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Gilmerton Cove

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Address: 16A Drum Street, Edinburgh EH17 8QH, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 7914 829177
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: Enter one of Scotland's most curious heritage sites. An archeological...
Enter one of Scotland's most curious heritage sites. An archeological mystery that has baffled investigators for over 300 years. Gilmerton Cove is a series of chambers and passageways lying hidden beneath the streets on the South side of Edinburgh. Join us on a guided tour and help us unravel the mysteries of this strange mysterious labyrinth. Please note this attraction is by appointment only, please call to book a slot.
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A must see !

Loved this tour, I don't normally like caves or closed in spaces but this was fine . I loved the fact that this was not a tourist changed Cove. What you see is exactly as it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Gosford, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Loved this tour, I don't normally like caves or closed in spaces but this was fine . I loved the fact that this was not a tourist changed Cove. What you see is exactly as it is originally. They do 2 Tours a day by appointment only. We caught the bus out to location. Easy ! Booked & paid on... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

This was a really interesting experience and the guide was extremely knowledgeable. A little out of the City but well worth a trip. Recommend you book in advance.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

For a number of years we lived just five minutes away from Gilmerton Cove. As is often the case we took for granted what was on our doorstep. However, we finally made a visit this month and are so glad we did. Situated in and below a nondescript old cottage next to a betting shop in the former Gilmerton village... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Always looking for something different. this caught our eye. Be careful you could easily miss the entrance.once in there are several boards containing stories and facts to digest before the tour. the tour isn't long but well worth doing if this is your bag. the guys who dug this place out must have taken years.

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Kempsey, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Who would have thought that a rainy Sunday in Australia led us to the hidden mystery's of Gilmerton Cove. On that day, turned the TV on and watched an episode of "Cities of the Underworld" about Edinburgh. The episode weaves its way through various underground locations in Edinburgh before ending up at Gilmerton Cove. WOW. More questions than answers. Just... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

I visited here last year, after reading about it on Tripadvisor. Who even knew it existed! You enter via a small cottage, never thinking what lies beneath! A small maze of tunnels awaits, even a chapel. If only the walls could talk! The people who used it in the past many hundreds of years ago, certainly wanted their identity and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Gilmerton Cove was loads of fun, The guide was great. This was a little adventure just outside of Edinburgh.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

This was a birthday treat. A great hour spent in a place I had no idea existed. A little bit of Edinburgh's fab history. It has to be seen to be believed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Extremely interesting experience to be had if you are willing to catch a bus out of the city centre. Who'd of thought that under a bookmakers is hidden such a historical gem!

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Swadlincote, Derbyshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a little hidden gem of a place. Well worth a visit as definatly value for money. So much to talk about when you have been around the caves as you leave trying to figure out the history. As they are trying to extend the caves and try and find out its history as its mostly rumour.

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