Join your costumed guide on a journey into Edinburgh’s grisly past. As you walk through the wynds and closes of Edinburgh's Old Town hear tales of the unsavory characters who once stalked the streets.
What happened during the burning times? What was it like in the Tolbooth prison? Why was Edinburgh in the 1700s filthy, dirty and writhing with disease?
Your guide will then lead you into our exclusive underground network of vaults, still in their original condition with stalactites and stalagmites. Each stone, if it could speak, would echo with some of Edinburgh’s bloodiest and cruel history. In addition to our history laden vaults, you will visit our museum of torture with some instruments from Nuremberg and Bamburg castles in Germany from the late 1500’s and early 1600’s.
Your tour is an adventurous journey into Edinburgh’s dark history. Not for the faint hearted, you will hear what happened to those accused of witchcraft, those thrown into prison for not paying their taxes, and those that perhaps still stalk the streets today...
What happened during the burning times? Where are the victims of the great plague buried? Closer than you think! Join your experienced costumed guide as you walk through the Old Town.
Following this is included free and guided access to the suppliers grimly fascinating Torture Museum! Understand what punishment could be gained for common crimes or even no crime at all... Ask your guide what their favorite item is! There are instruments from all over Europe from the late 1500’s and early 1600’s.
Finally enter our underground network of vaults, famously filling the subterranean arches of Edinburgh's South Bridge, still in their original condition and lit by candlelight. Stalactites and stalagmites line the caverns and each stone, if it could speak, would echo with some of old Edinburgh’s bloodiest and cruel history.