Edinburgh Murder & Mystery Walking Tour

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Edinburgh Murder & Mystery Walking Tour


Enjoy Edinburgh's most chilling walking tour, hosted by the ghost of the city's most infamous highwayman, Adam Lyal

Go back in time as you walk along the picturesque cobblestone streets of the old city

Learn tales of deceit, horror, and the supernatural that once dominated the streets of Edinburgh

Leave with a complimentary copy of Adam Lyal's book, "Witchery Tales"


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  • Edinburgh Murder & Mystery Walking Tour

    Duration: 75 minutes

    Starts at Meeting Point ( More details, Show on map)

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See the supernatural side of Edinburgh on a 75-minute walking tour. Pay attention as your ghostly guide, Adam Lyal, leads you through the picturesque cobbled streets of the old city, delighting you with tales of ghosts, witchcraft, and body snatching.


Take a thrilling trip through the supernatural past of Edinburgh on a historical walking tour guaranteed to make your heart beat faster. On this 75-minute murder mystery tour, listen up as your ghostly guide–the infamous deceased highwayman Adam Lyal–leads you through the old city, pointing out the places where questionable things have occurred.

As you head through haunted alleyways and dare to walk through dark courtyards, you will visit the scenes of horrific tortures, murders, and supernatural happenings. Your guide will tell you tales of executions and torture, ghosts and witchcraft, and share with you the history of the notorious 19th century trade of body snatching.

As a special gift, you will also take home a copy of Adam Lyal's own bestselling book, "Witchery Tales."

What's Included:

• Qualified ghostly guide
• Copy of the best-selling book, "Witchery Tales," by Adam Lyal

What's Not Included:

• Hotel pick-up and drop off

Good to Know:

Reconfirm the booking, either by email or telephone (0131 225 6745).
Present voucher on arrival.
Arrive 5 minutes before scheduled departure time.
Wear appropriate footwear (you will be walking on cobblestoned streets).

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  • Rating: 5 “absolutley brilliant”

    Reviewed by Lauren – Westhoughton, United Kingdom on April 23, 2015 Me and my boyfriend went on the tour yesterday and it was brilliant. I love all the ghostly stuff and Edinburghs history! Very factual and VERY entertaining!! Wouldn't mind going on the tour again!! Even went to the tour shop the day after and the member of staff was excellent!!! Highly recommend!! Well done guys.

  • Rating: 5 “Very good storyteller!”

    Reviewed by Synnove – Lillehammer, Norway on April 19, 2015 Nice walk!

  • Rating: 4 “Funny but not value for money”

    Reviewed by ben – United Kingdom on April 18, 2015 I enjoyed the tour, the tour guide was great. Funny and we had fun but as far as a ghost walk goes this wasnt what i expected. We didnt really go anywhere other than some dirty allyways- previous ones i have been on include a graveyard or orher similar 'haunted' location. This had none of that. I feel bad for not saying it was fab because the tourguide was good but it felt like a waste of money.

  • Rating: 5 “funny and scary”

    Reviewed by Katharina – Germany on April 12, 2015 It was an exciting tour with some scary and even more funny moment. Definitely recommend for everyone who wants a another kind of bedtime story.

  • Rating: 5 “Fantastic.”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer – United Kingdom on April 7, 2015 Great tour, nice slow paced walk around Edinburgh, don't venture too far. very interesting.
    Tour guide had a great sense of humor, sarcastic and teased every one a little bit. Good mixture of factual history and comedy.

    Not scary at all, but there is another actor to keep and eye out for. ;)
    Children attended and seemed to really enjoy themselves!!

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  • “Very good storyteller!”

    “Nice walk!”

    SynnovefromLillehammer, Norway

  • “It was an awesome experience!!!”

    “The Guide was great and we learned a lot about the mysterious past of the City! I would highly recommend this tour!”

    DanielafromKöln, Germany

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