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Tour Operator: Imagine experiences Ltd 4 hours Travel method:   Walking Region / Starts from: Edinburgh

Immersive Experience: Become Sherlock Holmes in Edinburgh!

Discover the fascinating history behind one of the world's most beloved fictional detectives and become a part of the story yourself.

Did you know that Arthur Conan Doyle created Sherlock Holmes whilst studying at the Edinburgh medical school, and based him on a Scottish surgeon?


The Industrial Revolution has already left its mark on the city and its inhabitants, with thick black smoke in the sky and a growing population. Modern crimes have now spread in the streets of the city, and a young man becomes fascinated by their intricacies. A young student, heading to the Edinburgh Medical School to try to become a doctor, all the while dreaming of writing stories: Arthur Conan Doyle

Explore Edinburgh with our costumed, storyteller who will give you Sherlock Holmes' greatest mystery: the detective himself.

First, retrace the steps of Arthur Conan Doyle with our tour guide and discover the places which inspired the author when he created his famous Sherlock Holmes stories. Did you know that bodies used to be dug out by students in Greyfriars Cemetery? Or that Joseph Bell, Conan Doyle’s teacher, was a doctor consulting for the Scottish police?

After your 2h private guided tour, warm yourself in a restaurant mixing chemistry and good food. Have fun experimenting with foaming and bubbling cocktails/mocktails and food.

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8 Minimum age: 8 years
Free cancellation until 1 day before the departure
Cancellation fees:
+1 day - No charge
<1 day - 100% of total reservation value
What is included

- 2h Private acting guided adventure

- Lunch with main dish & 1 molecular cocktail or mocktail

Meeting point
  • Meet next to Convenant's Memorial, 87 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HJ, UK. The tour guide will wait for you at the meeting point. She/he will be wearing a bowler hat or a deerstalker and a green light lanyard., Grassmarket 87, Edinburgh, EH1 2HJ
Important information

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

  • The timing of activities may vary depending on availability and scheduling. Please confirm the exact timing with the tour provider.
  • Wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes. Deerstalkers and bowler hats are of course welcome!
  • Bring a raincoat or umbrella.
  • Age Restrictions: young detectives (under 18) must be with an adult.