Ghosts of Edinburgh: A bloody past

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Embark on a haunted Edinburgh adventure where you will follow clues to discover striking places and local creepy stories. 

Play this city exploration game and you'll go on a journey through some of the city’s most haunted places, including Greyfriars Kirkyard, the site of the Nor’ Loch and West Bow.  

Are you ready for a haunted walk around Edinburgh?

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  • Best at night
  • Please be cautious of traffic
  • Don’t enter the places, not part of the experience
  • If parents/guardians, filter the content for kids
  • Use the phone flashlight for clues if needed

Places you will visit


It will take you

46-76 mins

You will walk

4600 steps

Total distance

3.5 km


  • Visit the most haunted places in town

  • Discover Edinburgh’s dark and bloody past, from the Great Scottish Witch Hunts to the Burke and Hare murders

  • Learn about the haunting stories of the Wizard of West Bow, the Grey Lady, George Mackenzie and more

  • Explore the many sites where public executions were held

  • Visit the hall containing a book made of William Burke’s flesh


You are a black staff with a human head. You belong to Major Thomas Weir, the infamous Wizard of West Bow and one of Edinburgh’s most prominent ghosts.  

The once respectable Major was known for his impassioned sermons before confessing to unspeakable crimes in the 17th century. His ghost haunts the West Bow for all eternity, wielding you with his mighty bloodlust. 

But now he has gone missing, you suspect in search of redemption. You must bring him, and those who might have aided him, to heel.

Game route

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Joel Gutteridge

01 May 2023
A lot of fun and very informative! a must do experience in Edinburgh!

Héloïse Colomb

27 Apr 2023

Shauna Dunne

03 Apr 2023


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