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Tales of Edinburgh Private Tour: Ghosts, Graveyards & Legends


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Ancient Gothic architecture, history everywhere, and sites that inspired J. K. Rowling to write Harry Potter; Edinburgh is a magical place! On this private tour, get ready to discover the best highlights the city has to offer.
Get ready to experience Edinburgh the local way. Enjoy the city to the max and hear more about the origin, history, and culture of Edinburgh. Walk down the Royal Mile and head over to the Old College, which is the fifth oldest university in the Anglosphere. See and touch Edinburgh’s history at The National Museum of Scotland and enjoy the panorama of the city.
Explore the peculiar Greyfriars’ Kirkyard and its landmarks full of stories, from Greyfriars Bobby to the harrowing accounts of body snatching. Stroll through the charming Victoria Street and see how it shaped the creation of Diagon Alley in Harry Potter. And step into The Writers’ Museum to discover the life and works of famous authors who have penned masterpieces in the English literary world.

What You'll Get

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Scotland

Quest For Knowledge: Visit the fifth oldest university in the English-speaking world

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: The Museum of Edinburgh, 142 Canongate Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH8 8DD Scotland

Dolly the Sheep: Hear about The National Museum of Scotland and the coolest thing to see inside

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Greyfriars Kirkyard, Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QQ Scotland

The Real Tomb Raiders: Stroll through Greyfriars’ Kirkyard and learn how body snatchers made a living here

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Edinburgh Farmers' Market, Castle Terrace, Edinburgh Scotland

More Than A Market: Explore the old Grass Market, which doubled up as a public execution site

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Diagon Alley, Victoria St, Edinburgh EH1 2JW, UK

Fact Or Fiction: Wander through Victoria Street and see pages of Harry Potter come to life

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Estatua David Hume, Calle Royal Mile, Edinburgh Scotland

The Age of Awakening: Get to know David Hume, the forefather of Scottish Enlightenment

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: St Giles' Cathedral, High Street Historic Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1RE Scotland

Visit the St Giles’ Cathedral and find the Heart of Midlothian along the way

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Writers' Museum, Lady Stairs House Lady Stair's Close Lawnmarket Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PA Scotland

Literary Icons: Celebrate the lives of renowned writers at The Writers’ Museum

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG Scotland

Castle Rock: Catch a view of the imposing Edinburgh Castle and hear a fascinating biblical tale

Duration: 20 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Local Guide
  • Private Tour
  • 1 alcoholic drinks: beer

  • Food & drinks
  • Pick-up and drop-off

3 hours

Return Details
Castle Rock, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, UK

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14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.