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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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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 through Parliament Square and past the colourful 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, Grass market.

If you love witches and history then this walking tour is perfect for you!

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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



Professional actor-guide

Meeting Point


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

Know Before you Go


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

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May, 2024




August 26,2019

  • Tuesday
  • 9:00am - 10:00am
  • Lewis
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