Witch Hunt


Join us for Witch Hunt as we tell stories of the people accused and executed as witches, and why witch hysteria really took hold in Scotland. You’ll hear about women who were persecuted by their communities, ostracised, and banished because they were thought to have magical powers. You’ll also learn about what happened when they refused to confess that they had any knowledge of witchcraft.

We’ll be providing graphic descriptions of torture and executions which may not be suitable for all audiences – recommended age 13+.

Tour starts at the Old Steeple and runs on Thursdays @ 6.15 pm, Fridays @ 6.15 pm & 7.30 pm and Saturdays @ 5 pm & 6.15 pm (plus extra dates on Halloween weekend!) from Thursday 1st September until Saturday 26th November. Private group tours are available on request – contact us for more information. See below for more details.


✅ Explore Dundee’s history with 2 local storytellers
✅ Learn about women who were persecuted and executed for witchcraft
❌ Not appropriate for young children

This walking tour takes place in Dundee city centre, starting at the Old Steeple and ending at the Howff cemetery.

Tour is recommended for ages 13+ (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult). Graphic descriptions of torture and execution included.

Start point: The Old Steeple (St Mary’s Tower), Overgate

End point: Howff Cemetery, Meadowside.

Accessibility info: There are some cobbled and uneven surfaces and a few steps into the Old Steeple. Get in touch if you have any questions about accessibility.

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