Edinburgh Ghosts & Gore Walking Tour

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See Edinburgh's darker side with Alexander Clapperton, leading you through the courtyards and closes of the old town. Entertaining you with tales of witchcraft, punishments, executions and invasions.


  • Discover Edinburgh's ghostly side in the company of a deceased cemetery director
  • Experience plenty of laughs and maybe a few frights
  • Enjoy a tour that's fun for the whole family


Your ghostly guide is the deceased Alexander Clapperton, who was an Edinburgh Cemetery Director during the 1840s. Mr Clapperton will take you on a light-hearted journey through Edinburgh's dark past, telling tales of tortures, plague, witchcraft and invasion as he leads you through the Old Town's atmospheric closes and courtyards. En route Mr. Clapperton will introduce some Edinburgh characters summoned from the mists of time - so be prepared for a few laughs as well as the odd fright! Meeting point: Outside 'The Witchery by the Castle' restaurant, 352 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NF (some days in July & August we meet at our shop due to music concerts and the Military Tattoo being held at Edinburgh Castle). End point: Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1


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Important Information

  • Guests should arrive 5 minutes before scheduled departure time
  • Please wear appropriate footwear (you will be walking on cobblestoned streets)
  • This tour will take place rain or shine.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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