Edinburgh: a Tour through History of Crime

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 5 km
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Duration 1h
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Hosted by Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Learn about the achievements of the best criminologists of Edinburgh
  • Discover Sherlock Holmes's real prototype
  • Admire the scenery which opens near New Calton Graveyard
  • Find out why the Heart of Midlothian is always getting spat at by locals
  • Listen about the most famous crimes in Edinburgh
Take a walk around Edinburgh, the home to the forensic science of Scotland! Begin your exploration by considering a plaque at the birthplace of Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of the ingenious Sherlock Holmes. Go on to explore Governor's House as you learn about the real case that served as inspiration for Stevenson to create the infamous Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hide from his novel. Immerse yourself in the mysterious atmosphere of Old Surgeon's Hall, which story will unveil the dark times of Edinburgh. Admire the view that opens from Grassmarket, a peaceful street where you would never believe gallows have ever stood. Feel like a detective as you see over the High Court, listening about the cases solved in this imposing building and unraveling their mysteries. And for sure, let your eyes fix on the Heart of Midlothian, a beautiful yet gloomy reminder of the criminals executed right in the heart of Edinburgh. By the end of the tour, you will know everything about crime in Edinburgh, so dive into this city's chilling secrets...

What's included

  • Hints on where to gain additional knowledge about Edinburgh's jails
  • Advice on a classical tavern to sit back and relax
  • Ideas of leisure reading for bookworms
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed navigation for each stop with live GPS maps, right on your smartphone
  • Earphones – please be sure to bring a pair of your own
  • Tickets to any events – purchased at will
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Arthur Conan Doyle's Plaque
Picardy Place, 2
2 Saint Mary's Street
Saint Mary's Street, 2
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at support@wegotrip.com.
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