1. United Kingdom
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  3. Edinburgh
  4. Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Ghosts & Gore Walking Tour

Product ID: 20540
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See Edinburgh's darker side on this tour hosted by a deceased cemetery director! Mr. Clapperton will lead you through the courtyards and hidden corners of the old city, entertaining you with tales of witchcraft, punishments, executions and invasions.
About this activity
Duration 80 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
Wheelchair accessible
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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  • Discover Edinburgh's ghostly side in the company of a deceased cemetery director!
  • Experience plenty of laughs and maybe a few frights
  • Enjoy a tour that's fun for the whole family
  • Receive a free copy of the best selling "Witchery Tales"
Full description
Your ghostly guide is the deceased Alexander Clapperton, who was an Edinburgh Cemetery Director during the 1840s. Mr Clapperton will take you on a light-hearted journey through Edinburgh's dark past, telling tales of tortures, plague, witchcraft and invasion as he leads you through the Old Town's atmospheric closes and courtyards.

En route Mr. Clapperton will introduce some Edinburgh characters summoned from the mists of time - so be prepared for a few laughs and well as the odd fright! The tour price includes a copy of the bestselling 'Witchery Tales' book - essential bedtime reading and an ideal way to delve further into Edinburgh's darker history!
  • Qualified Ghostly Guide
  • Copy of the best-selling "Witchery Tales" book by Adam Lyal (deceased).
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

When you get there

Meeting point

Tours depart from outside the front of 'The Witchery Restaurant,' located near Edinburgh Castle at 352 Castlehill (Royal Mile), EH1 2NF. Please note that from 29 July 2019 to 24 August 2019 (except Sundays 4, 11, 18 August), all tours will depart from the supplier's shop, located at 84 West Bow (Victoria Street), EH1 2HH. This is due to the annual Military Tattoo event and dress rehearsals taking place on Castlehill. Since this event will not be held on Sundays during this period, on those days, tours will depart from the usual meeting point - outside the front of 'The Witchery Restaurant' on Castlehill.

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Know before you go
• Re-confirmation of the booking is essential; either by email or telephone
• Guests must present voucher on arrival
• Guests should arrive 5 minutes before scheduled departure time
• Please wear appropriate footwear (you will be walking on cobblestoned streets)