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Edinburgh's Myths & Legends Private Tour


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Beyond Edinburgh’s awe-inspiring gothic architecture and medieval charm lies a long history riddled with stories of hope as well as dark and depressing periods. Get to know the famous and notorious people who have left their marks in Edinburgh and discover how locals used to live centuries ago. Explore hidden sites and secret paths, and witness how dramatically the city has evolved, all with a local.
Experience Edinburgh through the storytelling of your local host and get ready to listen to fascinating tales while exploring the city. Get the perfect introduction at Canongate Kirk where you’ll get to know the two famous Roberts in Edinburgh’s history. These poets inspired each other, created lasting literary works that still move people today.
This private tour in Edinburgh will open your eyes to the fascinating Scottish history based on war tales, hidden symbols, tragedy, and local legends. Learn how the Scots fought for their religious beliefs and endured a twelve-year-long war.

What You'll Get

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Stop At: Canongate Kirk, 153 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BN Scotland

Meet your local guide at the Robert Fergusson Statue in front of Canongate Kirk.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Burns Monument, 1759 Regent Rd, Edinburgh EH8 8DR Scotland

Meet the real-life character who inspired a classic novel. Find out Deacon Brodie stories in a courtyard close by.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Museum of Childhood, 42 High Street Royal Mille, Edinburgh EH1 1TB Scotland

Fans of Outlander, do not miss this famous court neaby.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: The Tron Kirk, High St, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1PD, UK

Hear the stories revolving around this church, and witness its rebirth after a fire

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Edinburgh Vaults, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1QR, UK

Discover the grim conditions which people used to live in

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Greyfriars Bobby, Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QE Scotland

Visit the graveyard where a dog’s loyalty moved the people of Edinburgh

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Learn how crooks were making money from body-snatching in the 19th century and get final recommandations from your guide.

Duration: 10 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

  • Food & beverages
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

2 hours

Return Details
Greyfriars Kirkyard, 26A Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, UK

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The Fine Print

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.