Take a look at Edinburgh's dark side, including tales of witchcraft, plague and torture on this Murder and Mystery Walking Tour of Edinburgh. Visit the scenes of many horrific tortures, murders and supernatural happenings as you walk along eerie alleyways an creepy courtyards of the Old Town. Your ghostly guide will blend history with humor and facts with fables, while "jumper-ooters" provide guaranteed ghastly appearances.
- 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)
Recent Photos of This Tour
Guide and his assistantPhoto by: mockingjay
Our GuidePhoto by: mockingjay
Adam Lyall and the MonkPhoto by: Anna B
Walking TourPhoto by: Janice H
the gruesome twosomePhoto by: george j
the jumper outerPhoto by: george j
057Photo by: Angela Q
Witchery tour - 16/01/2010Photo by: Lisa M
United Kingdom, 01 2010
Eerie Edinburgh: Murder and ...Photo by: Amanda P
United Kingdom, 06 2008
No, I am not a witch!!Photo by: Moniek F
Netherlands, 11 2007
You have to be afraid of me!!!Photo by: Moniek F
Netherlands, 11 2007
What You Can Expect
Visit the scenes of many horrific tortures, murders and supernatural happenings on this award winning tour of historic Old Town of Edinburgh. Your guide, under the cloak of darkness, is famous Edinburgh character Adam Lyal (deceased), highwayman, who was executed in Edinburgh's Grassmarket on 27th March 1811.
Mr Lyal leads you through the haunted alleyways and dark courtyards of Old Town Edinburgh telling tales of executions and torture, ghosts and witchcraft, and the notorious 19th century trade of body snatching.
Although the subject matter is dark, Mr Lyal's approach is fairly light-hearted. With a ghost as your guide, there will no doubt be a few strange incidents on route, whilst our "jumper-ooters" provide guaranteed ghastly appearances!
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.
Great tour, and a fun way to see and hear about some of Edinburgh's more gruesome tales!
Well worth the money! This trip was very entertaining. Adam did a great job and kept our interest for the whole trip. He shared with us some great information and really made us laugh. The tour was not scary at all, so it was perfect for families with young children. We even received a free copy of his book. Nice touch.
Fantastic tour. Our host was extremely funny and the scary bits were more comedy than frightening. We had our 11yr old with us and she had a great time too. Really educational as well. Learned and laughed in equal measure.
This tour was amazing! We got to learn a lot about the history of Edinburgh and were entertained the whole time! The tour guides were hysterical and kept us on our toes as they would jump out and scare us. If you enjoy laughing and having fun, this tour is for you! This was an incredible night and you definitely should sign up!!!!
This trip was more laughs than horror, which was ok by me. Of course there were places where the jumper tried to scare the tour, but it was all in good fun. My daughter and I enjoyed this tour.
Brilliant - we had a fab experience, highly recommended
a very fun and amusing tour
Amazing! My stomach still hurts from all the laughing! Adam Lyal is soooo great! Everyone should do this tour!
It was a fun-filled evening with Adam Lyall and his cronies. You'll learn a lot about Edinburgh's dark and dirty past. It's not meant to be scary so don't let that deter you from booking this great tour!
Fabulous! Do it!