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Ghost and Gore Walking Tour of Edinburgh provided by Cadies & Witchery Tours

Ghost and Gore Walking Tour of Edinburgh

Ghost and Gore Walking Tour of Edinburgh
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Throughout Britain, Edinburgh is renowned for its gruesome history. Delve deeper into the city’s past on a walking tour that focuses on ghosts and gore. Led by a costumed guide, this tour reveals spooky stories that you’re unlikely to find in the guidebook and includes a souvenir copy of a book that details Edinburgh’s history of witchcraft.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 20m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • See a different side of Edinburgh Old Town on a walking tour
  • An ideal choice for travelers with an interest in the paranormal
  • Exploring after dark heightens the atmosphere
  • Hear stories and legends that you're unlikely to find elsewhere
What to expect
  • As the evening sun begins to set, your tour of Edinburgh’s spirited sites and horrific history begins.  Meet your guide – Edinburgh’s infamous (and dead!) 19th-century cemetery director, Mr Clapperton – on the Royal Mile and brace yourself for a fiendishly funny walk through the dimly-lit cobbled streets and courtyards of old town Edinburgh.   As you admire the nocturnal nature of the capital city, listen to Mr Clapperton’s spooky tales of witchcraft, torture, plague and invasions. You will meet some colourful characters from the city’s past in the form of ‘jumper-ooters’ such as the Mad Monk of the Cowgate, a monk badly burned in a 17th century monastery fire, and Agnes Fynnie, a witch burned at the stake in 1641. You will also learn about invasions to Edinburgh coutsey of Rhuari McLeod, a wild and bloody Highlander, and Jimmy Tamson, a young man known for burying lots of dead bodies during the 17th-century Black Plague. As well as meeting a lively array of ghoulish characters from Edinburgh’s past, you will once again witness public demonstrations of spine-tingling torture devices that ‘enjoyed’ centuries of common use.  A few ‘volunteers’ will be required!  By the end of this light-hearted 80 minutes, you’ll look at Edinburgh’s darker history in a very different way! To remember your experience, you will take home a complementary copy of the fascinating ‘Witchery Tales’ book by Adam Lyal (deceased).
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 20m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See a different side of Edinburgh Old Town on a walking tour
  • An ideal choice for travelers with an interest in the paranormal
  • Exploring after dark heightens the atmosphere
  • Hear stories and legends that you're unlikely to find elsewhere
What to expect
  • As the evening sun begins to set, your tour of Edinburgh’s spirited sites and horrific history begins.  Meet your guide – Edinburgh’s infamous (and dead!) 19th-century cemetery director, Mr Clapperton – on the Royal Mile and brace yourself for a fiendishly funny walk through the dimly-lit cobbled streets and courtyards of old town Edinburgh.   As you admire the nocturnal nature of the capital city, listen to Mr Clapperton’s spooky tales of witchcraft, torture, plague and invasions. You will meet some colourful characters from the city’s past in the form of ‘jumper-ooters’ such as the Mad Monk of the Cowgate, a monk badly burned in a 17th century monastery fire, and Agnes Fynnie, a witch burned at the stake in 1641. You will also learn about invasions to Edinburgh coutsey of Rhuari McLeod, a wild and bloody Highlander, and Jimmy Tamson, a young man known for burying lots of dead bodies during the 17th-century Black Plague. As well as meeting a lively array of ghoulish characters from Edinburgh’s past, you will once again witness public demonstrations of spine-tingling torture devices that ‘enjoyed’ centuries of common use.  A few ‘volunteers’ will be required!  By the end of this light-hearted 80 minutes, you’ll look at Edinburgh’s darker history in a very different way! To remember your experience, you will take home a complementary copy of the fascinating ‘Witchery Tales’ book by Adam Lyal (deceased).
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3830WITCHERY1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • The Witchery Tales Book, by Adam Lyal
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drink, unless specified
Duration
1h 20m
Departure details
  • The Witchery by the Castle, 352 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NF, UK Meet outside the Witchery Restaurant, 5-10 minutes before the start of the tour.
  • Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1, UK
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must always be accompanied by at least one adult.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Inclusions
  • The Witchery Tales Book, by Adam Lyal
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drink, unless specified
Departure details
  • The Witchery by the Castle, 352 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NF, UK Meet outside the Witchery Restaurant, 5-10 minutes before the start of the tour.
  • Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1, UK
Duration
1h 20m
Return details
  • Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1, UK
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must always be accompanied by at least one adult.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    The Witchery by the Castle
    352 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NF, UK
    Meet outside the Witchery Restaurant, 5-10 minutes before the start of the tour.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Cadies & Witchery Tours
  • You'll end at
    Lawnmarket
    Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1, UK
    See address & details
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katedempster
Dundee, UK3 contributions
Excellent night
Oct 2021 • Friends
Interesting entertaining and engages all the family from kids to grandparents. Highly recommend have done a couple of tours now and will definitely be back
Written October 22, 2021
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Felicityfish
London, UK3 contributions
Watch out for the mad monk!
Oct 2021 • Couples
Went last night on this tour and it was so good we barely noticed the torrential rain! The hosts were funny, knowledgeable and kept us hooked for almost 90 mins. Was sad to finish the tour it was so good. Suitable for all ages but remember to bring all weather clothing!
Written October 15, 2021
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Colin M
2 contributions
Gory fun
Fantastic evening tour with two teenage daughters. Great fun, and the mild rain only added to the atmosphere. Highly recommended
Written October 14, 2021
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Karen G
Aberdeen, UK77 contributions
Highly recommend and great for kids/teens
Here for a few days in Edinburgh with my 14 year old (goth) daughter. So hard to find things that she would enjoy doing as too old for kids activities and too young for the pubs. We both LOVED this tour!! It was really funny and interesting. Both guys were superb in their roles. Would definitely recommend. Their shop is great too! My daughter would have bought one of everything if she had the money.
Written October 14, 2021
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rabbitstew42
cleethorpes1 contribution
Lovely wee walking tour
Oct 2021 • Friends
Thoroughly enjoyed this! Was informative with lots of surprises on the way. Easy enough for old and young to manage.
Written October 13, 2021
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Mags M
1 contribution
Edinburgh's Must-Do Ghost Walk
Oct 2021
Great tour for families. The right balance between gore and horrible history facts for all ages. Very entertaining. Great for both visitors to Edinburgh and residents.
Written October 10, 2021
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Richard D
1 contribution
Must do tour
Oct 2021 • Couples
This tour was brilliant! Made learning about history fun and entertaining with lots of surprises and jokes. Would definitely recommend going on this tour!
Written October 9, 2021
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Linda E
1 contribution
Best Edinburgh Witchery Tour....ever!
Oct 2021 • Family
Easy to book and love that no paper was involved! Entertaining, informative and such good value for money. My son celebrated his 16th birthday and this will be a night he will never forget... they generously gave him a present too. I originally come from Edinburgh and loved going off the beaten track, up and down the closes of the Old Town...Mr Clapperton really knows his history and he spoke so eloquently and our ghost appearances made our night,
who doesn't love of hearing and experiencing ghosts and gore comedy style.....we laughed out loud! Good for the soul.
An absolute must for visitors to Edinburgh.
Written October 6, 2021
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Yan Ferreira
1 contribution
An incredible after dark experience
Oct 2021
We had such a great time with Mr Clapperton and co., I wasn't expecting a walking tour to be so funny and entertaining.
All the characters were great, especially "Agnes the Witch".
Highly recommended.
Written October 5, 2021
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Andy L
4 contributions
I'm a wizard
Oct 2021 • Couples
Great tour. Really interactive. Fun and factual. I got to be Andy the wizard 🙂 highly recommend for all
Written October 3, 2021
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Our Edinburgh highlight
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