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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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Very interesting tour. Margaret Ann is a very friendly and entertaining guide. After the tour you are given the time to explore and photograph the cove. My only problem is that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Very interesting tour. Margaret Ann is a very friendly and entertaining guide. After the tour you are given the time to explore and photograph the cove. My only problem is that it was smaller than expected as I thought i would be wandering around an underground warren feeling a bit lost and claustrophobic which actually wasn't the case at all.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Firstly, kudos for the nice lady who conducts the visit with enthusiasm. However there is not that much to the place, in the sense that it's a very small cave with not much to see really. The cave's existence and evolution are a matter of speculation, which is amusing to entertain but ultimately unedifying. One leaves feeling slightly nonplussed. It's... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I have been looking to visit some things we haven't been to before locally and so decided to give this a try. We weren't disappointed, the entrance fee was £7.50 and we had an extremely knowledgable tour guide who told us many of the tales behind the cove. Well worth a visit if your in the area.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Visited this on an open day at gilmerton, felt creepy as it's so dark and eerie, guide was quite good and was not sure if it has been used for witchcraft or what in the past.

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Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Actually found this hidden gem while looking on trip advisor for things to do near Edinburgh. I had never heard of Gilmerton Cove and was instantly curious as I read the reviews. We decided to come and have a look for ourselves. We weren't disappointed. Our tour guide was Rebecca who I have to say was excellent. She made the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I have lived in Edinburgh all my life and literally stumbled across this little cove. Excellent tour with a very interesting history.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

What an interesting place. Highly recommend visiting this intriguing piece of history/mystery to anyone looking for something different while visiting Edinburgh. Our tour guide was very informative, entertaining and friendly, and was very kind to my children (6 and 8) who enjoyed the tour as much as us adults. It was a kind of experience that stays with you for... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

who carved the amazing Gilmerton Cove? Edinburgh's best kept secret. Fantastic tour around a very atmospheric place, that is overflowing with mystery and ambience. Great guide. It feels like you are walking around hundreds of years ago. With links to the holy grail, covenantors and hellfire club this place reeks of a history that may never been discovered properly. Cant... More 

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Taubate, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very interesting town, beneath the city are tunnels of the old city , Sets the time of leprosy ... Interesting .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

What a completely unique place! while no one knows for sure the exact origin we learned a lot of history hearing about various hypothesis - it was fun to think up our own theory too. The tour by Rebecca was outstanding - she was a friendly and knowledgeable guide with superb story telling skills. My husband and I and our... More 

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Address: 16A Drum Street, Edinburgh EH17 8QH, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 7914 829177
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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