Guided tour

Edinburgh: Fright Night Underground Ghost Tour

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81 reviews

Edinburgh: Fright Night Underground Ghost Tour

Activity provider: City of Edinburgh Tours
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From US$ 19.99 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
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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
Full description
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
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 5 years
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    • Meet opposite Starbucks at 124a High Street

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    • Comfortable shoes
    • Weather-appropriate clothing
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    4.5 /5

    based on 81 reviews

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    First time we have done a ghost tour, and our 16 year old loved it. We thought it was very good. Our guide Nell was very charismatic and knowledgeable and happy to talk more and answer our questions at the end of the tour, so thanks for that ! Would have ben nice to have seen a bit more of the underground buildings, but understand this is limited by what the tour company has access to. Maybe slightly on the expensive side, considering some of the places (greyfriars) you can visit for free anyway, but of course you are paying for the time and knowledge of the guide of course, and labour costs arent cheap these days are they ?! Overall an enjoyable thing to do in Edinburgh. Would be interesting to do some of the other underground tours to compare them.

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    August 22, 2021

    Dr Knox was very experienced and informative not to say very funny had everyone laughing and enjoying the moments of fun and getting people into the characters of the past thoroughly enjoyed the stories and the graveyard visit the history was really interesting would definitely tell friends and family to go on this experience it was absolutely fantastic

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    August 8, 2021

    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

    Product ID: 73776