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Greyfriars Cemetery Tour

From £15 per adult

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January — December

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An afternoon stroll full of surprising historical tales in Edinburgh's most famous graveyard.

Visit the graves of some of the lesser-known characters buried in Greyfriars Kirkyard, including the lecturer who taught Charles Darwin, the actor buried in full theatrical costume, and the First World War ace pilot.

Did you know Greyfriars cemetery has links to golf, the moon ... and turnips? Who was the mysterious Miss Cathcart? Who was the man who fought a duel in London's Hyde Park? Where is the bestselling novelist from the 1770s buried? Although not our main focus, we will also point out the graves with links to Harry Potter on this fascinating walk around Greyfriars cemetery.

  • Start time: 2:00pm
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour Size: Maximum of 8 people (plus guide)
  • Child: (12-15yrs), under 12yrs not allowed
  • Meeting point: Cadies & Witchery Tours shop
  • Note: This tour is with main guide only. If you are looking for a tour with a main guide and 'jumper-ooter', we recommend our Ghosts & Gore Tour.
  • Group discounts do not apply at present.

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.

Booking in advance is essential.

COVID-19 information

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.

Contact details

The Cadies & Witchery Tours
84 West Bow (Victoria Street)
Scotland, UK
Edinburgh Edinburgh & The Lothians Scotland
Private Small Group (1-16)
Architecture Art City Crime Ghosts and Supernatural History Literature Walking

COVID-19 facilities

  • Advance booking essential
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • Capacity limit
  • Hand sanitiser available to visitors & staff

Tour prices


  • £15 Per Adult
  • £12 Per child
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Prices are subject to change depending on season


Tour company information

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.

Opening times

Our shop/office is located at 84 West Bow (Victoria Street), EH1 2HH and open throughout the week, from 12-6pm Monday-Tuesday, and 12-8pm Wednesday-Sunday.

Booking in advance is essential.

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