Walking tours

Murder and Mystery tour of Edinburgh

Availability: Daily
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Discover the scenes of many gruesome tortures, murders and supernatural happenings
  • Explore the streets of Edinburgh with your mysterious guide
  • Explore the fascinating history of Scotland's capital under the cover of darkness
What to expect

Visit the scenes of many horrific tortures, murders and supernatural happenings on this award winning tour of historic Old Town Edinburgh. Your guide, under the cloak of darkness, is infamous Edinburgh highwayman, Adam Lyal (deceased), who was executed in Edinburgh on the 27th March 1811.

Mr Lyal will lead 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. The subject matter may be dark but 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 "jumper-ooters" provide guaranteed ghastly appearances! You can expect a truly terrible bunch of ghouls to be lurking in the shadows.

With your tour, you'll also receive a copy of the bestselling 'Witchery Tales' book which is essential bedtime reading and an ideal way to delve further into Edinburgh's darker history.

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What's included
  • Guided tour
  • Copy of the 'Witchery Tales' book
Reduced price
  • Children (5-15 years old): Reduced
Meeting point:

Meeting point: Please meet your guide in front of The Witchery Restaurant near Edinburgh Castle. (352 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NF, United Kingdom)

What to remember
  • Please remember to confirm your booking at least 24 hours before the scheduled start date
  • 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
  • Admission may be refused to guests who are drunk or intoxicated, verbally or physically abusive to tour staff or other guests, under 16 years of age and unaccompanied by an adult or persistently disruptive
  • The guide may eject any guest who breaches these conditions while the tour is in progress. No refunds will be given
  • You can visit The Cadies and Witchery Tours wee shop (84 West Bow, Victoria Street, EH1 2HH) for some more information on the tour or to pick up some gothic goodies
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  • This tour runs daily
  • The departure time varies from season to season, please refer to the calendar
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The Cadies & Witchery Tours
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 7 days before the activity begins.

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