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Auld Toun Walking Tours

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We offer historical walking tours of Edinburgh’s UNESCO Heritage Listed Old Town (Auld Toun in Scots). Our tours are tailored for small groups, with a maximum of 12 people per tour. Our latest tour is Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare. Delve into 1820s...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Rutland Street, Edinburgh EH1 2AE, Scotland
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

An extremely comprehensive, interesting and atmospheric walking tour. Our guide Steve obviously has done a great deal of research into the life and times of Burke and Hare and is also a great source of information on other aspects of the history of the old...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Auld T, Manager at Auld Toun Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thanks so much Thorner2014!

Reviewed 11 October 2018

Two friends, my wife and I went on this walking tour as we only had a few days in Edinburgh and thought we’d give it a go. I am so glad we did, we all thoroughly enjoyed it and Steve our guide gave a fascinating...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Auld T, Manager at Auld Toun Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 2 September 2018

A fascinating way to explore the city and Scottish history. Well-researched and well-told, the Burke and Hare tour is a macabre delight and a lot of fun! Highly recommend!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Auld T, Owner at Auld Toun Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018
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Reviewed 9 August 2018

Entertaining and informative walking tour related to the exploits of 1820s murderers-Burke and Hare. Great information and visiting bits of Edinburgh I've not seen before(and I live here). Steve was knowledgable and entertaining with lots of facts about 19th century Edinburgh. Well worth the walk....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Auld T, Owner at Auld Toun Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thanks stuart k!

Reviewed 8 August 2018

A really interesting walk around key locations in the Burke and Hare story. Steve is a great guide and had lots of facts and social history of the time woven into the tour. Even as an Edinburgh resident, I learned a lot and enjoyed seeing...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Auld T, Manager at Auld Toun Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thanks Sandra M!

Reviewed 8 August 2018

We really enjoyed this tour, our guide Steve has clearly put in a lot of time and research into it. He clearly loves the history of Edinburgh and the tour took in some lesser-known parts of the city and we’re now full-bottles on Burke and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Auld T, Manager at Auld Toun Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thanks so much!

Reviewed 30 July 2018

Thank you Steve a really fascinating walk with some gruesome facts about what was happening in the 19th century in Edinburgh. Glad I was visiting in 2018 and not in the 1820s....Bring some good shoes and a warm Jacket if its cool out and enjoy.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Auld T, Owner at Auld Toun Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

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