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Gallows, Graveyards & Dark Secrets Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Become part of a gruesome journey from
Edinburgh is a "Jekyll and Hyde" city renowned for its split personality. Its respectable mask conceals an intriguing, dangerous side and around every corner a dark secret awaits.
Traitors, thieves and murderers have come to a bloody end on the Royal Mile when their ghastly secrets were exposed. Who were they, what were their evil deeds and why do they still haunt the living?
On this tour, it is guaranteed that you will become part of a gruesome journey from Gallows to Graveyards.
Your costumed guide from Edinburgh's history will lead you from a scene of tortures and executions in centuries past to a graveyard with a chilling history, the final resting place of both famous...and infamous!
Join in on this journey and find out what dark secrets lie in store!
• Hear tales of the darker side of the city's past
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Short synapses of the tours for those with hearing difficulties will be provided (please specify at the time of booking if anyone in your tour group has any hearing difficulties). Guides have worked well alongside someone who signs for deaf customers.
The poorly sighted or blind would need to be accompanied during the tour. The skill of your guides as storytellers and the craft with which they use their voices to create atmosphere make for an enjoyable experience for those totally dependent on listening. Essential carers go free.
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72 HOURS MINIMUM ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED. Tour does not include hotel pick-up; departure is from a convenient location in the center of Edinburgh's Old Town (specific details will be on E-Ticket). Rates are per person in US dollars. Child rate applies to ages 5-15. Children under the age of 5 are not permitted on this tour. Please reserve online or call us toll-free at 888-235-0037.
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