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  1. United Kingdom
  2. Scotland
  3. Edinburgh
  4. Royal Mile

Edinburgh: The Witches Tour

Product ID: 97101
Follow in the footsteps of some of Edinburgh's most famous witches and hear how witchcraft was used to win wars, help find a long lost husband and much more. Learn just how some rituals were performed including bloodletting and more.
About this activity
Duration: 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • See the National Museum of Scotland
  • Visit a witchcraft shop and get a rune stone reading
  • Enjoy a chakra reading and balance work
  • See real human remains once used for rituals
Full description
Learn all about the witches of Edinburgh on an immersive tour that explores how witchcraft was used in the city from 1590 until 1690. Follow your guide to some of Edinburgh's most mysterious sites and learn more about the city's most famous witches.

Hear how and why they become witches and how they were treated by others. Journey through the supernatural and discover how they practiced their craft. Visit the site where most of them met their fate, see the city's oldest wicca shop and encounter some of the spooky wynds (alleys) off the Royal Mile.
  • Guide
  • Museum visit
  • Try your hand at Dowsing
  • Read the witches rune stones
  • Visit to a real witches shop, if open on the day

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The tour begins next to the main door of the Tower Restaurant, National Museum of Scotland, Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF. Please note this is not the main door into the museum.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 35 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.1 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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The guide was fantastic and a real well of culture. The tour which should have lasted only 2 hours has turned into a tour of almost 4 hours where none of us has seen the passage of time so interesting. Thank you, we have learned a great deal about Scottish history, the history of religion and witchcraft. Really, we recommend with your eyes closed it was extraordinary and totally unexpected.

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September 24, 2019

The guide Frank was very kind and passionate when discussing the subject. The only thing that would be good to warn is that it is not a tour as such that you go for a walk, the two hours explain them to you in two rooms of the National Gallery and it is not that you are walking through the City.

August 20, 2019

December 17, 2019

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Product ID: 97101