Gilmerton Cove

Gilmerton Cove Gilmerton Cove is a series of hand carved passageways and chambers that lie below ground to the south of Gilmerton crossroads in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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04/11/2019

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Enter a Scottish archaeological mystery this winter.
‘Edinburgh’s best kept secret,’ Gilmerton Cove, is one of the country’s most mysterious heritage sites that has left experts dumbfounded for over two centuries. No one can decide on what the seven carved tunnels were used for, with furniture carved from stone, a well, a blacksmiths forge and many other incredible features; so decide for yourself on an hour-long, guided tour.
Booking in advance is required for entry, with tickets starting at £5 for children and £10 for adults.
https://gilmertoncove.co.uk/

Visit our #Cool #Underground #Caves just outside #Edinburgh hand carved Constant 10 degrees. Booking essential. Cool off...
25/07/2019

Visit our #Cool #Underground #Caves just outside #Edinburgh hand carved Constant 10 degrees. Booking essential. Cool off in this #heatwave booking essential. Book online.

06/07/2019
19/04/2019

Gilmerton Cove Vacancy

We are looking to recruit a seasonal part time tour guide to work with us at Gilmerton cove.

Your role will include taking visitors on a guided tour of our underground labyrinth discussing the many theories that surround our attraction.

You must be able to demonstrate a commitment to providing excellent customer service, show a passion for history and story telling. Excellent presentation skills are essential for this role as is the ability to be able to work alone.

If you are passionate about history and have the ability to deliver information in an engaging and entertaining manner, we want to hear from you.
We offer a flexible working pattern.
Please email a CV and covering letter to

Gilmerton Cove
[email protected]

25/01/2019
The Scottish Borders

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🏴󠁧 It's #BurnsDay (January 25th). Let's celebrate the life and works of Scottish poet Robert Burns who was born on this day in 1759.

🥃 So, how will you be toasting to Rabbie?

ADDRESS TO A HAGGIS
Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o the puddin'-race!
Aboon them a' ye tak your place,
Painch, tripe, or thairm:
Weel are ye worthy o' a grace
As lang's my arm.

The groaning trencher there ye fill,
Your hurdies like a distant hill,
Your pin wad help to mend a mill
In time o need,
While thro your pores the dews distil
Like amber bead.

His knife see rustic Labour dight,
An cut you up wi ready slight,
Trenching your gushing entrails bright,
Like onie ditch;
And then, O what a glorious sight,
Warm-reekin, rich!

Then, horn for horn, they stretch an strive:
Deil tak the hindmost, on they drive,
Till a' their weel-swall'd kytes belyve
Are bent like drums;
The auld Guidman, maist like to rive,
'Bethankit' hums.

Is there that owre his French ragout,
Or olio that wad staw a sow,
Or fricassee wad mak her spew
Wi perfect scunner,
Looks down wi sneering, scornfu view
On sic a dinner?

Poor devil! see him owre his trash,
As feckless as a wither'd rash,
His spindle shank a guid whip-lash,
His nieve a nit;
Thro bloody flood or field to dash,
O how unfit!

But mark the Rustic, haggis-fed,
The trembling earth resounds his tread,
Clap in his walie nieve a blade,
He'll make it whissle;
An legs an arms, an heads will sned,
Like taps o thrissle.

Ye Pow'rs, wha mak mankind your care,
And dish them out their bill o fare,
Auld Scotland wants nae skinking ware
That jaups in luggies:
But, if ye wish her gratefu prayer,
Gie her a Haggis!

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 #ScottishBorders

23/12/2018
03/09/2018
UNILAD Adventure

UNILAD Adventure

This epic Scottish road trip has to be on your bucket list 😍🚗

Enter the mystery hidden beneath the streets of Gilmerton #SchoolHolidays #FamilyTicket £20 (2 adults +2 kids) #Spooky #...
08/08/2018

Enter the mystery hidden beneath the streets of Gilmerton #SchoolHolidays #FamilyTicket £20 (2 adults +2 kids) #Spooky #Mysterious #Caves #South #Edinburgh Call to book a tour.

30/07/2018
Gilmerton Cove Commendium April 2017

Visit this amazing hand carved underground labyrinth hidden beneath the streets of south #Edinburgh

A 3D Animation of Gilmerton Cove, a mysterious man-made cavern underneath Edinburgh in Scotland.

Delighted to have received this #TripAdvisor certificate of excellence #2018 #Edinburgh #Underground #Caves
17/07/2018

Delighted to have received this #TripAdvisor certificate of excellence #2018 #Edinburgh #Underground #Caves

Still space on our 2pm tour today #Caves #Edinburgh #Labyrinth #Hellfire #Secret #Underground
23/06/2018

Still space on our 2pm tour today #Caves #Edinburgh #Labyrinth #Hellfire #Secret #Underground

Visitors from #Florida #Ohio #HongKong enjoying our 2pm tour today #Edinburgh
11/06/2018

Visitors from #Florida #Ohio #HongKong enjoying our 2pm tour today #Edinburgh

Visitors from the #Netherlands #Glenrothes and #Craigmillar enjoying our 12 noon tour #Edinburgh
09/06/2018

Visitors from the #Netherlands #Glenrothes and #Craigmillar enjoying our 12 noon tour #Edinburgh

Visitors enjoying our 11am tour all the way from #Boston #NewYork #Jedburgh #VisitScotland #Edinburgh
29/05/2018

Visitors enjoying our 11am tour all the way from #Boston #NewYork #Jedburgh #VisitScotland #Edinburgh

Visitors from #Utah enjoying the 12pm tour. Call to book a tour. #VisitScotland #Edinburgh
24/05/2018

Visitors from #Utah enjoying the 12pm tour. Call to book a tour. #VisitScotland #Edinburgh

Visitors from #Germany enjoying our 11am tour today #Caves #Edinburgh
23/05/2018

Visitors from #Germany enjoying our 11am tour today #Caves #Edinburgh

Visitors enjoying the 2pm tour #Cool #Caves #Easterholidays #Edinburgh. Booking essential
31/03/2018

Visitors enjoying the 2pm tour #Cool #Caves #Easterholidays #Edinburgh. Booking essential

Visitors enjoying our 11am tour today
28/03/2018

Visitors enjoying our 11am tour today

Happy Burns Day. ‘Some hae meat and canna eat, -- And some wad eat that want it; But we hae meat, and we can eat, Sae le...
25/01/2018

Happy Burns Day.
‘Some hae meat and canna eat, -- And some wad eat that want it; But we hae meat, and we can eat, Sae let the Lord be thankit' #BurnsNight2018

Visitors enjoying the 12pm tour today. #Caves #Edinburgh #Underground
05/01/2018

Visitors enjoying the 12pm tour today. #Caves #Edinburgh #Underground

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16 Drum Street
Edinburgh
EH17 8QH

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What are your opening times on Saturday please? And do we need to book? Your website seems to be down... :-(
The tour was absolutely fascinating. Inevitably, questions come up too late to ask on site, but I would like to raise one now. If there are masons' marks carved into the stone, does this mean professional masons worked on the project or simply that 19th century visitors chiselled out their own versions of masons' marks? Does anyone who did the trip have pics of the marks?
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Loved it xx
Brilliant place..thanks so much for a great tour guys..your all so friendly..my son and I loved it..highly recommend a visit x