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Edinburgh Real Fear Ghost Tour: Old Town, Cemetery, and Underground Vaults

Highlights
  • Get a new perspective on a famous city
  • Discover parts of the Old Town overlooked by most tourists
  • Hear captivating tales from your guide
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Edinburgh Real Fear Ghost Tour: Old Town, Cemetery, and Underground Vaults
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Overview
See a different side of Edinburgh on this ghost tour of the city's medieval Old Town. Discover hidden alleyways and lanes as your guide (in period costume) recounts and sinister tales of the city's dark past and its murderers, witches, and grave robbers. Visit a haunted graveyard then go underground into the South Bridge Vaults where people once lived and worked—and, more gruesomely, bodysnatchers stole corpses.
What to Expect
Your tour begins on the Old Town's Royal Mile, where you meet your guide, who is dressed as one of the city's notorious characters.
Following your guide as they recount the dark secrets of the Old Town, head down the lanes and narrow wynds (alleyways) that were once the heart of Edinburgh's slums. Discover the true stories of the people who lived in these cramped quarters, as well as some of the mysteries that persist to this day.
Walk through a graveyard that is believed to be haunted; examine some of the fascinating details written on the gravestones, and absorb the spooky atmosphere.
Next, go deep underground into some of Edinburgh's famed vaults that made up an underworld city in the 18th century. Feel the atmosphere of those dark days come alive before returning to street level where tour concludes back on the Royal Mile.
Reviews (34)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Absolutely amazing!!!

My partner and I were up from England for a few days, decided to do a ghost tour! Only a small group which was great as it was more intimate, however we were told there can be bigger groups. John our guide (Major Weir) was...More

1  Thank David O
786beccap, Public Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks, David! We really appreciate this excellent review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Scary enough for Tweens and Teens

My boys who are at the pre teen and teen age group think nothing can scare them, well they were wrong! They were very scared by the stories and especially the vaults. It has backfired on me as they cannot sleep in their own rooms...More

1  Thank ginkgank
Becca P, Public Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for this great review. We hope your kids sleep in their own rooms soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Good fun

Booked this for a bit of fun and enjoyed it. The guide Jane Weir was great and very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. As other reviews have said, it is a script that the guides learn off by heart but Jane was also able to answer further...More

Thank Laura M
Becca P, Public Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

You're right, leave poor wee Bobby's nose alone! Glad you had fun.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great history of Edinburgh

Took my parents on the Real Fear Ghost Tour while they were visiting and while it is not very scary at all, the history is very interesting and it is fun getting to experience the graveyard and streets of Edinburgh at night while learning about...More

2  Thank anagabycruz
Becca P, Public Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for this fantastic review, glad you enjoyed yourself!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Get ready for the heebiee jeebie!!

Explore and learn about the dark side of Edinburgh's history! Our guide was not only informative but she was entirely captivating. She took us through the dark streets and kept us completely involved with all the stories. Loved it and would definitely go again, hopefully...More

1  Thank Hamza J
Becca P, Public Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review!

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