Ready to be scared out of your wits? Discover what lurks in the night of Edinburgh

See Edinburgh’s shady side. The gruesome and the glorious. The ghostly and the ghastly. This 2-hour tour is a wickedly entertaining walk on the wild and dark side of the Scottish capital. Explore the spots where murders, monsters and mayhem have become things of legend, and visit Old Calton Burial Ground or Canongate Kirkyard, two of Edinburgh’s most chilling cemeteries. Throughout the tour, hear real-life tales of witches, body-snatchers, vampires, cannibals and more from your entertaining guide.

Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Important Information
When is this tour available?

Explore Edinburgh at its most atmospheric on a night tour! This tour only departs after sunset!

Delve into the dark history of Scotland's capital

See Edinburgh landmarks illuminated by night


Departure Time at 6:30 PM. Returns to original departure point.

Your evening tour begins at a designated meeting point in Edinburgh Old Town. Greet your guide and receive an introduction to the city’s dark history.Wind your way down the cobbled streets surrounding Calton Hill and North Bridge, beneath which lies the Blair Street Vaults. Discover tales of torture and treason interspersed with stories of pagan festivals and dramatic historical events.Get acquainted with the deceased residents of Canongate cemetery, and discover the truth behind the gruesome exploits of Burke and Hare, the notorious Edinburgh grave robbers.Your tour concludes on the Royal Mile.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Children up to 13 years old are welcome to join this tour for free. We reserve the right to ask for a valid ID for children joining our tours
  • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 2 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
  • We unfortunately do not advise guests in wheelchairs to join the Dark Side Tour, due to the narrow stairways and steep hills. We apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment caused.
  • Most travelers can participate

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Duration 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Professional multilanguage guide
No Harry Potter film locations
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Audio-visual quiz!
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide (English, German)
No Harry Potter film locations
Adult Muggle
Child Muggle
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