4.5 star rating: Recommended 20 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.

Please note: Due to a planned annual event in Edinburgh the departure point will be a different location between July 28 - August 23, except Sundays. Further details will be provided on the voucher.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

My family and I loved this tour. I would definitely recommend this tour to others as it was recommended to me. Our tour guide, Alexander Clapperton, unfortunately deceased and his assistant (who played several different roles) were just hilarious and told some great ghostly tales. Unfortunately, I didn't get our tour guide's name, but he was fantastic (young student age, long blonde hair) in his role. The gentleman who played each character was great as well. Well worth the time and money. I would highly recommend this tour while in Edinburgh.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

What a fantastic experience. Highly recommended for all ages!

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