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Edinburgh Murder & Mystery Walking Tour

Product ID: 14417
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.
About this activity
Duration: 75 minutes
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Booklets
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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"
Full description
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."
Includes
  • Qualified ghostly guide
  • Copy of the best-selling book, "Witchery Tales," by Adam Lyal
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Tours depart from outside the front of 'The Witchery Restaurant,' located near Edinburgh Castle at 352 Castlehill (Royal Mile), EH1 2NF.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Unaccompanied minors
Know before you go
• Arrive 5 minutes before scheduled departure time
• Wear appropriate footwear (you will be walking on cobblestoned streets).
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 252 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Excellent - tops the Edinburgh Dungeons with tangy historical flavour

A friend and I were working in Edinburgh over the weekend. Unlike myself, he isn't into crime, gruesome murders or history. I suggested the walking tour for our last night, having been so impressed with the Adam Lyall experience back in 2016. My friend was outstanded by the performance they gave us and I found it better than before. He also found the history interesting which was a bonus! The experience dates back to 1985, a role which has been passed down from student-to-student is still going strong. £10 per person isn't much for a walking tour in Edinburgh (including a book to take away), there are plenty in the city doing Harry Potter and other histories but none have as much entertainment value as this. It's both funny and scary in equal measure. Would strongly recommend if you're a tourist, sightseer or just looking for something different to the usual spiel. My aunt recommended this to me and now I'm making my recommendation to whoever's reading this.

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11 June 2019

Fun night of history and scares all in one package (not too scary though just fun!) ...well worth the money and can’t wait to read the book. Guide and sidekick (don’t know how he ran up and down stairs and slopes without keeling over) were brilliant...all good fun and entertaining all the way .... give it a go

29 March 2019

We really enjoyed this tour - really informative, interactive and “dead” fun! Adam was a great guide and we even got a little book with more info for free :) really recommend it - learnt some pretty gruesome facts and stories but with good humour - thank you, from Charlotte and Adam :)

23 February 2019

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The Cadies & Witchery Tours

Product ID: 14417