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Murder and Mystery Walking Tour of Edinburgh

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  • Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 75 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3830WITCHERY2

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.


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  • Small-group tour

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.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
The Royal Mile, Edinburgh
Departure Time:
7:00pm October 1 - March 28
(time may vary)

9:00pm March 29 - September 30
(time may vary)
75 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Tour finishes a 5 minutes walk away from the departure point

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7pm Winter Departure
Code: 3830WITCHERY2N

Murder and Mystery Walking Tour departing at 7pm , October 1 to March 29

USD $14.72
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9pm Summer Departure
Code: 3830WITCHERY2N1

Murder and Mystery Walking Tour departing at 9pm, March 30 to September 30

USD $14.72
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Murder and Mystery Walking Tour of Edinburgh

Murder and Mystery Walking Tour of Edinburgh

  • Walking tour
  • Copy of the Witchery Tales Book, by Adam Lyal
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Natcball31, January 2016

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

Reviewed by: Abigail H, 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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Tour code: 3830WITCHERY2