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.
In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.
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. https://g.page/thewitcheryed