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Edinburgh Witches and History Walking Tour

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This entertaining walking tour features historical tales, with a focus on those relating to Witchcraft, the spooky and the strange. Your guide will be a character witch who will captivate you with this engaging often enlightening and ultimately uplifting experience.

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.

*Please Note this is an outdoor walking tour and entrance to these buildings is not included.

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, Castle Hill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG Scotland

Find out how the city of Edinburgh was formed and discover the impact of a certain baby born within the castle walls.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Witches well, Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh EH1 2ND Scotland

Pay your respects at the Witches Well after hearing of the atrocities that occurred on Castlehill.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Lady Stairs House Lady Stair's Close Lawnmarket Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PA Scotland

Learn about Scotland's literary legends in the shadows of the beautiful Writers Museum. Discover what life was like in the Old Town during the medieval period.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB Scotland

Head down the Royal Mile and learn of more witches from History as you look down towards the shores of East Lothian.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St Giles' Cathedral, High Street Historic Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1RE Scotland

Hear about St Giles himself and of a despised building that no longer stands. Another witch story leads you into a bit of background on Mary Queen of Scots and her arch enemy John Knox

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Victoria Street, Victoria St, Edinburgh EH1, UK

A captivating story of a Warlock who lived on this street... which later would become the inspiration for a certain magical alley in a well known Wizarding world.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: 21 Grassmarket Old Town, Edinburgh EH1 2HS Scotland

Hear the unlikely story of another infamous Edinburgh resident of the past.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, UK

Another atmospheric street to explore as you discover the history of the area and are invited to consider how the image of the witch has evolved.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Greyfriars Kirkyard, Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QQ Scotland

Visit multiple locations within the gated graveyard and hear tales of history; spooky and morbid, interesting and inspiring. Scottish history and legends.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1, UK

Return to Grassmarket to conclude your journey of discovery... before being sent off into the night to continue your own adventure.

Duration: 5 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers who cannot navigate the cobbles, steep streets and steps of Edinburgh's old town
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • The tour takes place completely outdoors and there is space for as much social distancing as you feel you would like.
  • Entertaining Character Guide
  • Secret Free Gift

  • Entry/Admission - Edinburgh Castle Esplanade
  • Entry/Admission - Lady Stairs House
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Mile
  • Entry/Admission - St Giles' Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Grassmarket

1 hour 15 minutes

Return Details
93 W Bow, Edinburgh EH1 2JP, UK

Voucher Info
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The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Witches & History Tours in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

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Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.