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
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.
This was a fantastic tour. The guide had just the right approach - he was humorous but very knowledgeable and interesting. His partner was great too and added to the enjoyment. They involved the participants at just the right level and they were also good with all ages and people whose first language wasn't English and made sure everyone understood what they were saying. We really learned a lot and had a very enjoyable evening. It was excellent value for the price, especially as we were given a book as well. Thoroughly recommended.
Great fun for both adults and kids. The guides were informed and friendly and we would certainly recommend this tour.