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Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018!

As 2018 gets into full swing we are delighted to announce that The Real Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour will be taking part in this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival!

As with our debut last year, the Tour will be taking place EVERY DAY of the Festival from 3rd – 27th August 2018. If you have never been to the world’s biggest and best annual arts festival then this is a must-do for your bucket list. Last year, over 3000 performers of every imaginable art form – comedy, dance, opera, music, performance art, storytelling, mime…the list goes on and on – descended on the Scottish capital along with hundreds of thousands of festival goers looking to soak up the unique atmosphere that is the Edinburgh Fringe!

The Real Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour operates once a day, every day at 10.30am during the Fringe for a special 90 minute version of the Tour. So why not be good to yourself and start your day of incredible Fringe events by going on the trail of the world’s most popular detective in stunning and historic Edinburgh!

Most of our Fringe tours sold out last year so to avoid disappointment book tickets now. Please note that the ONLY way that you can buy tickets is by visiting the Fringe’s website which can be found at:

Take a step back in time to Victorian Edinburgh and see the hidden history and forgotten places where the Sherlock Holmes legend really began – place unseen by most visitors and fans!


Not Sure If The Tour Is For You? The Real Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour has enjoyed significant press coverage over the past few months – including in The Scotsman and The Times (Scotland). Journalist David Walsh from “The i” online was one of those who took a step back in time to Victorian Edinburgh – read his article to see what he finds:

The real Edinburgh doctor who inspired Sherlock Holmes

It’s ALWAYS 1895.

The Real Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour Started In Edinburgh!

We Took Part In The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017!

We Celebrated The 125th Anniversary Of 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' (1892)

Ate At The Conan Doyle Pub

Visited The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre

And Paid Our Respects To The 'real' Sherlock Holmes

We Went On The Trail Of The Real Sherlock Holmes By Day...

And By Night...

And Had The Most Incredible Year...Thank you!!!