Uncover Secrets with Edinburgh's Dark Past: 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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After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
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With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
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  • We will send the tour within 48 hours or refund your money
  • Start with the In-App Audio Tour
  • Feel the castle's chilling past
  • Hear haunting tales at Lady Stair’s Close
  • Walk where witches met their fate
  • Sense whispers in Canongate Tolbooth
Dive into the shadows of Scotland's capital on this unsettling journey through its historic heart. Perfect for anyone intrigued by tales that send shivers down the spine. This audio tour guides through cobbled streets and gloomy graveyards to reveal Edinburgh's chilling history. The adventure begins at the imposing Edinburgh Castle and ends as the sun dips low at the Museum of Edinburgh, where even the building itself seems to whisper ancient tales. Along the route, explore narrow alleys like Lady Stair’s Close, where echoes of the past are said to linger, visit the Witchery and imagine the haunting fates of accused witches, and stand at the Mercat Cross, envisioning the grim spectacles that unfolded there. From the stone spires of St. Giles' Cathedral to the ancient John Knox House, every site is steeped in dark stories. The journey takes a turn towards the Canongate area, where the past feels especially close. Pass the Canongate Tolbooth and be mindful of the whispers of erstwhile prisoners, then glance at the Heart of Midlothian, where many a tale of woe began. The tour concludes amidst the whispering headstones of Canongate Kirkyard. Experience the thrill of discovering secret histories and possibly feel the chill of unseen presences. This audio tour not only unlocks the storied past but may also leave travelers with lingering thoughts of the city's hidden narratives long after the day is done.

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
Heart of Midlothian
197 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RE, UK
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