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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
Fee: Yes
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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 very peculiar experience

This is one of Edinburgh hidden gems! It is situated in the outskirt of Edinburgh and the visit requires booking. The guided tour leads to a series of underground caves, our guide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of Edinburgh hidden gems! It is situated in the outskirt of Edinburgh and the visit requires booking. The guided tour leads to a series of underground caves, our guide was excellent in entertaining us on the mysterious story of the site.

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newport beach, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I, who have very different interests, both thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The small group tour gives an intimate look at this fascinating sight.

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went on a hen night it was fun and interesting if you have`nt been well worth a visit a bit of fun as well

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent an enjoyable hour or so here with the family. Tour guide was very informative and kept the teenagers attention. Well worth the short journey out from the city centre. Good value for money

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a lot of fun and a lot of history to go with it ! Our tour guide was great and very informative !! After the initial shock of small spaces it was very enjoyable ! You also got to,explore on your own and take pictures after the tour !!

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Galashiels, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a surprising and interesting place this is! A rabbit warren of man-made caves and corridors (clearly set up for some purpose involving eating, drinking and/or ritual) in a completely unexpected place - the origin of which experts cannot agree. Excellent guided tour. [not for those who suffer from claustrophobia]

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Coldstream, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Superb and `secret` place to visit whilst in Edinburgh. The guide was outstanding and entertaining. Totally fascinating and you would never know it was there! Are there links to Rosslyn? Are there more caves to be discovered? Will an ordinary street ever be the same again? Everyone.....do yourselves a favour and visit this place. You will not be disappointed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a small area (so far!) but very interesting to see and hear all the theories on what this little network of underground rooms might have been. We enjoyed listening to the tour guide and her passion for the site really added to the experience. We liked the fact that you get the chance of time to have a... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have wanted to visit this place for a long time since I read about it some time ago. I grew up near there moved away years ago so had the opportunity to visit. It has so much thought provoking history, just found it very interesting. The thought that it is there for all this time. Although there is lights... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hadn't heard of Gilmerton Cove until a friend came to stay and wanted to visit. Ventured there on a Sunday afternoon. Tour Guide was great. Very entertaining tales and cool wander round the Cove. We all enjoyed a lot. Recommend if you're looking to escape the city centre and explore a bit further afield.

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