Last summer I was lucky to visit Scotland, a country that I fell in love with from the first day despite the rain. I landed at Glasgow Airport and spent the first two days there until I moved to the capital, Edinburgh.
It is a spectacular city, full of life especially if you are lucky enough to coincide with one of the festivals that take place throughout the year. However, it's not all about dancing and drinking beer with the classic kilt, there is more, much more.
A land full of legends
Most tourists visit Scotland to experience first-hand their legends and mysteries best kept. So there is nothing like going on a tour to get to know everything that happened centuries ago.
With Real Tours, who is the one I did the tour with during my trip, you have two options to choose from. The first is Free Tour, which starts every day from July to September (both included) at 11:00 am from The Royal McGregor 154 High Street, The Royal Mile. The rest of the year is from Friday to Sunday.
The other option is Ghost Tour, the one I made, which costs 5 pounds and starts at 09:30 pm. The goal of those who organize it is to get to know the darkest, wildest and most macabre side of the city. All this explained through paranormal phenomena that have been studied by parapsychology and are endorsed by several witnesses. It lasts an hour and a half and you can ask the guides anything you want.
They will take you by key places (dark alleys, cemeteries ...) and you will come to believe many things if you go with an open mind and you are not an excessively skeptical person. The tour lasts an hour and a half and some people get to be scared.
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