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Mysterious tunnels prove hit with tourists - Gilmerton Cove has become one of Edinburgh's most highly rated tourist attractions since it opened in 2003.
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16 Drum St Edinburgh EH17 8QH UK
16 Drum StreetGBEdinburghEH17 8QH
+44 131 666 2035gilmertoncove.org.uk
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Appointment-only exploration of mysterious, hand-carved tunnels and caverns, with a visitor centre.- Google
"The tour guide did a terrific job and I found it fascinating."
"Really interesting and strange underground cove."
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Markus Karlsson
3 months ago
Really interesting hole in the ground. Hopefully they will get the funds to survey the surrounding grounds and hopefully see where the tunnels go. Great guide! Edit: They do have a bathroom! I was there 2016-06-19, and used it! And as someone else said, bring a flashlight.
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Tim Stappard
8 months ago
Really interesting and strange underground cove. Best to book ahead for a very entertaining guided tour by a charming local lady
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Simon Tomlinson
10 months ago
A few miles out of Edinburgh. A very interesting afternoon learning about the history about the caves.
A Google User
3 years ago
Its never open because ypu have to make an appointment.itsca mysterious fantastic place.
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Lee Hopkins
9 months ago
Very interesting, guide was excellent. If only we knew what they were dug out for... Lots of theories, but noone knows for sure. Worth a visit.
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Joseph Garay
a year ago
a great experience. yes an appointment is necessary but when I called they had a spot open in less than an hour. The tour guide did a terrific job and I found it fascinating. bring a flashlight if possible. caution: no public bathrooms!
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Paul Kerr
3 years ago
Gilmerton Cove..... well its appears to be never open, but just take a look and book, that way you'll get in to see what its all about. Fascinating, intriguing and a little horror .................oh and if you don't like being left alone ..........scary.....Hey but well worth the visit, great stories .....................and coming back this year 2013.
A Google User
4 years ago
absolutely brilliant trip underground at Gilmerton Cove, well worth the trip from Edinburgh city centre.