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

Ghost and Gore Walking Tour of Edinburgh

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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A note from Ghost and Gore Walking Tour of Edinburgh
On 14th September, the Scottish Government introduced a gathering limit of 6 people from 2 households. This ruling means no single booking can be taken for more than 6 people (max of 2 households). Children under 12 from within the 2 households will not be counted in the new limit of 6 people.
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Updated 16/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
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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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
Important Information
Departure Point
The Witchery by the Castle, 352 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NF, UK
Duration
1h 20m
Return Details
Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1, UK
Inclusions
  • The Witchery Tales Book, by Adam Lyal
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drink, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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CCC wrote a review Dec 2020
12 contributions5 helpful votes
I had an amazing night with the famous deceased Alex Clapperton as our guide, telling us all the gruesome facts and tales of Edinburgh Old Town. Despite we had a small tour (only 3 people), Mr Clapperton still did a great job to keep everyone entertained. I will certainly join
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Rachael wrote a review Dec 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
What a brilliant way to spend an evening in Edinburgh! We laughed and gasped our way through the tour and learned so much about the city’s darker history. And we even got a book of gruesome and spooky tales to take home with us! Cannot recommend this fantastic tour enough.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Carmen P wrote a review Dec 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
Excelent tour with very scary and interesting stories told by very kind and funny people. We really enjoyed it and strongly recomend it
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Ainsley M wrote a review Nov 2020
Cumbria, United Kingdom11 contributions19 helpful votes
Fun, interactive and educational. The tour guides clearly love their jobs. We went as a couple however it would be great for children too.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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amaricooper wrote a review Oct 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom3 contributions4 helpful votes
Great fun and full of interesting facts + gore. A real life horrible histories experience. Alex Clapperman (deceased) skillfully knitted together amusing anecdotes with well researched historical details. A fantastic way to get to see Edinburgh off the beaten track. Thoroughly
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Date of experience: October 2020
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By: Cadies & Witchery Tours
DaliaLore
DaliaLore
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Fun Tour
We did the tour on Saturday night, everything was very fun, informative with plenty witchy tales and gore stories f
Michael W
Michael W
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Incredibly amusing and informative
Incredibly amusing and informative! The charisma between our guide and his sidekick was hilarious and had improv t
The Boxes S
The Boxes S
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Family fun in the heart of Edinburgh
We weren’t really sure what to expect but anything that can keep a 6 year old, 11 and 13 year old as well as us adu
345aurem
345aurem
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fascinating, very funny... and too short!
It was a mix of witchery and murder tour fascinating and very funny vast knowledge, passionate (dead) guides too sh
Kaarsel
Kaarsel
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A warm, witchy welcome to Edinburgh.
The best hosts and guides! Very funny and great for a repeat too. Did the tours thrice now and they're worth it eve
josephWVP
josephWVP
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Mind blowing
This tour was probably the most enjoyable thing I did in Edinburgh. Maybe the most enjoyable thing ive ever done...
lovesdanny
lovesdanny
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Good humored shop
We enjoyed the staff in the shop. They were very friendly and joked around with us. We got an awsome dragon head th
robklms
robklms
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Scary, of course, but more importantly funny as hell
Hands down best tour I’ve ever done! Scary enough to feel a bit nervous, not too haunting either. Wonderfully told
319livm
319livm
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Edgar
Our tour guy, Edgar was really good! He brought some humour into the tour which was great. Would 100% recommend. De
lazza508
lazza508
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Witchery murder and mystery walking tour (Adam Lyal)
Great fun, very informative and useful in understanding the history of Edinburgh. Adam Lyal (deceased) hosts the to
seansJ1292MX
seansJ1292MX
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Walking tour
Anyone reading this needs to get on board and go on this tour. It was fantastic and by far the most enjoyable tour
FellowTraveler824527
FellowTraveler824527
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Jim Wilson
Excellent tour. My children and I loved it. We were very impressed and amused by the 'mad monk' and the tour guide
K3974BNjanej
K3974BNjanej
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Murder & Mystery
Fantastic tour! Well worth going on. Adam Lyal was brilliant at telling the storys of Edinburgh murder & mystery. B
AndrewH529
AndrewH529
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Brilliant- don’t bother with the others book this tour!
Brilliant tour, we’ve done other tours and have to say this was the best! The ghost of Adam Lyle and his creepy sid
930bilalt
930bilalt
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Witch
Had a fantastic time. Highly recommended! Didn’t take us that long but was nice to go through some old streets (clo
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