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  • Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 75 minutes (approx.)
From USD $13.19

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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.

Highlights

  • 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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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Please meet outside The Witchery Restaurant
352 Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh

From Monday, July 31, 2017 to Saturday August 26, 2017 (except Sundays 6, 13, 20 August) departure will be from 84 West Bow (Victoria St), EH1 2HH
Duration:
75 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Tour finishes a 5 minutes walk away from the departure point

Pricing information

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7pm Winter Departure
Code: 3830WITCHERY2N

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

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9pm Summer Departure
Code: 3830WITCHERY2N1

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

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Murder and Mystery Walking Tour of Edinburgh

Murder and Mystery Walking Tour of Edinburgh

Inclusions:
  • Walking tour
  • Copy of the Witchery Tales Book, by Adam Lyal
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
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.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: don m, September 2016

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

Reviewed by: Shu Jun N, 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.