• Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 75 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 14.16 View price calendar

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Hear about murder and mayhem on this night walking tour of Edinburgh, led by a ghostly guide who mixes historical fact with fable and a dash of humor. Stroll along the eerie alleyways, cobbled streets and creepy courtyards of Old Town, and visit the sites of horrific happenings. Listen to entertaining tales of the supernatural while you’re guaranteed several 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)

What You Can Expect

Murder and Mystery Walking Tour of Edinburgh

Murder and Mystery Walking Tour of Edinburgh

During this night walking tour of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town, a ghoulish guide leads you to supernatural scenes of murder, torture and other horrific happenings. Meet at a central location under the cloak of darkness and set out on foot, following your entertaining guide who plays the part of Adam Lyal, an infamous highwayman who was executed in 1811.

Venture through the dark alleyways and haunted courtyards while you listen to fearsome tales of ghosts, plague and witchcraft, including the notorious body snatching trade of the 19th century. While the subject matter is sinister and the tour is not for the faint of heart (surprise ‘jumper-ooters’ make ghostly appearances), the tone is lighthearted.

Bonus: At the end of your 75-minute tour, receive a copy of the book Witchery Tales.

Please note: Due to a planned annual event in Edinburgh, the departure point is from a different location between July 30 – August 25, except Sundays. Further details will be provided on the voucher.

Customer Reviews

Debra K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This walking tour was great and we were so glad we took the tour. Adam is great! This is a must if you are in Edinburgh. Thank you for a great night.

Eddie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

One of the best ghost tour we had been on!

Brandon C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Fun tour, was a great way to spend the evening, bunch of laughs and a few scarings xD . Adam and the Foul Clenger were great guides, funny informative and friendly, would defo recommend.

Leslie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Cheesy and fun for the whole family. Learn the unique history of a place in an hour or too. Great way to spend your first night in a new town.

Korinna S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Our guides' performance was much appreciated! I would recommend this tour to my friends.

Theresa R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This tour was amazing our guides were super knowledgeable and very entertaining highly recommend!!!

David W USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

it was fun and enjoyable. The pace was just right for us as we went from place to place.

Perry S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Great tour! Highly recommend if you want a unique and fun way to learn about the city!

Nikita D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

This tour was so funny and informative of the history of Edinburgh's dark side. They do a great job of giving a historical background while making it so fun. Give this tour a chance if you have a free night in Edinburgh.

Michelle P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Great informational and entertaining tour. I would take it again.

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