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Foule Clenger, Plague Collector
Old Town Edinburgh © Cadies & Witchery Tours

Ghosts & Gore Tour

From £10 per adult

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April — September

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Even Summer is scary with this outdoor tour of the Royal Mile's closes and courtyards, led by Alexander Clapperton (deceased) - merchant, philanthropist and cemetery director. 'Jumper-Ooters' provide guaranteed ghostly appearances!

Your guide is Alexander Clapperton (deceased), who was an Edinburgh Cemetery Director during the 1840s.

Mr Clapperton takes a light-hearted look at Edinburgh's dark past, telling tales of tortures, plague, witchcraft & invasion as he leads you through the Old Town's atmospheric closes & courtyards.

En route Mr Clapperton will introduce some Edinburgh characters summoned from the mists of time.

Tour lasts 80 minutes (approx.) and includes a copy of the best-selling 'Adam Lyal's Witchery Tales' book.

This tour currently runs on a limited basis and departs from outside the front of the Witchery Restaurant, 352 Castlehill, Royal Mile (near Edinburgh Castle), EH1 2NF. 

Booking in advance is essential.

How To Book

To make a booking, please visit our shop/office, located at 84 West Bow (Victoria St), EH1 2HH, where our ghosts will be happy to help you make a reservation. We are currently open from 12.00 noon until 6:00pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Or you can book online at

Group discounts do not apply at present.

Contact details

The Cadies & Witchery Tours
84 West Bow (Victoria Street)
Scotland, UK

Key facilities

Disabled Access Level Access
Edinburgh Edinburgh & The Lothians Edinburgh - City Centre
Private Small Group (1-16)
Family Ghosts and Supernatural History Walking

Tour prices


  • £10 Per Adult
  • £7.50 Per child
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Prices are subject to change depending on season


Tour company information

The Cadies & Witchery Tours

The Witchery Tours take a light-hearted look at Edinburgh's darker side, with tales of witchcraft, murder, plague and body snatching, told by your guide Alexander Clapperton (deceased). Blending history with humour and facts with fables, your ghostly guides will lead you through the Old Town's haunted closes and creepy courtyards, while our unique "jumper-ooters" provide guaranteed ghastly appearances! Our outdoor walking tours depart from outside The Witchery Restaurant, 352 Castlehill, Royal Mile (near Edinburgh Castle), EH1 2NF.

Opening times

Our shop/office is located at 84 West Bow (Victoria Street), Edinburgh, EH1 2HH and is currently open from 12:00 noon until 6:00pm, Tuesday to Sunday.

Booking a tour in advance is essential.

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