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The Real Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour of Edinburgh

#147 of 476 Tours in Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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About The Real Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour of Edinburgh
Who is the Real Sherlock Holmes? Take a step back in time to Victorian Edinburgh and let our very own Holmes show you the forgotten places where the Sherlock Holmes legend really began – places unseen by most visitors and fans! Visit the Sherlock Holmes statue and hear the incredible true story of how the world's most popular detective was created. The game - quite literally - is afoot!
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otterhaiku wrote a review Oct 8
Glasgow, United Kingdom16 contributions11 helpful votes
The I guide did not turn up. Our money taken, e-ticket issued we arrived at meeting point in High Street on time and waited no guide
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Geertje v wrote a review Aug 2018
8 contributions1 helpful vote
Even though the weather wasn’t great, it didn’t bother this interesting tour. As part of the fringe I took this tour and it was really informative and never dull! The guide had a lot of knowledge not only of Sherlock Holmes but also the history of Edinburgh.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Toby V, Owner at The Real Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour of Edinburgh
Responded Aug 27, 2018
Hi Geertje - I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed the Tour! Thank you for joining me and for taking the time to leave this lovely review!
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Simon H wrote a review Aug 2018
Bristol, United Kingdom3 contributions
I dragged my girlfriend along to this as I am a big Sherlock Holmes fan. I found out some really interesting things and with tour guide was was very knowledgeable and very interesting. The only downside was that it rained!
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Toby V, Owner at The Real Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour of Edinburgh
Responded Aug 18, 2018
Thank you Simon! So glad that you enjoyed the tour despite the rain. It is, after all, the 'real' Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour and at least you got to experience the 'real' Edinburgh! Thank you both for joining me!!
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Keks_Rebecca wrote a review Aug 2018
Gelsenkirchen, Germany83 contributions23 helpful votes
This tour is a great choice for everybody who wants more than a traditional history tour. History though is part of this tour to explain Arthur Conan Doyle's background but it covers much more than that. You learn about Victorian Edinburgh and why it had the best medical faculty in the world, but also how Doyle made his living and who the real Sherlock Holmes was. The guide is an enthusiast himself (as you can see from his awesome clothing) and always up for a chat about the latest Sherlock news, which makes it even more enjoyable for Holmes fans as well as newbies. So we definitely recommend this tour; it is money and time well spent! By the way: Also suitable for non-natives who are fairly familiar with the language. No difficult Scottish accent. ;-)
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Toby V, Owner at The Real Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour of Edinburgh
Responded Aug 13, 2018
Hi Rebecca thank you so much for this delightful review. I'm so glad that you enjoyed the Tour as well as the general Sherlock Holmes chat! It's great to meet other Sherlock fans and I am always learning new things from my guests. I hope too that you are inspired to return to Edinburgh one day soon!
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kintish wrote a review Aug 2018
Manchester85 contributions21 helpful votes
When you're enthusiastic about something it rubs off. and Toby our guide really enthused us about Arthur Conan Doyle with some fascinating facts about how Sherlock Holmes was 'born'. if you're in Edinburgh during or after the Festival find 1.5 hours to do this tour. You won't be disappointed
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Toby V, Owner at The Real Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour of Edinburgh
Responded Aug 5, 2018
Hi Will, many thanks for taking the time to leave this lovely review. I'm genuinely pleased that you enjoyed the Tour so much and to be a highlight in your festival calendar is a true honour considering the amazing talent on offer. Best wishes for the rest of your Fringe visit! Toby
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