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 minimum of 2 and a maximum of 12 people per tour. This size allows us to offer a more personalised guiding service and answer any questions along the way.
Burke and Hare: Serial Killers
Delve into 1820s Edinburgh and the cadaver trade that shocked the city. Researched and written over six months, this tour examines Edinburgh’s social history and the fascinating story of Burke and Hare – murder, greed and deception.
This tour contains references to violence, murder and criminality and is not suitable for children.
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour start time.
The meeting place is in the West End of Princes St. Once booked, you will receive confirmation of location.
The tour ends in the North Bridge area.
We can can devise wheelchair accessible routes, offer a written transcript of our tour in English and also provide a Guide. Please notify us before the tour with any requirements or queries.
Please note that the Old Town is pedestrianised on the first Sunday of the month.
While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Burke and Hare: Serial Killers are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment. All information (whether in text or photographs) is given in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact.
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their weekend walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
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