The Walking Tour

The Real Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour of Edinburgh is delighted to offer both 3 hour and Full Day Tours.
Whether you are a group of family and friends, a visiting school or college, a travel party, a couple or even an individual wishing to have a one-off experience, we will be happy to arrange a Tour for you at a time and on a date of your choosing.

Our 3 hour Tour will introduce you to the world of Victorian Edinburgh, a true Jekyll and Hyde city of Enlightenment and Bodysnatchers, as we follow in the footsteps of the young Arthur Conan Doyle as he grows up in a large and turbulent family. We visit the places where Arthur lived and studied such as The University of Edinburgh Medical School and the old Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, and will stand outside his former student home sharing amazing tales of Houdini and Arctic whaling ships. Finally, we finish our investigation into the ‘real’ Sherlock Holmes on the Edinburgh street where the creator of the world’s most famous fictional character was born on 22nd May, 1859 – conveniently, directly opposite The Conan Doyle Pub where you can indulge in a snack, meal or even a wee dram!

For those wishing to arrange a very special extended experience, we are also able to offer a Full Day Sherlockian itinerary in Edinburgh which, as well as visiting all of the places included in the regular 3 hour Tour, includes time for lunch at The Conan Doyle pub and takes in extra site visits important to the Real Sherlock Holmes story. In particular, the Full Day Tour will include a visit to The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre and ends with us paying our respects at the graveside of the ‘real’ Sherlock Holmes.

To make an enquiry about booking a Tour please CONTACT US and fill out the enquiry form.
Please state the date on which you would prefer to do a Tour and the number of people in your group. We aim to reply to your message within 24 hours…

The Game is Afoot!