Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare Walking Tour

Delve into 1820s Edinburgh and the cadaver trade that shocked the city on a Burke and Hare Walking Tour this Winter!

Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare Walking Tour

About Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare Walking Tour

28th February 2019
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Edinburgh Old Town
Adult £12 / Student £10
Event organiser/part of Auld Toun Walking Tours
Call 07491284015
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Delve into 1820s Edinburgh and the cadaver trade that shocked the city on a Burke and Hare Walking Tour this Winter!

We offer historical walking tours of Edinburgh’s UNESCO Heritage Listed Old Town (Auld Toun in Scots). Our tours are tailored for small groups, with a maximum of 12 people per tour. This size allows us to offer a more personalised guiding service and answer any questions along the way.

Auld Toun Walking Tours was founded in 2018 by writer and teacher, Steve Porter. He is a screenwriter, author of political/football/travel fiction, poetry and short stories.

Steve loves a good story and enjoys creating tours that delve into Edinburgh’s history – one tour, one story, one focus. Steve was captivated by the story of Burke and Hare and created the tour Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare. Steve researched and wrote the tour over six months. The dark tale of the two serial killers reflects Edinburgh’s social history and fascination with gory headlines.

Steve studied History at the University of Edinburgh and is currently undertaking a Celtic Studies course. He guides the tours and has First Aid Training from the Red Cross (2018).

Tour Dates:
Thu 31st January, 6.30pm
Fri 1st February, 3.30pm
Sat 2nd February, 4.30pm
Thu 7th February, 4.30pm
Fri 8th February, 5pm
Thu 21st February, 5pm
Thu 28th February, 5pm


While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare Walking Tour are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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