Adam Lyal (Deceased)
by St Giles Cathedral, Royal Mile

Murder & Mystery Tour

From £10 PER ADULT

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January — December

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Venture through the darkened alleyways of the Old Town with Adam Lyal (deceased), a highwayman executed in Edinburgh on 27th March 1811. 'Jumper-Ooters' provide guaranteed ghostly appearances!

Your guide is Adam Lyal (deceased), highwayman, who was executed in Edinburgh on 27th March 1811.

Mr Lyal leads you through the haunted alleyways & dark courtyards of the Old Town telling tales of witchcraft, plague, tortures, hangings and body-snatching.

Some of Mr Lyal's ghostly chums lurk around the Royal Mile, waiting to leap out and frighten you.

Although the subject matter is dark, Mr Lyal's approach is fairly light-hearted. There will be a few laughs, as well as a few scares, while you hear about Edinburgh's sinister past.

Tour lasts 75 minutes (approx.) and includes a copy of the best-selling 'Witchery Tales' book.

This tour runs on a nightly basis and departs from outside the front of the Witchery Restaurant on Castlehill, Royal Mile (near Edinburgh Castle). 

Please note, that tour start times can vary from evening to evening and booking in advance is essential.

How To Book

To make a booking, please call our shocking staff on Tel: 0131 225 6745. Our lines are open from 10.30am until later in the evening.

Alternatively, you can also visit our shop/office, located at 84 West Bow (Victoria St), were our ghosts will be happy to help you make a reservation. We are open from 10.30am until later in the evening, 7 days a week.

Group discounts available - please contact us for further information.

Contact details

The Cadies & Witchery Tours
84 West Bow (Victoria Street)
Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Scotland, UK
EH1 2HH
Starting
Edinburgh
Length
1h
Hour
Transport
Walking
Type
Bespoke Large Group (31+) Medium Group (17-30) Private Small Group (1-16)
Languages
English
Themes
Family Ghosts and Supernatural History Walking

Tour prices

From

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

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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 guides Adam Lyal (deceased) and 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 walking tours run on a nightly basis and depart from outside the front of the Witchery Restaurant on Castlehill, Royal Mile (near Edinburgh Castle).

Opening Times

Our shop/office is located at 84 West Bow (Victoria Street), Edinburgh, EH1 2HH and is open from 10.30am until later in the evening.

Our tours run 7 days a week and booking in advance is essential.

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