The Edinburgh witches and history guided walking tour
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The Edinburgh witches and history guided walking tour

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£12.00
Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover the wicked history of Scotland as you explore the secrets of the Old Town with your bewitching guide
  • Join a magic coven of Edinburgh witches on this spellbinding city walking tour
  • Visit the places where some mysterious and sinister events occurred including Edinburgh Castle, Lady Stairs Close, The Writers Museum and Greyfriars Kirkyard
What to expect

Discover the wicked history of Scotland as you explore the secrets of the Old Town on this spellbinding walking tour. Join your characterful witch-guide and listen to the legends and folklore of Edinburgh's medieval Old Town.

Meet your bewitching guide on Parliament Square along the Royal Mile, who will take you onto a journey into the past and brings to life the stories of Edinburgh's real-life witches and the great injustices that befell them. This tour brings together history, magic and a sense that we can learn from the past. Discover another side of the city with its hidden gems and fascinating, sometimes chilling history. You may even learn some facts about much-loved characters from Outlander and Harry Potter!

Explore the dimly lit closes and spooky wynds of Edinburgh's Medieval Old Town. Watch out on the cobbles as you lend your ear to terrible tales of the Witches of Scotland. Tread lightly as you walk the very grounds on which these mysterious and sometimes sinister events occurred.

On this outdoor walking tour, visit famous sights and hidden gems such as Castlehill, Edinburgh Castle, The Witches Well, Lady Stair Close, The Writers Museum, St. Giles Cathedral, Parliament Square, Victoria Street, Grassmarket, Candle Maker Row, Greyfriars Kirkyard and a numerous narrow closes and windy streets along the way.

There will be history and legends, hearsay and folklore. So, what are you waiting for? Unleash your magic on The Edinburgh Witches & History Walking Tour!

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • What's included
    • Guided walking tour
    What's not included
    • Entrance to buildings
    Where
    1 Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
    Meeting point:
    Please meet your guide outside Cafe Nero on the Royal Mile.
    What to remember
    • Please note this is an outdoor walking tour and entrance to the buildings is not included
    • Children under five years old are welcome on this tour and do not require a ticket. Please note that the cobblestoned streets and stairs may be inconvienent for strollers
    • Pregnant women and wheelchair users are welcome to join this tour however there are cobblestone streets and stairs that may be inconvienent
    • The maximum number of participants allowed per tour is 30 people
    • Service animals are welcome however must always be on a leash
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    Provider
    Scotland Ticket Services Ltd.
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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