Discover Edinburgh's Ghostly Shadows: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 10 km
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Duration 2h
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  • We will send the tour within 48 hours or refund your money
  • Walk with the In-App Audio Tour
  • Discover Victoria Street’s witch tales
  • Feel eerie history at Mercat Cross
  • See ghosts linger in Niddry Vaults
  • Imagine executions at Grassmarket
Delve into the mysterious and chilling history of Edinburgh in this Self-Guided Audio Tour, led by the fictional character Alexander Clapperton. Perfect for those with a fascination for the supernatural and the macabre, this journey through time will unveil the city's haunting past where legends and spectral tales abound. The tour begins at the historic stronghold of Edinburgh Castle, perched on Castle Rock, and concludes on the heights of Arthur's Seat, providing a panoramic vista for reflection on the folklore and mysteries explored. Along the way, traverse the winding streets and hidden vaults that have witnessed witch trials, public executions, and eerie occurrences. Stops include the colourful Victoria Street, the significant Mercat Cross, the ominously named pub 'The Last Drop', the foreboding Niddry and South Bridge Vaults, and Grassmarket, which holds a dark history of public punishments. The sturdy Canongate Tolbooth and the monuments of Calton Hill will also feature in the hair-raising narration. As the tour unfolds, face the city's darker side and the echoes of those who once walked these storied pathways. Emerge from the shadows of history with tales that will linger in memory far beyond the journey's end.

What's included

  • Downloadable self-guided audio tour via the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • Earphones are not included — please bring your own
  • Tickets to the attractions along the way are not included

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Edinburgh Castle
Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, UK
Canongate Tolbooth
167 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BN, UK
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