Murder and Mystery Walking Tour of Edinburgh

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Murder and Mystery Walking Tour of Edinburgh information and booking

from
$15
Duration
75 minutes
Departs from
The Royal Mile, Edinburgh
Returns to
Tour finishes a 5 minutes walk away from the departure point
Time of departure
7:00pm October 1 - March 29(time may vary)9:00pm March 30 - September 30
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Tour description provided by Viator

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.

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.

What's included

  • Walking tour
  • Copy of the witchery tales book, by adam lyal

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks