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Mercat Tours
Gallows to Graveyard

Book this event if you’d like...

  • a colourful costumed character to bring the gore to life!
  • to explore the historic Canongate graveyard and it’s secrets
  • to hear of crime, punishment and bloody history of the Old Town

Follow the journey many made just once…

Every city has its dark secrets that it would rather have left hidden…

Beginning at the gallows you’ll hear of those who found themselves at the mercy of the maiden and noose. Royalty and rascals, rebels and reformers were all the same standing on the scaffold! How and why did they meet their bloody end? Follow their journey to the graveyard and you’ll discover tales of detours and surprises that lay en route for some. To rest in peace? Some were not so lucky to remain in their graves…

*For health & safety reasons we are unable to allow any children under the age of 5 on our tours.   A child ticket covers age 5yrs to 15yrs.


1 hour 30 minutes


Mercat Cross, High Street


Canongate Graveyard
Gallows to Graveyard