Join an enlightening 1hr 10min walking tour through the Old Town of Edinburgh.
Discover the wicked history of Scotland. Explore the secrets of this medieval city with your bewitching guide on a spellbinding city walking tour!
Our enchanting guide will take you on a journey into the past and bring to life the stories of Edinburgh’s real-life witches and the great injustices that befell them.
In a tour that brings together history, magic and a sense that we can learn from the past, you are sure to fall in love with the city, its hidden gems and its fascinating, sometimes chilling, past.
Student/Senior (65yrs +)
*Additional children £5
Meet your witch guide on the Royal Mile, in the shadows of St. Giles’ Cathedral.
That’s directly outside Caffé Nero at 1 Parliament Square, 192 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1RF.
Please arrive at least 5 minutes early to check-in. No-shows will not be refunded.
Our guide (Eris) was very funny and we went to very interesting places. I liked that there was something for everyone (historical and fictional) and there was encouragement for people to support the campaign that fights for people accused and convicted under the Witchcraft Act. Highly recommend!
Lisa (aka Eris) was a great guide. Very informative and a great character. She also took the time afterwards to talk to me more about the movement to right to the wrongs of the past in regards to the accused and gave me so interesting things to look up in my free time. The history was very interesting, and the jokes were cute. Loved how engaging she was. Didn’t feel like you were being talked at, but we’re actually part of her conversation. I would definitely recommend this tour.
AMAZING TOUR! Our guide Chloe was an amazing story teller! They kept in character and kept everyone engaged, we feel like we really learned a lot ! The tour took us to some really beautiful and historic spots, 10/10 would recommend.
The tour was led by "Emerald" and done completely in character as a benevolent witch. It takes roughly an hour and will teach you some nice facts about Edinburgh's history - not all of them witch related. Our tour guide was extremely enthusiastic and funny. Highly recommended..
Brilliant story telling, my 8 year old daughter said it was the best thing she had done! Eris, our witch guide was absolutely brilliant, she stayed in character the whole time and was very knowledgeable on the city’s history. She really made the tour!!
Terry (witchname: Emerald) was a fantastic, witty and witchy guide. The weather was awful but easily forgotten by her energy and humour. 10 out of 10 can recommend for a funny, historical and magical tour. It was a bewitching and enchanting hour and a half with an enthusiastic guide.
The tour was brilliant, informative and full of little historical details that really made it stand out. Chloe (I really hope I remembered that right) was a brilliant tour guide and had a presence and enthusiasm that really helped with the tales that she was telling. We only found out later that it was her first night and she was phenomenal. I would heavily recommend the tour to anyone interested in the witchy history of Edinburgh.
Fun and interesting tour round and about Edinburgh old town. Lots of interesting stories of Edinburgh’s murky past. As a local, some I already knew of but still learned loads I did not and explored places I hadn’t been!
Our tour guide was Terry and we were really impressed with the way she delivered this tour experience. She was extremely enthusiastic, entertaining and rather funny in her commentary. We particularly enjoyed some of the amusing names she called us. The tour itself was well structured and very interesting. We felt that she gave the victims of the past a voice and an element of justice. Thank you for a very enjoyable tour, we will definitely recommend 👌