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Royal Mile © Cadies & Witchery Tours

Murder & Mystery Tour

From £10 per adult

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September — March

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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 Alexander Clapperton (deceased), who was an Edinburgh Cemetery Director during the 1840s.

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

Although the subject matter is dark, Mr Clapperton'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 '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. 

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 currently open from 12.00 noon until 6:00pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Or you can book online at

Group discounts do not apply at present.

Contact details

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

Tour prices


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


Tour company information

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 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.

Opening times

Our shop/office is located at 84 West Bow (Victoria Street), Edinburgh, EH1 2HH and is currently open from 12:00 noon until 6:00pm, Tuesday to Sunday.

Booking a tour in advance is essential.

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