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

    Live guide: English

    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 “Hilariously entertaining”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Helensburgh, United Kingdom on October 13th, 2014 We loved the tour tonight. The guide was brilliant, his cheesy jokes made the tour very entertaining and personal. The interactions with the monk were weird...but great!
    Wasn't my first time doing this tour and I'm sure it won't be the last. Thank for a great night :).

  • Rating: 5 “its a must !!”

    Reviewed by Arlene from GLASGOW, United Kingdom on July 31st, 2014 Its a must fantastic tour guide great fun for everyone ,would definitely recommend this to everyone of any age had a great time and learn abit about the history of Edinburgh too , I loved it thanks

  • Rating: 4 “Interesting and funny”

    Reviewed by Luis from Melilla, Spain on July 24th, 2014 The tour really worths its value. You are taken through the darker side or Edinburgh while listening to some of the most horrible stories from the past. But all of it with a sense of comedy and entertainment that makes you really have fun during the time it lasts.

  • Rating: 5 “This is an excellent light entertainment tour of Edinburgh's old town.”

    Reviewed by Glenda from Federal Way, United States on July 7th, 2014 Filled with interesting facts of Edinburgh's history, you can walk through the old town and get a better feel for how this cities historic events.

  • Rating: 5 “Hilarious, informative and thrilling!”

    Reviewed by Tracy from Braintree, United Kingdom on June 5th, 2014 Had a good laugh, "jumper - outer" was hilarious but also heard some spooky tales of Edinburgh! Heartily recommended if you don't want anything too serious!

  • Rating: 5 “A 'must do' tour when in Edinburgh!”

    Reviewed by H.J. from Abcoude, Netherlands on May 13th, 2014 Highlight of our family reunion trip to Edinburgh. Excellent 'ghostly' guide and 'accomplice'! Informative and entertaining - could have walked for another hour with them!

  • Rating: 4 “Fun way to discover alternative routes in edinburgh”

    Reviewed by Emanuela from Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom on March 26th, 2014 I found the tour very fun and a good way to discover alternative routes in Edinburgh. The guide was very good and told us many stories about past days!!

  • Rating: 5 “Excellent tour, lots of fun”

    Reviewed by Stella from New York, United States on December 15th, 2013 Fantastic guide with great knowledge, humor and insight of Edinburgh tales. This walking tour is informative and fun. Highly recommended.

  • Rating: 5 “Great night”

    Reviewed by David from HALIFAX, United Kingdom on November 16th, 2013 good performance by the narrator in appalling wet conditions.

  • Rating: 5 “Very entertaining and interesting”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Darlington, United Kingdom on November 11th, 2013 Very knowledgeable guide who made everyone feel welcome.

  • Rating: 5 “Overall great family tour, very enjoyable”

    Reviewed by Louise from wemyss bay, United Kingdom on November 5th, 2013 Booked this tour for a spooky Halloween experience and so glad I did. Not being a fan of anything too scary this was right up my street. Had fun, tour guide very knowledgable and had a couple of heart racing moments. Overall I would recommend this tour as a family experience or just to have a light hearted spooky experience. U won't be dissapointed.

  • Rating: 5 “It was an awesome experience!!!”

    Reviewed by Daniela from Köln, Germany on November 3rd, 2013 The Guide was great and we learned a lot about the mysterious past of the City! I would highly recommend this tour!

  • Rating: 5 “Worth every penny, and would highly recommend!”

    Reviewed by Caroline from Chelmsford, United Kingdom on November 3rd, 2013 Booked as a Halloween treat to end our day out in Edinburgh. We are a family of four, with 2 children aged 8 and 14. Having read the reviews we chose this tour for its lighthearted approach, and were not disappointed. The kids loved hearing some of the facts about the City, and the characters who lived there. Plus meeting a few along the way! Both of the guides were highly entertaining, and would thoroughly recommend this to anyone. The book received with the tour, is full of facts about Edinburgh, and gives a more in depth account of some of the characters and stories that we were told. Excellent value for money, and the highlight of our day in Edinburgh.

  • Rating: 5 “Really great guided tour”

    Reviewed by Tony from Billingham, United Kingdom on October 14th, 2013 Fantastic night tour of the dark side of Edingurgh centered around the old town area near the castle. Takes about 80 mins and involves quite a bit of walking. The guide and his "helper" who appears in various disguises do a great job of entertaining the group during the walk. Well worth the money

  • Rating: 5 “I recommend this tour.”

