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.
- Get inside tips from a local
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- 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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7pm Winter Departure
Murder and Mystery Walking Tour departing at 7pm , October 1 to March 29
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9pm Summer Departure
Murder and Mystery Walking Tour departing at 9pm, March 30 to September 30
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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
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Marianne H, 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!!
Reviewed by: Jason H, July 2016
Super fun....highlight of my 12 year olds UK trip!!!