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Sherlock Holmes detectives in Scotland




To 221B Princes Street, 



What influenced Conan Doyle when he started writing Sherlock Holmes? Become the famous writer for a day, from medical sciences to helping the police solve a murder.

​You will start your day by retracing the steps of Arthur Conan Doyle with our tour guide and discovering the places which inspired the author when he created his famous Sherlock Holmes stories. After the private tour, warm yourself in a Victorian pub in the city centre and enjoy a delicious Scottish meal.

After your 2h private guided tour, join a traditional scottish lunch in a haunted pub. Conan Doyle after all was both a man of science, and a man who believed in the supernatural !

Conan Doyle was well known for not only writing about murders, but also for helping the police solve some. Participate in a themed escape game, where you will help solve a strange case. Dr Malcolm is after all well known for his dissections. Only there is one question which you can't seem to shake : how exactly has he been procuring the bodies? From bloody research to disappearing clues, it will be up to you to bring Dr Malcolm to justice. 

Conan Doyle was a skilled medical partitionner and he used all his knowledge while writing Sherlock Holmes. Head for a self-guided tour of Surgeons' Hall, the medical museum of the capital where skeletons and apprentices meet in the name of science. In Surgeons' Hall, don't miss the Sherlock Holmes exhibit where you will learn how the medical innovations of the 19th century influenced Sherlock's deductive process!

Inclusions :   

  • 2h private guided tour

  • 1 Main + 1 molecular cocktail or mocktail for lunch 

  • 1 escape game

  • Tickets for the Surgeons' Hall museum


  • 1 guest - £310 per person

  • 2 guests - £210 pp

  • 3 guests - £170 pp

  • 4 guests - £147 pp

  • 5 guests - £135 pp

  • 6 guests - £128 pp

  • 7+ guests - £123 pp

Please note, young detectives (under 18) must be  with an adult and 13+.  


Dress code: 

Wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes. Cloaks, and deerstalker hats are of course welcome! 

Raincoats or umbrellas are recommended. 


What to bring with you? 

Bring your confirmation, in your phone or printed to be checked by the guide  


Departure Meeting point: 

In front of Maggie Dickson's Pub, 92 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JR, UK  


Additional Info: 

Look-out for our guides, you can’t miss them, they will be wearing a green cape! 

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