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The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour

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At street level, Edinburgh is a peaceful and pretty city—but the subterranean tunnels below tell an entirely different story. On this ghostly walking tour, explore historic sites including Greyfriars Kirkyard and St. Giles’ Cathedral with your enthusiastic guide, and hear chilling tales of murder and revenge. Delve down into underground caverns normally closed to the public, and learn of Edinburgh’s grim and gruesome past.
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Graeme T wrote a review Nov 2020
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A fine memorial to the heroes of the 78th Highlanders. This memorial was erected in remembrance of the Officers and Men of the 78th Highlanders who gave their lives for their friends in the 1857 Indian Mutiny. Yes Indians may remember it as a rebellion, which is their right, but this was erected in Edinburgh not Delhi. It is neither disrespectful or wrong to describe the men remembered as heros.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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SmileyKay wrote a review Aug 2019
Cluj-Napoca, Romania1,408 contributions377 helpful votes
Erected 1861, the 78th Highlanders Monument - a celtic stone cross - is located on the esplanade in front of Edinburgh Castle, at the end of the Royal Mile.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Taxidevil wrote a review Apr 2018
Glasgow, United Kingdom2,973 contributions890 helpful votes
On your way to visit Edinburgh Castle you will walk past many statue and memorials on the esplanade ( You can visit the esplanade for free without visiting the castle). One of these memorials is to the 78th Highlanders, on the railings near the memorial you will find information about the 78th Highlanders.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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nellielim wrote a review Jun 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,110 contributions1,501 helpful votes
Located at the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle is the 78th Highlander's Memorial depicting a dark stone celtic cross on a plinth, carved with entwined cable work, stag's head, elephant and inscription. The memorial is to commemorate the 256 officer/non commissioned officers and private soldiers of the 78th Highland Regiment of Foot who fell in suppression of the Indian mutiny in 1857, also known as the Siege of Lucknow. Another poignant and moving memorial to visit in the area.
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Date of experience: April 2017
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finglaspete wrote a review Feb 2017
Dublin, Ireland2,558 contributions765 helpful votes
As you go on to the Esplanade, the big open space in front of Edinburgh castle, this is one of the first monuments on the right. It's the usual dedication that you see for the officers and men etc of every regiment, a sad reminder of what soldiers are there for, to put their life at risk for king and country, and maybe a reminder to our youngsters of how precious life is, and that by the time they are 18 they too could be taking it for their country(hopefully not) The solemnity of these monuments should be respected, and also a moment of reflection should always be respected to these mostly working class lads who laid their life down for others.
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Date of experience: October 2016
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