Edinburgh: Fright Night Underground Ghost Tour

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Edinburgh: Fright Night Underground Ghost Tour

From $22.56 per person

Discover the world’s most haunted city on a ghost tour of Edinburgh and be spooked by one of the city’s most infamous sons as they lead you around the dark side of the Old Town. Hear stories of torture, ghosts, hangings and witches - you have been warned!

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Duration 75 minutes
Starting time 8:45 PM
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  • Visit Edinburgh's most famous haunted locations
  • Hear stories of Edinburgh's dark and unsavory past
  • Spend time with our enthusiastic guide dressed in full period costume
  • Escape the streets above into the depths below, where nobody can hear you scream...
  • Explore the world's most haunted graveyard
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Discover the dark and chilling history of Edinburgh with an experienced and energetic guide. As you wind through the hidden wynds (alleys) off the Royal Mile you will be entertained by this passionate and engaging storyteller who, dressed in full period costume, will regale you with dark tales concerning the vaults and fill you in on some of the ghostly sightings and events that visitors often experience.  Then, visit what is regarded as the most haunted graveyard in the world at “Greyfriars Kirkyard.” Finally, go deep underground and explore the Edinburgh Vaults beneath the streets. Completed in 1788, the series of chambers were used to house taverns and as storage space for illicit material, including the bodies of people killed by serial killers Burke and Hare for their medical experiments. Journey through over 400 years of history and hear terrifying true tales of hangings, torture, murders, and witchcraft. Shiver at the weird noises and unexplained smells that make an appearance after dark!
  • Guided tour
  • Entrance to Edinburgh's underground vaults
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Old Police Box, 9 Hunter Square, Royal Mile, EH1 1QS (Opposite Starbucks, next to Tron Kirk)

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    4.3 / 5

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    Well worth the money!!

    The Tour was very interesting, and the guide (lady primrose) was both entertaining and knowledgeable. When booking the tour, I was a little worried that it may be cheesy or feel forced, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that it wasn’t at all. It had a great balance between being informative, funny and creepy. Would happily spend the money to do the tour again on my next visit.

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    April 11, 2019

    O guia contou muitos fatos interessantes sobre a história de Edimburgo, alternando pitadas de humor e histórias de fantasmas e lendas. Recomendo!

    December 23, 2019

    Dr Bell was so effective in giving us nerve-wracking experience.

    December 10, 2019

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