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The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour

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Explore the darker side of Scotland’s capital on this 75 minute early evening walking tour led by one of our enthusiastic guides dressed in period costume. Traverse the narrow, winding closes and eighteenth-century bridges lying just off the stately Royal Mile and discover their gruesome past; take a wander through the historic, but also haunted, Greyfriars Kirkyard and conclude your evening with a trip to our famous underground vaults where your guide will show you through the creepy chambers and share its secrets.
  • Explore Greyfriars Kirkyard and St. Giles’ Cathedral with your guide
  • Visit subterranean caves and tunnels normally closed to the public
  • Uncover underground vaults deep below the streets of Edinburgh
  • Listen as your guide shares tales from Edinburgh’s gruesome past
What to Expect
When darkness falls over Scotland’s ancient capital, make your way to the historic Royal Mile to meet your guide and begin your underground ghost tour. Follow your guide through Old Town’s shadowy lanes and cobbled courtyards, and take in top attractions including Greyfriars Kirkyard—considered to be one of the most haunted cemeteries in the world—and St. Giles’ Cathedral. Along the way, hear haunting tales of crime and punishment dating back through the centuries, and keep watch for otherworldly sightings of ghosts and ghouls. Next, head down into Edinburgh’s subterranean caverns with your guide. Discover 18th-century archways, hidden doorways, and underground vaults, and hear spine-tingling tales from beyond the grave. When your time in the undergrounds tunnels comes to an end, return to the Old Town to conclude your walking tour.
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Departure Point
124 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK
1h 15m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 75 Minute evening walking tour of Edinburgh’s Old Town and South Bridge vaults.
  • Guide plays a real, distinct and infamous character from Scotland’s history.
  • Walk through the Old Town’s distinctive closes, wynds and secluded squares.
  • Visit the world-famous, eerie, unforgettable Greyfriars Kirkyard.
  • Hear terrifying stories of hauntings, murders, executions and cannibalism.
  • 6.45pm Evening tour is suitable for families.
  • Travel back in time and descend into our section of underground street.
  • None
  • No under 5s
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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All reviews underground section greyfriars cemetery cool experience creepy stories tour guide was great old town a lot of fun fantastic job edinburgh's history story telling fun facts a great story teller well worth the money sense of humour visiting edinburgh royal mile dr
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our guide Dr Bell aka Issac was great, very enthusiastic and provided great entertainment and knowledge. Definitely worth a go!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank juddsta1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First up, Issac is a brilliant guide, funny and knowledgeable and his jokes were probably the highlight of my evening. This review is in no way a reflection of his ability as a guide as he was great. The actual tour itself however was a...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our guide was entertaining and it was a fun way to learn about the city's darker history and see the undergtound.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a great evening touring the scary side of Edinburgh on Friday the 13th with Dr. Bell, aka Isaac. Especially liked the background history, stroll through the graveyard after dark, and the visit under the city streets. Isaac was great in his roll as Dr....More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

James Douglas was a GREAT guide! Loved the medieval outfit he had on and the amazing ability to remember everyone’s name in our large group. Would highly recommend James and the tour.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Alexandra G
12 September 2019|
Response from valdowling | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn’t imagine so. The underground section would be quite a challenge and I wouldn’t recommend trying to carry a small dog.
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