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Sherlock Holmes detectives in Scotland




To 221B Princes Street, 



Get ready to become the great detective himself during an immersive day in Edinburgh.

Start your day by learning more about detective techniques and discover some of the cases which inspired Arthur Conan Doyle when creating Sherlock Holmes. During this 2h private guided tour, discover how real life shaped the character. Did you know for example that Sherlock's deductive process was based on medical innovations used in Edinburgh Surgeon's Hall?

Warm yourself in a restaurant mixing chemistry and good food. Have fun experimenting with foaming and bubbling cocktails/mocktails.


Post lunch: it is time to solve crimes yourself.  Head for an underground prison, hidden underneath the cobbled streets of Edinburgh, for a murder mystery like no other.

In the brisk morning air of 1894, a strange sight greeted Reverend Callum: in front of St Giles Cathedral, laying on the heart of Scotland was a plaster head glued to the ground. At first, he dismissed it as just a prank, played by local boys. However, new strange heads have now appeared every single day for a week, and the latest one is covered in blood... Will you help the Reverend?

Inclusions :   

  • 2h private guided tour

  • 1 Main + 1 molecular cocktail or mocktail for lunch 

  • 1 private murder mystery in an underground prison


  • 1 guest - £820 per person

  • 2 guests - £435 pp

  • 3 guests - £305 pp

  • 4 guests - £240 pp

  • 5 guests - £205pp

  • 6 guests - £180 pp

  • 7+ guests - £165 pp

Number of participants : up to 8 participants maximum

Please note, young wizards (under 18) must be  with an adult and 7+.  


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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