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Ghost and Gore Walking Tour of Edinburgh

21 Reviews

  • Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 80 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3830WITCHERY1
A unique and highly entertaining tour of Old Town Edinburgh. Your guide is Alexander Clapperton (deceased), who was an Edinburgh Cemetery Director during the 1840s.
Mr Clapperton takes a light-hearted look at Edinburgh's dark past, telling tales of tortures, punishments, witchcraft and invasion as he leads you through the Old Town's atmospheric closes and courtyards. En route, there will be a demonstration of several authentic torture devices, and ghostly encounters in the form of the notorious Mad Monk of the Cowgate, Agnes Fynnie the terrifying witch, the regal Blue Gowned Beggar, the ghastly Foule Clenger (plague collector) and the fearsome Highlander.

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.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
The Royal Mile, Edinburgh
Departure Time:
(time may vary)
Return Details:
Tour finishes within 1 minutes walk from the departure point

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Ghost and Gore Walking Tour of Edinburgh

Ghost and Gore Walking Tour of Edinburgh

  • Walking tour
  • The Witchery Tales Book, by Adam Lyal
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drink, unless specified
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Stephen C, August 2014

My family and I loved this tour. I would definitely recommend this tour to others as it was recommended to me. Our tour guide, Alexander Clapperton, unfortunately deceased and his assistant (who played several different roles) were just hilarious and told some great ghostly tales. Unfortunately, I didn't get our tour guide's name, but he was fantastic (young student age, long blonde hair) in his role. The gentleman who played each character was great as well. Well worth the time and money. I would highly recommend this tour while in Edinburgh.

Reviewed by: Deborah C W, July 2014

What a fantastic experience. Highly recommended for all ages!

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Tour code: 3830WITCHERY1