A History of Witchcraft in Edinburgh: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Departs: Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Taken in Edinburgh’s famous sites while hearing the history and folklore of witchcraft on this affordable self-guided walking tour.

• See where the Wizard of West Bow lived and walk in the footsteps of the women sentenced to death for witchcraft
• Hear from producer Katrina Milne who’s lead over 2000 clients on our tours since launching Travel Kat Tours in 2018
• Do it all in 75 minutes or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish
• Get unlimited use before and after your booking date
• Use the virtual tour option at home

Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code.

The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, just pop in your headphones and tap start. VoiceMap has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline.

Please note that this is a hilly walk.

What's Included

Lifetime access to this tour in English

Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata

VoiceMap App for Android and iOS

What's Not Included

Food and drink

Smartphone and headphones

Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 6 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.

What To Expect

Palace of Holyroodhouse
This self-guided audio tour begins outside the Palace of Holyrood. You'll hear about how to use the app and what to expect on the tour.

• Admission Ticket Free

Royal Mile
The tour follows a section of the Royal Mile from Holyrood House to the top of Castle Hill.

• Admission Ticket Free

The Scottish Parliament
The tour passes by the Scottish Parliament. You'll hear a bit about it while you walk.

• Admission Ticket Free

The tour goes into Bake House Close. You'll hear a bit about the close and about the history of witches before continuing the tour.

• Admission Ticket Free

John Knox House Museum
The tour passes by John Knox House. You'll hear about John Knox who fiercely supported the Scottish Witchcraft Act.

• Admission Ticket Free

St Giles' Cathedral
The tour goes around the outside of St Giles' Cathedral. While you walk, you'll learn even more history about witches and witchcraft including some of the torture methods used to extract confessions from suspected witches.

• Admission Ticket Free

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