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Edinburgh's Myths & Legends by Night Private Tour provided by Withlocals.com Private Tours in Edinburgh

Edinburgh's Myths & Legends by Night Private Tour

Edinburgh's Myths & Legends by Night Private Tour
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About
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 your favorite local. Experience the mysterious atmosphere at night and discover the city through your local host's storytelling. Get ready to listen to stories that will give you goosebumps and will leave you hooked and wanting for more! This private tour in Edinburgh will open your eyes to the fascinating Scottish history based on grim tales, conspiracy theories, tragedy, and local gossip. Learn how the Scots fought for their religious beliefs and endured a twelve-year-long war. From execution grounds to graveyards, you will hear many harrowing tales that played out within the old city walls.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 24380P851
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local Guide
  • Private Tour
Exclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food & beverages
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Robert Fergusson Statue, 145 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BN, UK Meet your local guide at Robert Fergusson Statue in front of Canongate Kirk, Robert Burns
  • Greyfriars Kirkyard, 26A Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, UK This is were you will get more recommandations from your guide and end the tour
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
Inclusions
  • Local Guide
  • Private Tour
Exclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food & beverages
Departure details
  • Robert Fergusson Statue, 145 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BN, UK Meet your local guide at Robert Fergusson Statue in front of Canongate Kirk, Robert Burns
  • Greyfriars Kirkyard, 26A Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, UK This is were you will get more recommandations from your guide and end the tour
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Greyfriars Kirkyard, 26A Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, UK This is were you will get more recommandations from your guide and end the tour
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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Robert Fergusson Statue
    145 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BN, UK
    Meet your local guide at Robert Fergusson Statue in front of Canongate Kirk, Robert Burns
    See address & details
  • 1
    Canongate Kirk
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    The Burns Monument
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Museum of Childhood
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    St Cecilia's Hall & Music Museum
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Greyfriars Bobby
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Greyfriars Kirkyard
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Greyfriars Kirkyard
    26A Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, UK
    This is were you will get more recommandations from your guide and end the tour
    See address & details
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Betsy Gibson
1 contribution
Lovely tour in Edinburgh
Oct 2020 • Friends
Debbie was prompt, very pleasant and had some interesting stories to share. We enjoyed our time with her in late October 2019 before COVID shut down international travel. My “friends” were my two adult daughters as we explored our British heritage
Written June 29, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alan I
Dunmurry, UK17 contributions
recommended tour
Sep 2020
Evelyn is an absolutely fantastic tour guide. She really knows her city well and brings the myths and legends to life with her amazing stories. The whole family enjoyed the afternoon (despite the rain, which didn't really matter) and in fact it was the highlight of our weekend in Edinburgh. I would thoroughly recommend the myths and legends tour with Evelyn to anybody who is planning a visit to this really interesting city.
Written June 29, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Karla P
Eindhoven, The Netherlands5 contributions
Spooky and fun ghost tour in Edinburgh
Feb 2021
Being a fan of ghost tales, I knew I wanted to discover Edinburgh's dark side, and Evelyn was the perfect guide to do so. Evelyn got us hooked and spooked since the beginning in an informative and real way, without a need to resource to theatrical measures. The spooky tour was a highlight of my time in Edinburgh, and I highly recommend it to others that want to meet an authentic local with an interesting background like Evelyn.
Written June 29, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

