About Cowgate, Edinburgh
The Cowgate (Scots: The Cougait) is a street in Edinburgh, Scotland, located about 550 yards (500 m) southeast of Edinburgh Castle, within the city's World Heritage Site. The street is part of the lower level of Edinburgh's Old Town, which lies below the elevated streets of South Bridge and George IV Bridge. Consequently, the Cowgate can be quite gloomy and dark in sections. It meets the Grassmarket at its west end and Holyrood Road to the east.Wikipedia
Overview of Cowgate
Walking past the city of Edinburgh, you will come across Cowgate. Cowgate is not the prime point of interest of Edinburgh. Although, you can pay a quick visit to it if you are around.
Edinburgh is brimful with interesting attractions like Edinburgh Castle, Greyfriars Kirkyard, The Royal Mile, National Museum Of Scotland and The Scott Monument. You can also check out the whole list of things to do in Edinburgh.
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Explore the grim and ghastly side of Edinburgh on a ghost walking tour -- from fiendish plots that led to treason and torture, to secret lives lingering in the darkest corners of the city. Join this late-night ghost walking tour and experience Edinburgh's historic and mysterious streets and alleyways as your local guide brings to life tales of the cityâs supernatural past and present.
This day tour is perfect for those avid fans who want a short quick âOutlanderâ fix. Departing Edinburgh we take you on a journey to some of the most famous scenes from the hit series such as Doune Castle, seat of Clan MacKenzie and the beautiful Fife village of Aberdour from series 16.Â Our Guides will give you an insight into the history and stories of each location, making this trip.
Take a 2-hour guided Harry Potter walking tour for a magical journey through all things wizarding in Edinburgh. See where JK Rowling was inspired to create her iconic characters, and visit some of the film sites and wizarding locations in the Harry Potter universe. See the entrance to Hogwarts, the original Diagon Alley, and Edinburgh Castle. Tour group size is a maximum of 35 people.
Enhance your experience of Edinburgh with an Edinburgh Super Saver - a combination of two tours at a discounted price. First,Â discover the Edinburgh Vaults â aka South Bridge Vaults â 18th-century underground chambers that lie far below the city. On this underground walking tour with an entertaining and informative guide, hear tales of this dark and almost-forgotten place built below one of Edinburghâs busiest thoroughfares. Youâll see evidence of excavated storage spaces, human habitation, taverns with wine vaults and more! Next, this 1.5-hour ghost tour â perfect for those fascinated by the supernatural â takes you to two of Edinburghâs most haunted locations. Under the cloak of darkness, youâll descend to the Blair Street vaults to explore a shadow-shrouded underground world. Visit Cannongate Kirkyard, the final resting place of famous characters, and listen to gruesome tales of torture, cannibalism and murder.
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