Edinburgh witches old town walking tour and underground vault

Edinburgh witches old town walking tour and underground vault

Based on 1 reviews
Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Do this because
  • 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 at locations such as Edinburgh Castle, Lady Stairs Close, West Bow and Victoria Street
  • Descend beneath the streets and enter the underground vaults at The Lost Close
  • Immerse yourself in the spooky and the strange on a witchcraft-themed tour
What to expect

Discover the wicked history of Scotland as you explore Edinburgh’s Old Town, from the streets above to its underground vaults. Join your bewitching guide on this spellbinding walking tour.

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 final 15 minutes of the tour will involve 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 vault, where you will enjoy the remaining tales of the tour, dates back to 1742, offering a window into the past, and providing a fitting end to an immersive exploration of history and enchantment.

Don't miss this walking tour, an opportunity to delve into the city's fascinating past, honour those who suffered, and embrace the magic of discovery.

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What's included
  • check Guided walking tour

1 Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK

Meeting point:
Please meet your guide in front of Caffè Nero.
What to remember

Not suitable for:

  • wheelchair users and anyone who has difficulty walking due to uneven streets and steps

Know in advance:

  • children under 5 are welcome on this tour and don't require a ticket
  • the tour has a maximum capacity of 25 people

Remember to bring:

  • comfortable walking shoes
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

What people say about this experience



Based on 1 reviews from verified customers

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - February 2023


    Overall rated


    The best tour i’ve ever been to. The witch was amazing and told the stories so passionatly