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Visit the scenes of many horrific tortures, murders and supernatural happenings on this award winning 'outdoor' tour of historic Old Town of Edinburgh. Your guide, under the cloak of darkness, is famous Edinburgh character Adam Lyal (deceased), highwayman, who was executed in Edinburgh's Grassmarket on 27th March 1811. Mr Lyal leads you through the haunted alleyways and dark courtyards of Old Town Edinburgh telling tales of executions and torture, ghosts and witchcraft, and the notorious 19th century trade of body snatching. Although the subject matter is dark, Mr Lyal's approach is fairly light-hearted. With a ghost as your guide, there will no doubt be a few strange incidents on route, whilst our "jumper-ooters" provide guaranteed ghastly appearances! Beware! This walking tour takes place in the cobbled streets of Edinburgh in all seasons. In the interests of safety please dress appropriately and wear sensible shoes. You come on this tour at your own risk and it is not for the faint hearted. Please note: Due to a planned annual event in Edinburgh, the departure point is from a different location between July 29 – August 24, except Sundays.
Copy of the Witchery Tales Book, by Adam Lyal
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Tours meet outside The Witchery Restaurant, 352 Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 2NF ** Please note that from 29 July 2019 to 24 August 2019 (except Sundays 4, 11, 18 August), all tours will depart from the supplier's shop, located at 84 West Bow (Victoria Street), EH1 2HH. This is due to the annual Military Tattoo event and dress rehearsals taking place on Castlehill. Since this event will not be held on Sundays during this period, on those days, tours will depart from the usual meeting point - outside the front of 'The Witchery Restaurant' on Castlehill.
Tour finishes a 5 minutes walk away from the departure point