking Tour of Edinburgh
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Ghost and Gore Walking Tour of Edinburgh

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Delve into Edinburgh’s ghoulish side with an 80 minute early evening walking tour of the city’s eeriest sites!  As you venture down the historic  Royal Mile you will hear tales of torture, witchcraft, plague and mayhem from your local ghoslty guide – Mr Alexander Clapperton (deceased) – a former Edinburgh cemetery director.  Learn about and meet infamous apparitions such as the Mad Monk of Cowgate, the witch Agnes Fynnie, and the wild and bloody Higlander Rhuari McLeod.  Prepare yourself for a night of good fun in the shadows!
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, Glencoe & Hairy Coos Tour from Edinburgh
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Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, Glencoe & Hairy Coos Tour from Edinburgh

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Explore the stunning Scottish Highlands on a full-day excursion that includes Glencoe and Loch Ness. Set own from Edinburgh aboard a comfortable coach bus to experience some of the area's top sights and attractions. Visit to Callander "Gateway to the Highlands", learn the fascinating history of Glencoe—a village made modernly famous as a setting for 'James Bond' and 'Harry Potter' films—and opt to take a boat cruise upon iconic Loch Ness, keeping an eye out for the famous 'Nessie' as you go.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour
"The tour guide was absolutely fab. His expressions were the reason that this tour became even more interesting. I don't really remember the name of the guide but it probably started with Snow..."..."
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Old Town Historical and Underground Tour
"Andy was a great guide that brought the history of Edinburgh to life. Very entertaining tour. Would definitely recommend."..."
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Edinburgh Darkside Walking Tour: Mysteries, Murder and Legends
"Great adventure with a great story teller! I believe our guides name was Eva, she was phenomenal!! Thanks from Canada!"..."
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Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh
"Our tour guide was brilliant. I can’t remember her name but our tour was at 1.30pm on 6th august. She kept us all engaged and was very knowledgable"..."
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Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Old Town - History and Tales
"It was a great tour. Our guide John was funny. The tour does include a lot of talk about history of the city. So, make sure you like listening to history and you will love this one!"..."
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Fright Night Tour
"John the Scientist was dope. Lots of cool things to learn and have a laugh on the tour. Keep your eyes out for ghosts 👻 👀"..."
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Original Harry Potter Locations Tour - Edinburgh
"Sofia was amazing! She was energetic, and truly passionate about all things Harry Potter! She did a great job answering all of our questions and projecting her voice!"..."
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Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour in Edinburgh
"Allison had a wealth of knowledge about all of the locations and personalities important to Scottish history."..."
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Small Group Royal Mile Walking Tour with Optional Entry to Edinburgh Castle
"Wet day but guide kept out interest and we enjoyed the tour. Definitely add on the Edinburgh Castle entry as you can skip the line and get tickets that sell out regularly."..."
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Haunted Vaults walking tour in Edinburgh
"We had such a great time with our guide Stuart who has great knowledge, made us laugh and jump. He was very professional and caring. We definitely recommend this walking tour."..."
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The Scotch Whisky Experience Guided Whisky Tour - An Introduction to Whisky
"The wine tasting & toast in the wine display room & the education part of it.the way it was presented was fabulous & a total class! 😊👌"..."
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JK Rowling' s Harry Potter Walking Tour in Edinburgh
"Went with my daughter Great tour, brilliant and Enthusiastic tour by Jen, lots of historical places and lots of info about JK Rowlings life and inspiration in writing the Harry Potter books .Really interesting thanks Jen ."..."
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The Mountebank Comedy Walk of Edinburgh
"Funny man with historical knowledge.|It's good to know something new. He walk us to many historical places to expand them."..."
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City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
"We used the bus both for transportation when we were tired, and for seeing and learning about some places. Buses came quickly."..."
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Extreme Paranormal Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh
"George “The Plague Dr” did a fantastic job. Morbid but captivating tales of the spooky history of the town. Highly recommend."..."
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Whisky and Folklore in Edinburgh Including Four Single Malt Scotch Whiskies
"Angus the guide was very informative and entertaining. Larger group of 22 guests. Upstairs at an historic pub. 4 whisky samples, mild to very smoky. Could have given larger sample amounts. Angus spoke quickly so a but hard to catch all his ideas and jokes. Worth the time."..."
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Haunted Vaults and Graveyard Walking Tour in Edinburgh
"Josh our tour guide was absolutely excellent in his story telling and made it such a memorable trip! Thank you so much!!"..."
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Edinburgh Castle Guided Walking Tour - Tickets Incluided
"Our driver made the whole experience even more enjoyable. Thank you for a wonderful trip through the highlands!"..."
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Silent Disco Adventure Tour
"Absolutely brilliant! Didn't know what to expect but it was the best hour by far!! Great atmosphere and the team we had were brilliant. Will definitely be doing this again soon."..."
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The Potter Trail Private Tour
"Great experience. Nice way to see the city and what is behind the J K Rowling creations. Our children enjoy very much the interaction."..."
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HILL & NATURE Walk ~ DISCOVER REAL EDINBURGH WITH A LOCAL EXPERT! Half Day Tour
"Rishi was an excellent guide. He was personable, very knowledgeable about the history of the Pentlands and eager to share his love of the outdoors with us."..."
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Edinburgh - Dark History
"The guide) and the stories. Please stop asking for more text writing I am not going to do the spoiler"..."
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Ghost and Gore Walking Tour of Edinburgh
"Mom with 10 years old girl. My girl loves the tour. She keep laughing every minute. She wants to join again if she has a chance."..."
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Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, Glencoe & Hairy Coos Tour from Edinburgh
"Seeing the Highlands and our tour guide Scott was so knowledgeable. We learned so much and had a great time."..."
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