Edinburgh: Witches Old Town Walking Tour & Underground Vault

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1h 15min
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What To Expect

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.

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Important info

Service animals allowed. Public transportation options are available nearby. Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries. Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health. Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness. Not recommended for travellers who cannot navigate the cobbles, steep streets and steps of Edinburgh's old town. Not recommended for travellers with push-chairs or infants prams

What's included
Entrance to the Vaults at The Lost Close. Entertaining Character Guide. Guided Walking Tour
Cancellation Policy
can-cancel You can cancel your tour until a day in advance
Enthral Experiences
Meeting Point

Meet outside Caffé Nero, 1 Parliament Square.

Arrive 5-10 minutes early to check in for your tour. We are unable to provide refunds for no-shows. The start of the tour cannot be delayed due to operational reasons. If you anticipate running late, please contact us as soon as possible.