Uncover Stories of Crime & Punishment Walking Tour

Invisible Cities Tours

Available to 31 December 9999

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Book tickets and uncover Stories of Crime and Punishment around Edinburgh with Invisible Cities Tours!

Invisible Cities recruit and train people who have experienced homelessness to become walking tour guides. Those people end up offering you unique, off the beaten track tours of their cities!

Their experienced tour guides, all of whom have been affected by homelessness, simply live and breathe their cities. These walking tours truly are an original experience, offering a way to sightsee through someone else's eyes and have an individual perspective of your chosen city!

Tour highlights

  • Begin your adventure at Maggie Dickson’s pub and hear the incredible story of how Maggie Dickson survived a public execution in the early 1700s.
  • Then, make your way to Grassmarket Community Project, a social enterprise, and Greyfriar’s Cemetery, where you’ll learn about the Covenanters and the first concentration camp in history.
  • Hear stories about Deacon Brody, the character that inspired Jekyll and Hyde, before making your final stop at Street Work.

Meet your guide

Sonny, an Edinburgh local, offers you a walking tour of his Edinburgh, taking you along the streets that he knows and following the stories of crimes, hangings, and jail time! Hear Sonny’s story and uncover his journey!

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Leith Walk,
Midlothian EH6 8LN
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How To Find Us

By Car:

If you are driving, Leith Walk is accessible from the city center by heading east on Princes Street and turning onto Leith Walk. Be aware that parking can be limited and subject to restrictions.

By Bus:

Several buses run from the city center to Leith Walk. Key routes include:

Lothian Buses: Routes 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 22, 25, and 49 are some that service Leith Walk.
You can check real-time bus schedules and routes on the Lothian Buses website.

By Tram:

The Edinburgh Trams run from Edinburgh Airport to York Place, which is at the top of Leith Walk. The tram is a convenient option if you are coming from the airport or other parts of the city.

By Train:

If you are arriving by train, Edinburgh Waverley Station is the closest major railway station. From there, Leith Walk is about a 10-15 minute walk. Exit the station onto Princes Street, head east, and you will reach Leith Walk at the east end of Princes Street.

  • Full guided tour

This can vary from tour to tour, but Invisible Cities prefer to have tours starting with three customers. The maximum capacity is usually 20 or 25.

Is your group bigger? Don’t panic. They can accommodate any size, if you have more than 25 people they will simply split your group between several guides at no added cost to you!

The tours delivered by Invisible Cities take you on a unique route, but most of them are wheel-chair accessible.

They can also adapt their tours to your group and guests, so everyone can enjoy them!

No! Rain or shine, your tour will go ahead, unless there is a weather warning and you have been advised to stay inside (which has happened in Scotland before!)

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