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Greyfriars Cemetery

Greyfriars Cemetery Tour

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

An afternoon stroll full of surprising historical tales in Edinburgh's most famous graveyard. Find out the meanings behind the imagery on some of the 17th Century tombs and visit the graves of some lesser-known yet fascinating characters including the lecturer who taught Charles Darwin, an actor buried in full theatrical costume, and a First World War ace pilot. We might, in passing, also point out the graves with possible links to a certain boy wizard and to a dedicated dog. This is an ever-evolving tour with new information provided to our guide every week from our resident genealogist.

  • 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

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.

From £16 per adult

Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

January — December

Contact details

The Cadies & Witchery Tours

84 West Bow (Victoria Street)
Scotland, UK

Tour information


  • Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh & The Lothians
  • Scotland




  • Walking


  • Private
  • Small Group (1-16)


  • English


  • Architecture
  • Art
  • City
  • Crime
  • History
  • Literature
  • Walking

Tour prices

From £16 Per Adult £12 Per Child

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Prices are subject to change depending on season

Tour Stops

The Cadies & Witchery Tours

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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