Murder and Mystery Walking Tour of Edinburgh

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Murder and Mystery Walking Tour of Edinburgh
from £11.00
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.
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In Brief

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
1 hour 15 minutes
Get inside tips from a local
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Small-group tour
Important InfoInfo
Visit the scenes of many horrific tortures, murders and supernatural happenings on this award winning 'outdoor' 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 is from a different location between July 29 – August 24, except Sundays.


  • Copy of the Witchery Tales Book, by Adam Lyal


  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks

Departure Point

The Witchery by the Castle, 352 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NF, UK

Returns To

Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1, UK

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

a group of us, aged 12-82 thoroughly enjoyed it. Informative and fun. Would definitely recommend this tour.
• Submitted 04 Sep 2019
An entertaining tour of nighttime Edinburgh - and detailed information on the darker history of the city. The ghost popping out at various locations was juvenile - my daughter loved it though.
• Submitted 05 May 2018
Funny and informative. Enjoyed it a lot!
• Submitted 25 Mar 2018
This tour was a lot of fun.
• Submitted 25 Mar 2018
This walking tour was great and we were so glad we took the tour. Adam is great! This is a must if you are in Edinburgh. Thank you for a great night.
• Submitted 16 Jan 2018
One of the best ghost tour we had been on!
• Submitted 07 Jan 2018
Fun tour, was a great way to spend the evening, bunch of laughs and a few scarings xD . Adam and the Foul Clenger were great guides, funny informative and friendly, would defo recommend.
• Submitted 24 Nov 2017
Cheesy and fun for the whole family. Learn the unique history of a place in an hour or too. Great way to spend your first night in a new town.
• Submitted 22 Oct 2017
Our guides' performance was much appreciated! I would recommend this tour to my friends.
• Submitted 13 Oct 2017
This tour was amazing our guides were super knowledgeable and very entertaining highly recommend!!!
• Submitted 10 Oct 2017
it was fun and enjoyable. The pace was just right for us as we went from place to place.
• Submitted 03 Aug 2017
Great tour! Highly recommend if you want a unique and fun way to learn about the city!
• Submitted 07 Jul 2017
This tour was so funny and informative of the history of Edinburgh's dark side. They do a great job of giving a historical background while making it so fun. Give this tour a chance if you have a free night in Edinburgh.
• Submitted 06 Jun 2017
Great informational and entertaining tour. I would take it again.
• Submitted 26 Dec 2016
Very fun and informative. Very diverse group of people on the tour from 8 years old to 50s. I'd take this tour again.
• Submitted 06 Dec 2016
Lots of fun. Our guide had some great stories and a nice walking tour of the city. The book was a great bonus
• Submitted 04 Dec 2016
An excellent tour for all the family. There was quite a lot of steep walking and steps. An hour was just about right.
• Submitted 28 Oct 2016
This tour is great !
• Submitted 25 Oct 2016
Very funny and informative! Would have loved a longer tour, as it was so much fun. You could tell that the guides enjoyed what they did and it showed in their pride of their product. Definitely a bargain!
• Submitted 04 Oct 2016
We had the Best time. We recommend 100% Worth every dollar
• Submitted 20 Sep 2016
Cool tour with our ghostly guide trying his best to spook us. Though I must say his partner scared more onlookers of the tour then ourselves.
• Submitted 06 Sep 2016
Absolutely fantastic. The guys who did our tour were so bloody funny and engaging. My husband and I took our 3 kids in their 20's on this tour and we thought they would be bored. Quite the opposite ... we were all laughing on the tour and even the next day. Plus, they really did share a lot of very interesting and informative stories about the history of Edinburgh. Thanks for the great tour guys!!
• Submitted 03 Aug 2016
Super fun....highlight of my 12 year olds UK trip!!!
• Submitted 11 Jul 2016
Tour was very enjoyable, and the young men leading the tour put a lot of effort into making it so. It might not be everyone's cup of tea as it is given a comedic twist but our family loved it.
• Submitted 21 Jun 2016

In Brief

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
1 hour 15 minutes
Get inside tips from a local
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Small-group tour

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