Edinburgh’s Loathsome Lawbreakers: A True Crime Walking Tour




120 mins



Discover Edinburgh’s loathsome Lawbreakers in our spooky tour

Turn off your true crime podcast and join your criminally expert tour guide as you wander the streets of Edinburgh’s Old Town and help to decide who really is Edinburgh’s worst criminal?

Join us on this tour as we unlock the true tales of some of the most well known names in Edinburgh’s history as well as some of the more hidden criminals hiding behind the walls of
this gothic city. We will spend 2 hours wandering the streets of the oldest part of the city, visiting some of the burial sites of the stars of our stories in Greyfriars Graveyard, seeing the
location of some of their last moments at the sights of Edinburgh’s public executions and finally the locations and buildings that these true crimes took place in.

As you walk round the tour you will be putting some of Edinburgh’s absolute worst criminals up against each other as you, the tour’s jury, help your guide to unpick and solve these terrible crimes through an interactive quiz testing your true crime knowledge.

Great tour with Jenny. Really friendly and very knowledgeable. Would recommend the tour to anyone with an interest in Edinburgh’s dark side.
This virtual tour was a fantastic way to escape your home during covid! Our tour guide Jenny was engaging and funny throughout the event. The stories, pictures and ‘walk’ through town made me excited for the day when we can once again travel
Amazing virtual tour, really informative and would highly recommend. Full of facts and visuals. Jenny was a delight and was always available to take questions from others in the tour
Read less
Excellent tour. Jenny did a wonderful job. Strongly recommend! Some great stories and history about beautiful Scotland.
Very knowledgeable and entertaining! Jenny was very engaging and we thought the stories were very interesting. Thank you for the trip to Scotland from our London flat
Very good. The interactive tour guide was very good. I enjoyed the carnivorous cave dwellers tale. We look forward to doing this tour in person once things get back to some sort of normality.
Had an excellent time learning more about the dark secrets of Scotland. I joined wanting to hear stories about witchcraft and now have two more pubs to visit next time I am in Edinburgh. The other stories were very interesting and I didn’t realise there is more to Deacon Brodie than I first thought. Thank you Jenny for being a fantastic guide 🙂

Finally ending the tour at the site of what was once, The Tolbooth Prison, one of Edinburgh’s most prolific prisons and deciding as a group which criminal will be crowned once and for all as the absolute worst Edinburgh has to offer!

What’s included in our Edinburgh tour: 

  • a knowledgeable local guide taking you on the tour
  • an excellent interactive quiz
  • visiting locations like- Greyfriars Graveyard, Grassmarket, Victoria Street, Deacon Brodie’s
    Tavern & The Old Tolbooth Prison

Other key facts & info:

Price: £16.00
120 minutes
Time: Our Edinburgh tour runs daily at 7pm. Alternatively, if you’d like to book a private party for a time that suits you, simply get in contact.
Meet your guide at the William Chambers Monument, 45 Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF.
Minimum age: 
12 is recommended accompanied, although it’s ultimately up to the parent or guardian.

Group sizes: Our Edinburgh tour can run with a minimum of one participant. However, the maximum group size is 25.

Cancellations: If for any reason you want to cancel your ticket, please do so up to 24 hours beforehand for a full refund. 

What to bring: Simply show up in comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothing, and prepare to have fun!

Next steps:

Once you’re booked in, you’ll receive an email with your order confirmation, which will include the exact meeting point, and information. If you have any questions about our ghost tour of Edinburgh, feel free to drop us a line at any time via email or Facebook, or give us a ring.

Also available in the following languages:

Our Reviews

Trustpilot Reviews
Fever Reviews
TripAdvisor Reviews
Facebook Reviews
Get Your Guide Reviews
Google Reviews