Step into Scotland’s rich and mysterious past on this captivating walking tour through Edinburgh’s Old Town. Led by an engaging character guide, this experience blends history and storytelling for an unforgettable adventure.
Uncover the stories of Scotland’s real-life witches, exploring their lives and the accusations they faced. This tour pays respectful homage to those wrongly accused of witchcraft, shedding light on the great injustices they suffered. You may even learn some facts about much-loved characters from Outlander and Harry Potter!
Adding to the intrigue, the tour will include an exclusive visit to “The Lost Close” — this recently discovered underground site has been cloaked in mystery since the Great Fire of 1824. The ancient vaults where you will enjoy the final tales of the tour date back to 1742, offering a window into the past, and providing a fitting end to an immersive exploration of history and enchantment.
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 👌