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4.5 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

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  • Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Duration:  80 minutes (approx.)
A unique and highly entertaining tour of Old Town Edinburgh. Your guide is Alexander Clapperton (deceased), who was an Edinburgh Cemetery Director during the 1840s.


  • Ghost and gore evening walking tour of Edinburgh’s Old Town
  • Your ghostly guide is a deceased cemetery director from the 1840s
  • Ghostly encounters with the Mad Monk of Cowgate, Agnes Fynnie the Witch and the fearsome Highlander
  • Tour includes copy of best-selling 'Witchery Tales' book by Adam Lyal (deceased)
  • Professional ghostly guide

What You Can Expect

Ghost and Gore Walking Tour of Edinburgh

Ghost and Gore Walking Tour of Edinburgh

Mr Clapperton takes a light-hearted look at Edinburgh's dark past, telling tales of tortures, punishments, witchcraft and invasion as he leads you through the Old Town's atmospheric closes and courtyards. En route, there will be a demonstration of several authentic torture devices, and ghostly encounters in the form of the notorious Mad Monk of the Cowgate, Agnes Fynnie the terrifying witch, the regal Blue Gowned Beggar, the ghastly Foule Clenger (plague collector) and the fearsome Highlander.

Beware! This walking tour takes place in the cobbled streets of Edinburgh in all seasons. In the interests of safety please dress appropriately and wear sensible shoes. You come on this tour at your own risk and it is not for the faint hearted.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

It was a great time the evening that we took the tour. We have taken several others in other cities and this seemed to be better than the others. It was not scary. The two had a good report with each other. The tour helped us to understand the early history of the city and the problems that it was having. We read the book and it was very enjoyable. We would reconment it to those who want to take a night tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

These guys were so funny! Learned a lot! Would go on this tour again!!

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