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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.

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

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 August 1 – August 27, except Sundays. Further details will be provided on the voucher.

Customer Reviews

don m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We had the Best time.
We recommend 100%
Worth every dollar

Shu Jun N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Cool tour with our ghostly guide trying his best to spook us. Though I must say his partner scared more onlookers of the tour then ourselves.

Marianne H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Absolutely fantastic. The guys who did our tour were so bloody funny and engaging. My husband and I took our 3 kids in their 20's on this tour and we thought they would be bored. Quite the opposite ... we were all laughing on the tour and even the next day. Plus, they really did share a lot of very interesting and informative stories about the history of Edinburgh. Thanks for the great tour guys!!

Jason H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Super fun....highlight of my 12 year olds UK trip!!!

Michael C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Tour was very enjoyable, and the young men leading the tour put a lot of effort into making it so. It might not be everyone and #39;s cup of tea as it is given a comedic twist but our family loved it.

Esther B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour guides were funny and entertaining!

alicia.m.martel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was hilarious! We had a brilliant time on this walking tour! Our guide, Adam Lyal deceased was phenomenal and very funny! There were a couple moments of jumpiness but it made the tour that much more enjoyable! We laughed the whole time. He was very knowledgeable about the history of Edinburgh, which was awesome! We saw some beautiful sights and even tho it was still light out - it was a great tour! I would recommend it to anyone!

John G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This was a fun and informational tour. Our kids are 11 and 13 and loved it!

Natcball31

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Very funny and a bargain for the price. Lots of information shared. Really enjoyed and would definitely recommend.

Abigail H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great tour - guide was really funny and engaging and we learned a lot. Definitely recommend for anyone interested in the darker side of history. Price includes a booklet going into the stories in more depth, which we both enjoyed reading later on. Few jump scares though so if you're a nervous one then watch your back, but it's really not that bad. Loved it and would definitely go again :

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