Edinburgh Witches & History Walking Tour

Created with Sketch. Outside Cafe Nero, 1 Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
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Duration

1hr 10min

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Location

Edinburgh

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Experience

Family Friendly, First Timers, Night Hawks

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Languages

English

Overview

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!

Learn from a local Witch on the spellbinding Edinburgh Witches & History Walking Tour. Explore the dimly lit closes and spooky wynds of Edinburgh’s Medieval Old Town. Watch out on the cobbles as you lend your ears to terrible tales of the Witches of Scotland. Tread lightly as you walk on the very ground these mysterious and sometimes sinister events occurred. 

You will visit on your adventure; Castlehill, Edinburgh Castle*, Lady Stairs Close, The Writers Museum*, St Giles Cathedral*, Parliament Sq, Victoria Street, Grassmarket, Candle Maker Row, Greyfriars Kirkyard and a myriad of narrow closes and crooked streets along the way. (*Entrance not included)

There will be history and legends, hearsay and folklore. Listen in awe at these fascinating and chilling stories from the past. 

Learn from the very best Witch in town of the wicked history of Scotland. Travel back through the ages and even discover for yourself what your very own Witch specialty might be. So whether Witch, Warlock, Wizard or Sorcerer, whoever you are, we invite everyone to join this magical coven. 

So what are you waiting for? Unleash your magic on The Edinburgh Witches & History Walking Tour.

 

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This is a storytelling walking tour delivered by an entertaining character guide. Your witch guide will captivate you with this engaging often enlightening and ultimately uplifting experience. 

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Authentic Character Guide
  • Explore Edinburgh Old Town
  • Discover the history of Scottish Witches
  • Insights into Scots history

Included

  • Knowledgeable and Entertaining Character Guide
  • Secret Free Gift
  • Discover hidden gems

Excluded

  • Entrances to buildings

Meeting Point

Created with Sketch. Outside Cafe Nero, 1 Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK

FAQs

Will the tour be cancelled in bad weather?
No...the tour will run whatever the great Scottish weather throws at us. So please come prepared.
Is the tour accessible?
The streets of Edinburgh's old town are uneven and cobbled in parts. There may be steps involved so this should be taken into account. It can also be slippy when wet. Please take care.
Do people jump out to scare us?
No, this is a historic story telling tour.
How long is the tour?
Approximately 1hr 15mins
Is photography permitted on the tour?
Yes, please feel free to snap away... post your photos on social media and tag us for reposts and follows. Instagram, Twitter & Facebook: @WitchesTour
Where does the tour start?
Outside Cafe Nero
1 Parliament Square
192 High Street (Royal Mile)
Edinburgh
EH1 1RF

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bloopdedoop

04/04/2022

Would wholeheartedly recommend it...

Had a really wonderful time on tour today with my partner! Was actually having a bit of a panic attack before the tour (being in a new city, had a couple of stressful days, etc.) We booked this tour to have a bit of structure for our trip and the tour guide (Blair Witch was her "witch name" but I think she said her name is "Annie") was very knowledgeable and friendly. Went to a lot of very cool places and learned some great facts along the way. Would wholeheartedly recommend it - turned the entire day around for me.
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Joey

03/04/2022

Senator

The tour deserves more than the 5 stars that I'm allotted. The entertainment value is far and beyond what I expected and Annie's effort to keep everyone engaged was fantastic. I'm left wanting to know more and more about a new side of the city I've never know before. Shuffle on and book this tour!

Dan and kara

02/04/2022

Dan the danger witch of lions

This is a must!! A nice walk around some of the amazing buildings and points of interest, some are easy to miss without this tour. Highly recommend 5* not enough Love from us in london

Warren Edge

28/03/2022

Mr

A fabulous experience. We learned so much about Edinburgh's real social history. Our guide was both enthusiastic and engaging in her storytelling and - even though we were the only two people on the tour - keen to make sure we had a great experience. We would thoroughly recommend it to anyone looking to do something fun and enlightening at the same time.

Warren Edge

27/03/2022

Mr

Would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for a different and thoroughly fun and interesting way to learn some of Edinburgh's real, social history. We were the only people on the tour but that did not diminish the passion, warmth and enthusiasm with which our guide "Nix" told her tales. Nor the genuine friendliness with which she looked after us. A brilliant experience "witch" we will remember :-) I hope it gets the bigger crowds it deserves

Olive

23/11/2021
Great tour, we really enjoyed it! The tour guide really communicated her enthusiasm to us and made it both fun and informative. Would recommend!

Niru

21/11/2021

Spellbinding Historical & Fun Fact Tour of Edinburgh

Magically entertaining and historically educational walking tour with fun and interesting facts about witches in Scotland and Edinburgh through the ages! Loved it and would highly recommend for something a bit different to do for a evening. Our Guide was enchanting, enthusiastic and welcoming. The walk itself was not too arduous and the time flew by as we were kept engaged throughout.

Fatou

20/11/2021

Amazing!Brilliant and fantastic tour and history

I happened to run into them 15mins before the tour and it was an amazing experience.I enjoyed the tour and the guide was excellent.She made it really exciting, fun and Interesting.I Love her witchy costume and her passion and knowledge of Edinburg history.She gave us all a witch hat to keep.Thankyou and I will definitely recommend and do again when I’m down in Edinburg.Xx

Lochman

07/11/2021

Mr

Stunning experience about Edinburgh history and folklore I walked inside a dark graveyards and around misty lanes Very enjoyed

Shanae’a

03/11/2021
My friend and I went on this tour and it was so much fun! The tour guide was so great and easy to hear, which for me is always an issue. It was easy to find the location for the meet-up and staying with the walking tour was easy. Edinburgh is very hilly but the tour was designed so that we pretty much only went down. It poured rain on us the entire time but we still laughed, walked, and learned along the way. I highly recommend! Super great for kiddos and families as well as couples. It was fun to be a witch for a day.
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Derek

01/11/2021

Had a great time and learned something new

Best thing was our tour guide, who managed to keep us enthralled and enchanted despite the soggiest weather even Edinburgh has ever seen. Although I'm from here and knew some stories, I still discovered something new and I think anyone visiting would absolutely love it. You really get a sense of Edinburgh's scary (child friendly), bizarre and unique necromantic history and storytelling.

Koren

30/10/2021

Amazing tour and amazing tour guide.

Amazing tour and amazing tour guide. Lots of history facts too. Loved every step. Would do it again in a witches heart beat... would reccomend to any one and everyone.
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