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City of the Dead Haunted Graveyard Tour

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    Stop At: Greyfriars Kirkyard, Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QQ Scotland

    All tours last approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes and leave from the "Tree of the Dead" located outside St Giles Cathedral on Edinburgh's Royal Mile. Each guide is a local expert on Edinburgh's fascinating and horrifying history, with their own unique style and delivery so no two tours are ever the same. 
    Combining history, humour and horror, this guided walking tour meanders through the labyrinth of Edinburgh's closes and alleyways before entering Greyfriars Kirkyard, the world's most haunted site! We finish the tour ends inside the Covenantor's Prison, a locked section of a 16th Century walled cemetery. Thought to be the world's first concentration camp, this is the lair of the 'Mackenzie Poltergeist', the best documented supernatural case of all time.
    Since City of the Dead has the only access to the Prison, we have been able to record all of the 'attacks' on visitors there. So far there have been over 900 - including 180 people who have been knocked unconscious.
    Can cause physical and mental distress. You join us at your own risk.

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    This was one of the few pre-booked activities during the Fringe. The organisation/logistics was handled well. The pluses: knowledge of the guide, getting to parts of Edinburgh unseen by others, a good history of Edinburgh's history. The minuses: we should have been advised to bring...More

    Thank Ian M
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Such u fun night the tour guide made it even better was strange though as I got some scratches on my arm that I can’t really explain but overall I had a really good night

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank Crybaby G
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Went on the City of the dead graveyard tour last night, this is the second time I've been on this tour and the second time I've been attacked by something unknown, I've got what appears to be scratch marks on my back, amazing tour, guide...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    2  Thank tsolinas76
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We highly recommend this tour. Our docent "Gerry" presented a fascinating extract of Edinburgh and Scottish history that related its importance to the world in a social as well as historical context. There was no excessive walking nor stairs or hills to negotiate, which was...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    2  Thank Ed Z
    Reviewed 10 June 2019 via mobile

    Myself and my partner were booked on this but actually walked away. The amount of money I paid I would have expected better. I was interested in going to the graveyard and kirkyard which was what the tour was advertised as. However for the first...More

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