Private Tours

Sin in the City

About this tour

Drinking dens. Brothels. Riotous nudity. Edinburgh’s history isn’t all royal receptions and fine manners. On this private tour you’ll see a mischievous side to the Scottish capital – full of tales of love gone wrong and unspeakable perversions.   

On this private tour you’ll peep into the seedier side of Edinburgh’s Old Town. Your expert guide will point out the window where Mary Queen of Scots appeared, flushed and topless. Or the trees that James Boswell climbed, for the rough pleasure of the bark. And the lanes that hid lascivious establishments – and the furious spouses who discovered treachery there.  

Stories to make you blush 

For the last half hour we’ll retire to Megget’s Cellar for candlelit storytelling and a complimentary drink. You’ll never see Edinburgh in the same light again.

In Summary

  • Discover Edinburgh’s raucous past on a walk through the Old Town
  • Enjoy a drink in our candlelit cellar
  • Hear stories from the city’s hidden history

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Tours details

Duration

  • 1 hours 30 minutes

Tour location

  • Start point: Mercat Cross, High Street
  • End point: Megget's Cellar, Blair Street, off Hunter's Square

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In Summary

  • Discover Edinburgh’s raucous past on a walk through the Old Town
  • Enjoy a drink in our candlelit cellar
  • Hear stories from the city’s hidden history
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