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Edinburgh Witches & History Walking Tour

Created with Sketch. Tourist Information Ticket Kiosk, Opposite Deacon Brodies Tavern, 300 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, UK
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1hr 15mins

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Family Friendly, First Timers, Night Hawks

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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.

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

The term Witch is most commonly associated with the Female of the species… but in these modern times and indeed in cases throughout history male Witches can also be simply referred to as Witch!  So whether Witch, Warlock, Wizard or Sorcerer, whoever you are, we invite everyone to join this magical coven. 

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 speciality might be. 

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. 



Please Note: The wearing of Witch hats is optional.



*Entrance not included


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


  • Knowledgeable & Entertaining Character Guide
  • Secret Free Gift


  • Entrances to buildings

Meeting Point

Created with Sketch. Tourist Information Ticket Kiosk, Opposite Deacon Brodies Tavern, 300 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, UK


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


Based on 7 reviews
Very Good


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



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.



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




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


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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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.



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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Adult £12.00
Child £8.00
Concession £10.00
Family £35.00

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