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The Witches of Edinburgh Tour

Product ID: 97101
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Follow in the footsteps of some of Edinburgh's most famous witches and hear how witchcraft was used to win wars, help find a long lost husband and much more. Learn just how some rituals were performed including bloodletting and more.
About this activity
Duration 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the museum of Scotland
  • See the oldest wicca shop in Edinburgh
  • Encounter some of the narrow closes and "wynds" off the Royal Mile
  • See real human remains once used for rituals
  • See the place where Outlander was filmed
Full description
Learn all about the witches of Edinburgh on an immersive tour that explores how witchcraft was used in the city from 1590 until 1690. Follow your guide to some of Edinburgh's most mysterious sites and learn more about the city's most famous witches.

Hear how and why they become witches and how they were treated by others. Journey through the supernatural and discover how they practiced their craft. Visit the site where most of them met their fate, see the city's oldest wicca shop and encounter some of the spooky wynds (alleys) off the Royal Mile.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Museum visit
  • Try your hand at Dowsing
  • Read the witches rune stones
  • Visit to a real witches shop, if open on the day

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

National Museum of Scotland, Chamber Street, Edinburgh. Meet your guide next to the red iron beam on Chamber Street, which can be found just across from the zebra crossing.

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