Guided tour

Edinburgh: Witches and History Old Town Walking Tour

Activity provider: Witches Tours

Edinburgh: Witches and History Old Town Walking Tour

Activity provider: Witches Tours

From US$ 14.51 per person

Discover the history and legends of Edinburgh's medieval Old Town on this witchcraft-themed walking tour. Be led by your in character guide to sights like Edinburgh castle and St Giles Cathedral.

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Duration 70 minutes
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  • Be captivated by storytelling delivered by an authentic character guide
  • Explore the dimly lit streets and spooky wynds of Edinburgh’s Old Town
  • Feel your spine shiver as you hear the fascinating history of Scottish witches
  • Travel back through the ages as you see Edinburgh castle and Grassmarket
  • Immerse yourself in the spooky and the strange on a witchcraft-themed tour
Full description

Uncover the magical history of Scotland as you explore the secrets of Edinburgh's Old Town with a costumed guide on this walking tour. Hear the secrets behind locations like Lady Stairs Close, Grassmarket, and Candle Maker Row.

Find your witch-costumed guide easily and begin your walking tour. Hear historical tales that focus on witchcraft. Explore the Old Town and make your way to castle hill to admire the ancient Edinburgh castle.

Walk down Lady Stairs Close to view the the Writers Museum which pays tribute to the authors Robert Burns, Walter Scott and Robert Louis. View the imposing Gothic architecture at St. Giles Cathedral. Stroll thorugh Parliament Square and past the colorful shops on Victoria Street.

Tread lightly as you will walk on the grounds where mysterious and sometimes sinister events occurred like the Greyfriars Kirkyard graveyard. Go down Candle Maker Row and finish your tour in one of the oldest parts of the city, Grassmarket.

  • Costumed guide
  • Free Gift
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet your witch-guide near St. Giles Catherdral, outside Cafe Nero, opposite the Mercat Cross:

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • The tour runs rain or shine
  • The wearing of a witch hat is optional
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 44 reviews

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Our guides name was Nyx and she was absolutely wonderful! Very animated delivery and her talk was easy to follow, lots of interesting facts and tipbits, we felt engaged and interested the whole time. Loved her outfit and energy and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience :D Would absolutely sign up for another tour from her

October 28, 2022

speedy, theatrical, entertaining and engaging

November 19, 2022

Our guide was funny and brilliant! i learnt a lot about history if scotland today. Definitely recommend this activity. Fun and different!

November 9, 2022

Product ID: 408976