A Reunion with Death

Join us at Lauriston Castle for 'A Reunion with Death', the latest in Edinburgh Living History’s annual murder mysteries!

A Reunion with Death

About A Reunion with Death

Our murder mysteries are highly acclaimed, and this is a newly scripted play. They are set against the highly atmospheric back-drop of Lauriston Castle.

Several people who have not seen each other for a long time come together at the Laurels. Passions run high culminating in a death. Who was responsible, how and why? This is the latest in Edinburgh Living History’s annual murder mysteries. These are proving more and more popular so be sure to book early and bring your little grey cells with you.


Over 18yrs only. Tickets includes a glass of wine/processso on arrival and at interval.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for A Reunion with Death are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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