All-Star Guides Dark History

Experience expert storytelling to discover the dark, hidden history of Edinburgh on a guided walking tour. Stroll through Old Town and the Canongate to learn about this city's most notorious citizens.

Ah, Edinburgh! They don't call it "The Jekyll & Hyde City" for nothing. During the day, a respectable figure, with its astonishing architecture and wondrous history. But when the sun sets, it tells an entirely different story...

Hear all about the darker history of Edinburgh: murderers, thieves, cannibals, hangings and decapitations, witches, the Plague and streams of human waste. Learn about the most notorious citizens of Edinburgh and how ghost stories are born.

This is not a ghost tour: we don't need costumes or people jumping from behind the corners, Edinburgh's Dark History itself is enough to make your skin crawl. And oh, how we love to share it with our visitors...

From £14 per adult

Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

January — December

Contact details

All-Star Guides

43 Fernieside Drive
EH17 7HY

Tour information


  • Edinburgh - City Centre




  • English


  • Crime
  • History
  • Walking

Tour prices

From £14 Per Adult £7 Per Child £12 Concession

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Prices are subject to change depending on season

Tour Stops

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Tour company information

All-Star Guides

Edinburgh is a beautiful city, and we want to share its extraordinary secrets with you. We collaborate with the best-rated guides in town to bring you a personable, thorough experience.

Opening times

Daily, 10am to 8pm

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