Gilmerton Cove

Venue details
16 Drum St
EH17 8QH
Edinburgh Area
Telephone (box office)
0131 226 0000
About the venue

Opened to the public in August 2003, Gilmerton Cove is an underground warren of tunnels and rooms hand carved into the sandstone bedrock and dating back hundreds of years ago.

What exactly the cove was used for remains a mystery, though speculation ranges from dwelling place, to secret society meetings, to illicit business of all sorts.

It has become a very popular tourist destination as you are able to walk through and experience the stone-carved furnishings and atmosphere of a secret subterranean den.

Located beneath a traditional miner's cottage, Gilmerton cove is accessible by bus from Edinburgh city centre.


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