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COVID-19 Information

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From Monday 26th April 2021 we will be re-opening our shop in line with the Scottish Government’s guidelines.

Our walking tours will recommence from Thursday 29th April 2021.

The availability of tours will be limited until we gauge the demand for them and the maximum number of people on our tours will remain at a reduced level to allow for physical distancing. If you do not see your preferred date and time listed on our website, then do get in touch and we will see if something can be arranged.

Adam Lyal's Witchery Tales


Adam Lyal is fast becoming one of Edinburgh's most famous characters. No mean feat considering he was executed for highway robbery in the city's Grassmarket on the 27th March, 1811.

His book was published 177 years after his demise and is based on his well-known nightly old town 'Witchery' walking tours.

Inside you will find many authentic stories from Edinburgh's long and gory past. There are dark accounts of violence and crime, vivid descriptions of hangings and executions, the trial of the infamous body-snatchers Burke & Hare, information on plagues and disasters, and haunting tales of witchcraft and the supernatural.

As on his tour, Mr Lyal uses these stories to bring some of the character and atmosphere of the old town back to life. Visitors and locals alike are sure to enjoy the dark and wild side of Edinburgh's history in Adam Lyal's Witchery Tales.