Edinburgh Ghost Walking Tour: Mysteries, Legends and Murders

Edinburgh Ghost Walking Tour: Mysteries, Legends and Murders

Bestseller tour in Edinburgh! you will discover the dark legends, the alleys where the seventeenth century people lived and died during the Black Plague. Available Every Day on the Royal Mile.

from £12 per person

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Tour Description .

On the Edinburgh Mysteries, Witchery and Murders walking tour you will be introduced to Edinburgh’s gruesome past: tales of witches, murderers and graverobbers await you.

Join us in Edinburgh’s Old Town, where we will explore seventeenth-century alleyways and learn about how the Plague affected people living in this city. Travel back with us to a time when beaked doctors wandered Edinburgh’s dark alleyways and see for yourselves what it would have been like to live in plague-ridden 17th century Edinburgh.

When traveling through Edinburgh’s historic Old Town at night, it is not hard to picture its dark past. Hear tales of serial killers witch burnings, executions and torture.,

We will also take you to two old graveyards in Edinburgh, where you will hear of a different kind of plague: graverobbing. You would not have wanted to hang around these graveyard in late 18th century Edinburgh – often, the graverobbers were armed, as they could make good money selling corpses to the School of Anatomy.

We will also head across the North Bridge and into the New Town of Edinburgh, where we will show you amazing views across the Old Town and the Castle. Be prepared to be spooked when learning more about Scottish folklore and the Scottish fairies.

Edinburgh is said to be the most haunted city in Europe, but its real history is much darker than you would expect. This city’s past is full of dark tales and mysteries, and has attracted thousands of visitors over the years, so join us in exploring it further!

Adult(aged 16-64)
Concession & Student(aged 65+)
ChildUnder 14

Itinerary .

We have complete confidence in our professional guides,who deliver the stories of the city in their own unique, personal style. Therefore, their routes may vary slightly and cover different areas, but in most cases on the Edinburgh Mysteries, Witchery and Murders Walking Tour we will share with you:

  • Edinburgh’s Old and New Town
  • The Black Death
  • Graverobbers
  • Serial killers
  • Burke and Hare
  • Old Calton Hill Burial Ground
  • Canongate graveyard
  • Torture and executions
  • The Scottish Fairies
  • The witch hunts
Approximate time

The approximate duration of the tour is:120 min

Meeting Point .

351 High Street

Will meet at 351 High Street (Royal Mile), opposite St. Giles’ Cathedral with BLACK UMBRELLA

Would you prefer a Private Tour?

If you would like an experience tailored to you, we offer personalized packages with a variety of options. You can choose the duration of the tour, focus on specific aspects of the city’s history, and explore the locations that are of interest to you.

Private tour

From £12

What they think about this tour.

Manuel Garcia05 | 03 | 2023

Great tour, and really nice recommendations about local things

Connector6041247940126 | 02 | 2023

A super interesting tour with Raj, who was really knowledgeable and brought a funny side to the dark and creepy stories of Edinburgh.

Hannah12 | 02 | 2023

Sonia was a lovely tour guide! She told us many interesting things about Edinburgh's dark (so dark) history with much enthusiasm, would definitely recommend!! ^-^

fabiolavQ8107UB12 | 02 | 2023

Ever though we weren’t able to get both graveyards, the guide made it a super interesting and informative tour, a lot of stories and facts

AnnaStiady26 | 01 | 2023

Our tour leader is Raj, He mades the story of how scotland became part of british so interesting.I also enjoy his the scary telling story of how people being punished at old age, the hanging, witchecraft story and the story of the plagues. We just had a short stay in edinburgh, we are so happy to have this tour, many memorable stories to tell backhome. Raj is also so kind to give us information about interesting places to visit in our limited time.

Glin8325 | 01 | 2023

Ghost Tour was fab and very much enjoyed! Would recommend. Loads of interesting history and stories told by our guide Tommy

Keara DeKay24 | 01 | 2023

We loved the Dark Secrets of the Old Town walking tour with Sonia! Highly recommend, especially if you like spooky stories and a dark sense of humor!

linda_X385ZD24 | 01 | 2023

Tour guide was very nice he was funny gave us a couple of frights in graveyard the tour guide Tommy knew his stuff and we had fun

Laura Nguyen20 | 01 | 2023

Had an awesome tour with our guide Sonya! We learnt a lot about Edinburgh’s dark history. Sonya is an amazing storyteller and brought a lot of fun to the tour with her dark sense of humour. Highly recommended!

edina_133515 | 01 | 2023

This was my first guided tour experience and it was absolutely amazing! Our tour guy, Raj made sure to be accurate but still didn’t get boring even for a minute! He took us to places i wouldn’t have gone on my own, especially at dark, so I genuinely couldn’t be happier with the tour. He spoke about history with such great passion, that it was pure enjoy to listen to! Totally recommend it!

Fayeeleanor15 | 01 | 2023

Raj was a brilliant guide and very knowledgeable. We learned so much and it was really entertaining. Highly recommend

Salvatore Carlo Napoli20 | 12 | 2022

Sonia was a nice guide! She explained us the spookiest historical stories about the dark side of Edinburgh! We recommend it.