Ghosts & Gore Tour
A gentle early-evening outdoor tour of Edinburgh's Royal Mile closes and courtyards, meeting some frightful but friendly 'Jumper-Ooters' with plenty of time to chat!
Your guide is Alexander Clapperton (deceased), who was a merchant, philanthropist and 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 90 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.
** Please note that from Monday 31st July 2023 to Saturday 26th August 2023 (except Sundays 6, 13, 20 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.
Also on 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 13th July 2023 there are music concerts at Edinburgh Castle so the tours will depart from the supplier's shop, located at 84 West Bow (Victoria Street), EH1 2HH.
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 open throughout the week, from 12-6pm Monday-Tuesday, and 12-8pm Wednesday-Sunday.
Group discounts do not apply at present.
This business has confirmed that they have implemented, and will ensure ongoing compliance with, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels protocols. The Safe Travels stamp is based on self-assessment and it is not a certification.
From £13 per adult
January — December
- Level Access
Covid 19 Facilities
- Advance booking essential
- COVID-19 risk assessment completed
- Capacity limit
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The Cadies & Witchery Tours
The Cadies & 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 5-star outdoor walking tours depart from outside The Witchery Restaurant, 352 Castlehill, Royal Mile (near Edinburgh Castle), EH1 2NF. https://g.page/thewitcheryed
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