Hear about murder and mayhem on this night walking tour of Edinburgh, led by a ghostly guide who mixes historical fact with fable and a dash of humor. Stroll along the eerie alleyways, cobbled streets and creepy courtyards of Old Town, and visit the sites of horrific happenings. Listen to entertaining tales of the supernatural while you’re guaranteed several ghastly appearances.

Highlights

  • Murder and mystery evening walking tour of Edinburgh's Old Town
  • Your ghostly guide is executed highwayman Adam Lyal who died in 1811
  • Tour the eerie alleyways and courtyards of the Old Town
  • Tales of torture, ghosts and body snatching
  • Be prepared for the unexpected!
  • Tour includes copy of best-selling 'Witchery Tales' book by Adam Lyal (deceased)

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What You Can Expect

Murder and Mystery Walking Tour of Edinburgh

Murder and Mystery Walking Tour of Edinburgh

During this night walking tour of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town, a ghoulish guide leads you to supernatural scenes of murder, torture and other horrific happenings. Meet at a central location under the cloak of darkness and set out on foot, following your entertaining guide who plays the part of Adam Lyal, an infamous highwayman who was executed in 1811.

Venture through the dark alleyways and haunted courtyards while you listen to fearsome tales of ghosts, plague and witchcraft, including the notorious body snatching trade of the 19th century. While the subject matter is sinister and the tour is not for the faint of heart (surprise ‘jumper-ooters’ make ghostly appearances), the tone is lighthearted.

Bonus: At the end of your 75-minute tour, receive a copy of the book Witchery Tales.

Please note: Due to a planned annual event in Edinburgh, the departure point is from a different location between August 1 – August 27, except Sundays. Further details will be provided on the voucher.

Customer Reviews

John G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This was a fun and informational tour. Our kids are 11 and 13 and loved it!

Natcball31

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Very funny and a bargain for the price. Lots of information shared. Really enjoyed and would definitely recommend.

Abigail H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great tour - guide was really funny and engaging and we learned a lot. Definitely recommend for anyone interested in the darker side of history. Price includes a booklet going into the stories in more depth, which we both enjoyed reading later on. Few jump scares though so if you're a nervous one then watch your back, but it's really not that bad. Loved it and would definitely go again :

Melanie J C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent! My 12 yo thought it was fantastic. Guide was great. Funny and entertaining.

Keith N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The tour guides were very entertaining and informative.Overall, a great tour. I would highly recommend this.

Amy P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Tour was really fun! Learnt a lot about Edinburgh's darker past and would highly recommend for something a bit different to do.

Scott781

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Lots of Fun

Marie-Claire I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Interesting and funny jump scares but okay for children!

Cecil S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Interesting historic information. Lively and unexpected jump-out at you presentations. Everyone liked it.

M L B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was great fun. The students doing the tour are knowledgeable and funny.all the adults on the tour got involved and we all spent most of our time laughing.

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Tour code: 3830WITCHERY2

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