This has to be one of the most intriguing sites I have every visited.
A must see! The place is surrounded in mystery and really is something different.
Totally mysterious place, and the guide was fantastic! Well worth a visit!!
Discover Gilmerton Cove
Delve deep into the past of one of Edinburgh’s most intriguing and enigmatic sites and discover Edinburgh’s best kept secret.
Visit this unique hand carved subterranean attraction with seven different rooms featuring rock hewn furniture tables and chairs, after extensive historical and archaeological research investigators still don’t know the exact origins of this site. Not suitable for children under 5 years. (5-15 years must be accompanied by an adult). Tours run every Saturday and Sunday at 12.00 and 2pm also some weekdays at 11am, additional times available for group bookings.
Tours must be booked in advance:
Use or online booking form to make a reservation.
Tel: 07914 829177
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The cove has features such as a well, a fireplace, a blacksmiths forge and two back filled tunnels just waiting to be explored – theories abound as to its origins and uses. Secret Drinking Den? Covenanters Refuge? Witches Coven? Secret Meeting Place? Hellfire Club? Knights Templar? 300 or 2000 years old? You decide.