Discover the fascinating history behind one of the world’s most beloved fictional detectives and become a part of the story yourself.
Did you know that Arthur Conan Doyle created Sherlock Holmes whilst studying at the Edinburgh medical school, and based him on a Scottish surgeon?
UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH MEDICAL SCHOOL. 1876.
The Industrial Revolution has already left its mark on the city and its inhabitants, with thick black smoke in the sky and a growing population. Modern crimes have now spread in the streets of the city, and a young man becomes fascinated by their intricacies. A young student, heading to the Edinburgh Medical School to try to become a doctor, all the while dreaming of writing stories: Arthur Conan Doyle
Explore Edinburgh with our costumed, storyteller who will give you Sherlock Holmes’ greatest mystery: the detective himself.
First, retrace the steps of Arthur Conan Doyle with our tour guide and discover the places which inspired the author when he created his famous Sherlock Holmes stories. Did you know that bodies used to be dug out by students in Greyfriars Cemetery? Or that Joseph Bell, Conan Doyle’s teacher, was a doctor consulting for the Scottish police?
After your 2h private guided tour, warm yourself in a restaurant mixing chemistry and good food. Have fun experimenting with foaming and bubbling cocktails/mocktails and food.