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Ghost and Gore Walking Tour of Edinburgh

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  • Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 80 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3830WITCHERY1
There are ghoulish goings-on in the ancient city of Edinburgh on this spine-tingling 1.5-hour tour, and the city’s spirits seem more restless than ever! Head up to the Royal Mile at dusk and meet the ghost of long-deceased Mr Clapperton — Edinburgh’s old cemetery director. Explore the cobbled passageways beneath Edinburgh Castle and hear tall tales from the city’s dark past. Keep your wits about you and enjoy a light-hearted look back in time through Edinburgh’s history. You never know who, or what, may leap out from the shadows...!
Meet the long-dead Mr Clapperton — Edinburgh’s cemetery director during the 1840s — near the city’s famous Royal Mile then head off along the cobbled streets and alleyways to begin exploring. Hear chilling tales of torture and witchcraft from the spirited Mr Clapperton, and learn of the departed souls sometimes seen along Edinburgh’s dimly-lit passageways.

Wander the atmospheric Old Town in the shadows of the imposing Edinburgh Castle. Enjoy demonstrations of authentic torture devices along the way and hear of their history from your guide, but don’t let your guard down! Keep your eyes peeled and your wits about you for ghostly apparitions from some of the city’s notorious ex-residents.

You might encounter characters from Edinburgh’s dim and distant past such as the notorious Mad Monk of the Cowgate, Agnes Fynnie the witch or the fearsome Highlander — Rhuari McLeod — who helped capture Edinburgh for Bonnie Prince Charlie during the 1745 Jacobite uprising.

Perhaps it’ll be young Jimmy Tamson who makes an appearance — a Scottish lad responsible for burying the dead when the Black Death spread through the city in the 14th century. It’s said that on quiet nights you can still hear the boy’s haunting cry on the air, “Bring oot yer deid, bring oot yer deid...”

Some say this ghostly walking tour is scary, while others find it funny. Either way, enjoy the shivers down your spine and ghoulish goings-on, and learn of Edinburgh’s rich history and heritage on route. After 1.5 hours of spine-tingling exploration, your tour will conclude a minute’s walk from where it began.


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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
The Royal Mile, Edinburgh
Departure Time:
7:00pm
(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
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Inclusions:
  • Walking tour
  • The Witchery Tales Book, by Adam Lyal
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drink, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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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