Who is the Real Sherlock Holmes? Take a step back in time to Victorian Edinburgh and discover the hidden history and forgotten places where the Sherlock Holmes legend really began - places unseen by most visitors and fans!
Sherlock Holmes is the world's most popular detective and one of the best-loved literary creations of all time.
Residing in his modest but chaotic rooms at 221B Baker Street with his loyal companion and chronicler, Dr Watson, Holmes used his extraordinary powers of observation and deduction in cases and adventures set amidst the fog and cobbled streets of Victorian London. But what is less well-known to his legions of devoted readers and fans is that Sherlock Holmes, properly speaking, was born in EDINBURGH.
Join us for The Real Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour around the beautiful city of Edinburgh and let our very own Holmes help you to...
VISIT the Sherlock Holmes statue and the site of author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's birth.
LEARN about how as a young medical student in Edinburgh, Conan Doyle was to meet the man who would inspire the idea of a completely new kind of fictional detective.
WALK the streets of historic Edinburgh and discover the hidden history and forgotten places where the Sherlock Holmes legend really began - places unseen by most visitors and fans.
'The Facts please, Watson!'
The Real Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour starts on the High Street (The Royal Mile) in Edinburgh's historic Old Town. The Tour lasts for approximately 2 hours and always follows the same route which is 2 miles long and (as Holmes is not overly fond of strenuous exercise) is almost all a gentle stroll on the flat or downhill (phew!). During the Tour, as well as uncovering various sites connected to the Sherlock Holmes legend, we will pass by many other famous landmarks and attractions, and - for those new to Edinburgh - Holmes is happy to try and answer your questions (though do bear in mind that his knowledge is patchy - this is, after all, a man unfamiliar with the concept that the Earth orbits the Sun).
As we conclude our most interesting investigation, you will no doubt be in need of some light refreshment - where better to end the Tour than opposite The Conan Doyle pub where you can indulge in a snack, meal or even a wee dram!
Join the fun on The Real Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour...the game - quite literally - is afoot!
Show your vaild ticket for that day and receive 10% off food and drink bought together at The Conan Doyle Pub! (Subject to availability. Offer does not apply during August)