Edinburgh: Witches Old Town Walking Tour & Underground Vault

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Discover the wicked history of Scotland as you explore the secrets of the Old Town with your bewitching guide on this spellbinding city walking tour in Edinburgh. Visit Edinburgh Castle and more.


  • Be captivated by storytelling delivered by an authentic character guide
  • 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
  • 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


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 The Edinburgh Witches and Underground Vaults - Old Town Walking Tour, an opportunity to delve into the city's fascinating past, honour those who suffered, and embrace the magic of discovery.


Professional character guide Visit the Underground Vault at The Lost Close

Important Information

  • The tour runs in rain or shine

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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