4.5 star rating: Recommended 165 Reviews

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  • Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Duration:  75 minutes (approx.)

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.

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

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Brilliant - we had a fab experience, highly recommended

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

a very fun and amusing tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Amazing! My stomach still hurts from all the laughing! Adam Lyal is soooo great! Everyone should do this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Fabulous! Do it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Well worth the money. Light hearted and funny, suitable for my kids aged 14 and 11. Would highly recommend

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

I would recommend anyone visiting Edinburgh to book this tour. was very informative and extremely funny.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

We really enjoyed the tour and the 'monk' was hilarious!Lots of information about parts of Edinburgh that we hadn't seen before.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

highly entertaining and informative. would recommend that everyone does this tour

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Tour code: 3830WITCHERY2

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