Edinburgh's history is filled with tales of ghosts, gore, and witchcraft, and this tour is enlivened by characters who leap out of seemingly nowhere when you least expect it. Two tours -- the 90-minute "Ghost & Gore" and the 75-minute "Murder & Mystery" -- overlap in parts. Scenes of horrific torture, murder, and supernatural occurrence in Old Town are visited, under the cloak of darkness. The ghost tour (May-Sept) departs nightly at 7 and 7:30pm, with the murder tour (year-round) leaving at 8:30, 9, and 9:30pm, all from the outside of the Witchery Restaurant on Castlehill.
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