This month, we are running special PRIDE HISTORY TOURS.

Only on FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS – Click here to book.

True Crime Tours

Investigate real offences committed on Mary King’s Close…

Join our True Crime Tours to discover the darkest side of Edinburgh’s history.

The closes of the Old Town have been shrouded in shocking tales of crime and punishment for centuries… but our True Crime Tours reveal a more honest story, rooted in fact. As is often the case, the reality ultimately proves darker and more fascinating than any amount of fiction.

Prepare to gain an investigative insight into the nature of Edinburgh’s criminal activity on this 1-hour social history tour. With a special “True Crime” guide to lead you through Edinburgh’s forgotten streets, discover how the people of the closes were just as compelled by the dark details of criminal misdemeanours as we are today.

Confronting themes such as eviction, addiction, and the criminal lack of legislation in place to protect residents, the True Crime Tours examine how real offences affected life in the vicinity. Discover what the rise of the witch trials meant for ordinary people living on the closes. Also, learn of the intriguing link that Mary King’s Close has to the infamous character that likely inspired The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde…

This is a tour for only for the most undaunted visitors.

Friday & Saturday in August
17.30 | 19.00 | 21.00
£30 per adult (over 18s only)
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