    Reviewed by Teresa from Cocoa Beach, United States on October 3rd, 2013 You'll see some places in Edinburgh that you won't find on your own. You'll learn, be made to laugh and be frightened just a little.

  • Rating: 5 “absolut empfehlenswert, ein highlight in Edinburgh”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Graz, Austria on September 21st, 2013 absolut empfehlenswert, ein highlight in Edinburgh

  • Rating: 4 “Just funny!!!!!!”

    Reviewed by Che from Zürich, Switzerland on April 28th, 2013 It was a gorgeous rain-free evening and both of the guides were extremely funny…Definitely recommend it. We'd take part in this tour again anytime. Best wishes from the two Swiss people, Cheerio

  • Rating: 5 “Pure Entertainment!”

    Reviewed by Steve from Washington, United Kingdom on March 6th, 2013 We were not sure what to expect,being taken round Edinburgh by a man in white make up, and his many costumed accomplice! However it was an excellent tour from start to finish.If you were going to look for downsides it wasn't the most scary tour if thats what you are into, and some of the locations were not the most exotic(back of a night club by a bin) But this was minor as it was very informative and hilarious, .perhaps if these two get sick of tours they can do comedy.Would definately recommend.

  • Rating: 4 “Great way to spend an hour and learn more about Edinburgh in a fun way”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Sidmouth, United Kingdom on January 14th, 2013 This was a really good tour, delivered by knowledge and enthusiastic guides with great senses on humour. They provided some really interesting insights into life in the city and clearly love their job!

  • Rating: 5 “Brilliant!”

    Reviewed by Viktoria from Blairs, Aberdeen, United Kingdom on December 3rd, 2012 It was funny, sometimes ran a shiver down your spine and informative. Really great tour!

  • Rating: 5 “great fun”

    Reviewed by Shaun from welwyn garden city, United Kingdom on November 1st, 2012 a bit of history a lot of humour a good family tour well worth the money

  • Rating: 5 “Fantastic!!!”

    Reviewed by Virginia from Edinburgh, United Kingdom on October 29th, 2012 Fantastic

  • Rating: 4 “Entertaining, interesting, really nice grave-digger as guide”

    Reviewed by Anna from Düsseldorf, Germany on October 11th, 2012 Entertaining, interesting, really nice grave-digger as guide. Sadly we didn’t do the catacombs. Otherwise great tour, not too long not too short.

  • Rating: 5 “Really good and interesting and also funny!”

    Reviewed by Marion from Mullingar, Ireland on October 5th, 2012 Very enjoyable, guide and ghosts were excellent, great fun

  • Rating: 4 “Fun and entertainment”

    Reviewed by Darina from Coventry, United Kingdom on August 28th, 2012 Enjoyable tour, funny and entertaining. The guide had a good knowledge of history and the stories of Edinburgh. A little bit scary too :-).

  • Rating: 5 “Scary, fun and informative”

    Reviewed by Ann from Delta, Canada on August 20th, 2012 This is an excellent tour that I would highly recommend. It give the history of some of the darker side of Edinburgh, a few scary surprises and lots of entertainment. Best done in the late evening.

  • Rating: 5 “The whole family enjoyed this, funny, entertaining and factual”

    Reviewed by Sally from Pinxton, United Kingdom on August 11th, 2012 we enjoyed this tour, it was very entertaining and the staff (characters) obviously enjoyed their roles wholeheartedly!!!! if you get the chance to do this tour in Edingburgh do so its fun. Also other ghost tours were around us at the same time and there were so many people in the tour that they could not possibly see or hear anything and this tour limit the numbers so everyone can enjoy it.

  • Rating: 5 “Get your scream on!”

    Reviewed by Maureen from Edinburgh, United Kingdom on August 7th, 2012 Great fun tour with the right mix of hilarity, screaming and gorey history! Went as a family group and there was something in it for everyone. Even my 15year old son, who does not impress easily, had a great time. I think its best to do it when it gets dark as this adds to the atmosphere. The price is reasonable and you get a wee book given to you as well. Even though I'm from Edinburgh and know many of the wee tales it's great fun doing it this way. thoroughly recommend it.

  • Rating: 4 “Very enjoyable and informative.”

    Reviewed by Ewa from Kincardine-on-Forth, United Kingdom on July 22nd, 2012 An interesting insight into Edinburgh's murky Past.

  • Rating: 4 “Entertaining 90 minutes with interesting Scottish history”

    Reviewed by Bertrand from Prescott, United States on July 4th, 2012 Learned more from this tour than from riding the tourist sightseeing bus.

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