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New !

Public Guided Tour

You are visiting Edinburgh and you would like to learn more about the origin of your favourite characters?  You want to discover your heroes (or foes) like never before? Join us every Sunday for special public guided tours where we will share the places and people which inspired JK Rowling and Arthur Conan Doyle

Public Guided Tour: The Edinburgh of Sherlock Holmes

What inspired Arthur Conan Doyle to invent Sherlock Holmes? How did Edinburgh influence the famous detective? Did you know that the Sherlock's deductive process was based on Arthur Conan Doyle's medical studies at Surgeons' Hall? During this public walking tour, you will follow the author's footsteps through the winding streets of Edinburgh. You will discover the city in the 19th century and learn more about the medicine and justice of the time, and the crimes and murderers that fed the imagination of the young doctor's apprentice to create one of the greatest detectives of all time.​




Duration: 2h00

Price: £18 per participant

Of note: we require a minimum of 4 participants to start this public tour. If you have booked and the tour is not confirmed, you will of course get a full refund !

Young detectives (under 18) must be with an adult.

Meeting Point: 87 Grassmarket,

Edinburgh EH1 2HJ, UK


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