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Edinburgh Murder & Mystery Walking Tour

Key Details

Tour Duration
75 minutes
Mobile Voucher Accepted
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Live Guide

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What You'll Do

  • 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"


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.

What to Expect

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

Meeting Point

Tours depart from outside the front of 'The Witchery Restaurant' - located at 352 Castlehill (Royal Mile), near Edinburgh Castle, EH1 2NF. Please note that from 3 August 2015 to 29 August 2016 (excluding Sundays), all tours will depart from 'The Cadies & Witchery Tours' shop, located on 84 West Bow (Victoria Street), EH1 2HH. This is due to the annual military tattoo event and dress rehearsals taking place on Castlehill. Since this event will not be held on Sundays during this period, on those days tours will depart from the usual meeting point - outside the front of 'The Witchery Restaurant' on Castlehill.

What to Remember

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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What Other People Are Saying(59 Reviews)

I highly recommend it

September 8, 2015
5.0/5 stars

The tour was awesome! The tour had a great way of explaining and telling the stories. It was a great way to see the city and learn all the tales. This was one of the best things we while our visit. I was a witch and I never knew until Adam pointed it out and demonstrated what the people did to witches back then - without really hurting me, obviously.

Great laugh on this evening tour

July 12, 2015
5.0/5 stars

The hosts were brilliant and engaging with the crowd, they were informative and entertaining. It was definitely value for money!

great and funny guide.

June 26, 2015
4.0/5 stars

Nice way to learn more about Edinburgh dark history, and to see the sicret small streets in the old city.

Informative and hilarious .

May 15, 2015
4.0/5 stars

An interesting introduction to Edinburgh life in times gone by. Guide and companion kept it light hearted whilst telling some of the more gruesome occurrences relating to the treatment of witches/murders etc. Folks of all ages from kids to pensioners took part and all seemed to enjoy it though some of those from other countries were somewhat bemused at times. Some expected a more serious approach to the historical facts. Overall, however, everyone seemed to enjoy it and the personalities and humour of the guides were much appreciated.

awesome evening

May 7, 2015
5.0/5 stars

the two guys did an amazing Job. I can totally recommend this tour

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