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Murder and Mystery Walking Tour of Edinburgh

Highlights
  • Murder and mystery evening walking tour of Edinburgh's Old Town
  • Your ghostly guide is executed highwayman Adam Lyal who died in 1811
  • Tour the eerie alleyways and courtyards of the Old Town
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Murder and Mystery Walking Tour of Edinburgh
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Overview
Hear about murder and mayhem on this night walking tour of Edinburgh, led by a ghostly guide who mixes historical fact with fable and a dash of humor. Stroll along the eerie alleyways, cobbled streets and creepy courtyards of Old Town, and visit the sites of horrific happenings. Listen to entertaining tales of the supernatural while you’re guaranteed several ghastly appearances.
What to Expect
During this night walking tour of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town, a ghoulish guide leads you to supernatural scenes of murder, torture and other horrific happenings. Meet at a central location under the cloak of darkness and set out on foot, following your entertaining guide who plays the part of Adam Lyal, an infamous highwayman who was executed in 1811.

Venture through the dark alleyways and haunted courtyards while you listen to fearsome tales of ghosts, plague and witchcraft, including the notorious body snatching trade of the 19th century. While the subject matter is sinister and the tour is not for the faint of heart (surprise ‘jumper-ooters’ make ghostly appearances), the tone is lighthearted.

Bonus: At the end of your 75-minute tour, receive a copy of the book Witchery Tales.

Please note: Due to a planned annual event in Edinburgh, the departure point is from a different location between July 30 – August 25, except Sundays. Further details will be provided on the voucher.
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1 - 5 of 33 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent tour

Rating relates to type and price of business. A good mix of history, ghosts, gore and silliness. I took two teenagers from out of Edinburgh who thoroughly enjoyed themselves. I have lived in Edinburgh for 30 plus years and I enjoyed learning a few things...More

3  Thank alecw222
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fun

An enjoyable ,funny informative walking tour about the dark side of Edinburgh's past. Brought to life by Adam Lyle (deceased) and his sidekick.

3  Thank Lynne B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Fun and full of historical info

We took this walking tour with my parents (late 70s) and children (14 and 11). We all had a blast. When I tried to book the tour on my cellphone, it wouldn’t go through, so I called the tour directly. The gentleman was very helpful...More

3  Thank Sondi S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing Tour!

Tour was absolutely amazing. Guide was extremely funny, bought into his character and really leaned into it which is what you want from this type of tour. Had tons of great historical stories that were peppered with little facts that tell you he knows his...More

3  Thank Mattks3663
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile
Super entertaining, funny and informative!

I’ve been on this tour twice, 5 years apart and it is still as funny as ever! Our deceased ghostly guide Alexander(?) is surprisingly attuned to the present day while regaling us with tales of old! His sidekick was great too!

2  Thank Michstl
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