hbowne
Michigan5 contributions
A wonderful, informative, insider experience with Laura!
Sep 2020
My husband and I were only in Edinburgh for two days and we wanted to make the most of our time there. We found Laura on the withlocals.com website and literally booked her the night before we wanted to do our tour. She was flexible with our meeting time which worked out great! We mentioned we loved taking photographs, and Laura is an experienced photographer who helped make sure we got some great shots. She was incredibly knowledgeable about the history of Scotland and Edinburgh and gave us such wonderful insights as we explored some popular places and some off-the-beaten path places with her. We both really enjoyed our time with her and recommend her highly for anyone looking for a more authentic Edinburgh experience! We traveled in September 2019.
Written June 9, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Cat A
1 contribution
Knowledgable, down to earth and interesting!
Aug 2020 • Friends
Sara was a fantastic tour guide, told great stories, really knowledgable and unphased by the great Edinburgh weather. Definitely recommend for a personal and non-cheesy tour. All social distancing adhered to.
Written August 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Carsten B
Rellingen, Germany8 contributions
Lovely Local
Feb 2020 • Couples
We had the spooky ghost tour booked for our first night in Dublin and
enjoyed Ruairi's stories to the utmost. It gave us a good overview of
the city centre and selected historic events. We also appreciated his
recommendations for food and drinks around the city and integrated the
'toffeetunities' into our further trip. Thank you for this very
interesting, funny, spooky and in the end also very personal tour. All
the best for you and your family from Andrea and Carsten
Written March 13, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jamiebO2781WW
Brisbane, Australia2 contributions
Edinburgh 2019
Oct 2019
Evelyn was factual, passionate & knowledgeable in her city and the
history & facts. Her selfless research into the history & her twist of
passion and jokes is second to none! Do not waste your time and money
with the tour operators that do the kitschy dress ups, book Evelyn and
learn more and see more with her lovely Scottish accent & knowledge of
the sometimes sad but mainly mesmerising stories of some of the most
noteworthy historical figures of the city all the way back to the
1400's.......... Evelyn is a true resident & her love of the city and
it's history shines through like no other! I'm grateful for her time &
knowledge!
Written October 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Diana Alejadra C
1 contribution
Extremely exciting first tour with "withlocals"
Sep 2019 • Friends
I booked a night tour for me and my friend (both Italian speaking)
during our stay in Edinburgh with Xavier and It was the first time
booking with 'withlocals' for me. Meeting Xavier was like meeting up
with an old friend: he made us feeling so comfortable and we enjoyed
chatting as well. The tour has been extremely exciting and interesting
despite the silly weather and Xavi was very clear on all his
explanations, very knowledgeable about everything and also regarding
Scottish language. The tour, even if a thematic one, enlightened a lot
about Edinburgh's history and curios facts thanks to Xavi's approach.
If I'll ever come back I'd like to do a daily tour with him.
Written September 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sandra Clark
1 contribution
Full of fun historical facts and stories
Sep 2019
Evelyn was delightful and a font of historical and arcane facts and
stories. She made history come alive with her detailed knowledge and
passion for her city and culture.
Written September 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

John B
4 contributions
Underground vaults
Sep 2019
I would have preferred more history and a little less theatrics of guide trying to scare the group. That said, I realize some folks were on the tour to be scared.
Written September 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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321nanc
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Fascinating
Evelyn made our tour very interesting with her knowledge of history, myth and stories. She made our tour very enjoy
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3 hour Old Town walking tour with Paul
Visiting Edinburgh for a special birthday with my friend, we booked a private 3 hour Old Town tour for two with Pau
Clare B
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Edinburgh tour with Paul
Paul 'The Kilted Spaniard' made this historical tour of Old Town Edinburgh an wonderful afternoon. Superb knowledg
Terri F
Terri F
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Great tour
Laura was a great tour guide. She provided so much history, anecdotes, and background about the city. We totally
wmaran
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Personalized and Prepared
Monica was a delight. She was aware of our priorities and was prepared and professional. Monica delivered a beautif
remi46150
remi46150
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Perfect local guide
Laura was a great guide around Edinburgh's Old Town! We wanted a private tour because of the more personalised expe
Daydream637542
Daydream637542
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Overpriced for what it was
I was given some interesting information about getting to some out of the way places, which I would not have known
mhairip453
mhairip453
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Wonderful tour with our friendly and informative guide
Our guide Sara had a wealth of knowledge on Edinburgh’s grim and grisly past. We had a wonderful walk around Edinbu
Trip59137626871
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Walking tour with a passionate tour guide who knows a lot about Edinburgh and it’s hidden gems!
We had a great walking experience with Paul full of laughs, insightful stories and we got to learn a lot about Edin
Abnmtn
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Debbie was such an amazing host for our family!
Our tour of Edinburgh with Debbie was our favorite afternoon of our trip. Our trip was just before Covid hit in No
milkhoney111
milkhoney111
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Edinburgh Tour with Paul
The Edinburgh tour with Paul, "The Kilted Spaniard", was an outstanding experience and the highlight of our visit.
milkhoney111
milkhoney111
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Guide didn't turn up. Such incompetence.
We booked, paid, and got confirmation two weeks ahead of our trip. Showed up at the agreed place and time and... NA
janetlA2197UV
janetlA2197UV
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Edinburgh weekend
Our local guide Paul was amazing. His knowledge of the area and enthusiasm enriched our experience in Edinburgh no
475alani
475alani
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Fantastic walking tour
Evelyn is an absolutely fantastic tour guide. She really knows her city well and brings the myths and legends to li
Michelle P
Michelle P
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Great tour with Alice from Withlocals
My husband and I are in Edinburgh for a long weekend and booked Alice for a local tour. She was absolutely great -
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