Comedy Horror Show: Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tour

Comedy Horror Show: Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tour

From $27.76 per person

Experience Edinburgh’s spooks and ghosts on a 60-minute bus tour, riding to the dark side on board an elegantly refurbished vintage double-decker bus. A strange conductor will tell stories of executions, murders and still-occurring hauntings.

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Duration 75 minutes
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  • Enjoy a comedy horror sightseeing show through Edinburgh
  • Get spooked, learning about the most haunted city in Europe
  • Explore city sights, where the restless spirits still wander
  • Ride the midnight black Ghost Bus and learn about the legend of Burke and Hare
Full description
Enjoy a theatrical sightseeing tour of Edinburgh on board the 60-minute Ghost Bus, a beautifully refurbished vintage double-decker, painted in traditional midnight black. Your creepy conductor will tell you about Edinburgh’s grave robbers, plague victims, and the ghosts that reside in the most haunted city in Europe. Explore the city's gruesome past, while admiring the its most famous monuments, including Edinburgh Castle, Grassmarket, Greyfriar's Kirk, Holyrood Palace and the Royal Mile. As you traverse the Old Town and New Town, visit the sites of murders, tortures and executions. Hear about the infamous Burke and Hare, and the hundreds of women who were drowned or burned as witches. The bus, which belonged to the Necropolis Bus Company, boasts decorative features that include atmospheric lamps and window curtains. In 1967, the entire fleet was destroyed in a mysterious fire, and only one bus survived. Will you?
  • Admission fees
  • Guided bus tour
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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      Meeting point

      The Ghost Bus departs from Lawnmarket, in front of The Heritage of Scotland, next to Deacon Brodie's Tavern.

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      Important information

      Not allowed

      • Food and drinks
      • Luggage or large bags
      • Video recording

      Know before you go

      • Please note that the Ghost Bus can take no responsibility for items left on the bus. Personal items are carried at the owners risk and The Ghost Bus can take no responsibility for items damaged or lost
      • Smoking, eating, and drinks, other than bottled water, are not permitted on the bus
      Customer reviews

      Overall rating

      4.4 / 5

      based on 790 reviews

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      I think corny on the side of brill . Fun informative lighthearted easygoing hour . Stuff not going to plan cleverly put together . Conductor Devious Dave comfortable in his role and funny ( I’ll use some of his jokes). I thought a bit pricey but that could just be me being a bit tight. I’ve paid more for less in the past . It was entertaining and as mentioned informative.

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      June 24, 2021

      The experience was a brand new thing to us, do didn't know what to expect. The host 'Tommy Terror' was fantastic, giving us the insight into all the spooky and creepy happenings that had gone on around Edinburgh. The effects were great, and the sights were brilliant too. Definitely got our value for money.

      October 30, 2020

      We took a wrong turning finding the meeting point and only arrived a few minutes before the tour was due to leave and this was fine. Everyone had allocated seats and social distancing was observed: first the bottom of the bus getting off and then the top. If you're jumpy like me and unsure about booking this tour, then don't be. Nothing jumps out at you but the guide did a good job of setting a spooky atmosphere and he was entertaining. The tour is more fun than scary. Some of the history was a bit exaggerated though.

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      August 24, 2020

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