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Gilmerton Cove

16A Drum Street, Edinburgh EH17 8QH, Scotland
+44 7914 829177
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Amazing

Definitely visit. Listing to the guide explain all of the theories of what it may have been used... read more

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holly5136
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Lexington, Kentucky
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A Hidden Gem...

What a fascinating underground place, several rooms cut out of solid sandstone under a present day... read more

Reviewed yesterday
KennyCowan
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Irvine, United Kingdom
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Enter one of Scotland's most curious heritage sites. An archeological mystery that has baffled investigators for over 300 years. Gilmerton Cove is a series of chambers and passageways lying hidden beneath the streets on the South side of Edinburgh. Join us on a guided tour and help us unravel the mysteries of this strange mysterious labyrinth. Please note this attraction is by appointment only, please call to book a slot.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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16A Drum Street, Edinburgh EH17 8QH, Scotland
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+44 7914 829177
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Definitely visit. Listing to the guide explain all of the theories of what it may have been used for and when it was used was fascinating.

Thank holly5136
Reviewed yesterday

What a fascinating underground place, several rooms cut out of solid sandstone under a present day bookmaker and main road. No one knows exactly when or why the caves were dug out and no artefacts have been found to give a clue. Our enthusiastic guide...More

Thank KennyCowan
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a fascinating little underground place, several rooms cut out of solid sandstone under a present day bookmaker. No one knows when or why. No artefacts have been found to give a clue. Our enthusiastic guide Annabelle told us the various theories that had been...More

1  Thank OzDownUnder
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you looking for an interesting place just outside the mayhem which is Edinburgh then this is a must see. 25 minutes on the bus and you are there. Very interesting and informative 45 minute tour around the cove. Pictures welcome but better to after...More

1  Thank EdinburghChaz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 2nd visit to this gem! Altho not in city centre, worth the effort. Lots of questions, no answers😀

1  Thank Sally M
Reviewed 1 week ago

On the outskirts of the city centre, behind a single door lies this very intriguing place. Best booked in advance.

1  Thank stormbreaker d
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We had heard of this place on a local news programme and whilst visiting Edinburgh booked to see it. It is out of the city, but we had the car, and on a dreich day we set off, not knowing this part of Edinburgh we...More

2  Thank lorraine h
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

I actually live locally but just never got round to visiting before. So glad I did though as it was a marvellous experience and a fascinating place. Mysteries abound and Margaretanne had us all enthralled with her entertaining and informative narrative. I really can't wait...More

1  Thank JudithGrant
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Because of the unique nature of this attraction it can only be visited as part of an organised tour booked in advance. This should not present a problem to most people as it can be booked by email and the response is swift. If you...More

4  Thank Arminius1961
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Glimerton lies about 6 km (4 miles) from the center of Edinburgh.  Underneath its main street lies a labyrinth of hand-made caves and chambers ("cove" is the old Scots word for cave). Some say they may be the work of Druids, from more than 2000...More

10  Thank Aussie_hoppy
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982petrinaj
18 June 2017|
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Response from Sarasota21 | Reviewed this property |
You will need to phone to check opening hours. Given that passages are narrow, they are limited to how many people can go down at a time. So pre booking might be advisable during tourist season.
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dourpussdora
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Response from TravelinGert | Reviewed this property |
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