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  3. Edinburgh
  4. Royal Mile

Edinburgh: Evening Underground Ghost Tour

Product ID: 70363
Discover the chambers beneath the streets of Edinburgh at the Edinburgh Vaults. Hear true tales of murder and witchcraft on a spooky ghost tour of the Old Town. Visit Greyfriars Kirkyard, and venture down some of the small alleys off the Royal Mile.
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Duration: 75 minutes
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  • Explore the Edinburgh Vaults beneath the city's streets
  • Hear tales of torture and the serial killers Burke and Hare
  • Visit the most haunted graveyard in Edinburgh
  • Learn the stories of some of the city's most notorious characters
  • Experience weird sensations and hear strange noises in the dark!
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Experience 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. Discover the hidden wynds (alleys) off the Royal Mile and hear some of Edinburgh’s horrifying secrets.

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 the Edinburgh Vaults

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 245 reviews

Review summary

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    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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This was a great tour filled with a lot of interesting information not just about ghosts but background on the city and history of Edinburgh. I’m a tour guide myself in the Everglades of Florida so my standards are high. Our guide, James, was witty and very entertaining in full makeup as a ghost. He engaged with every guest and made a point to weave everyone into the experience. My teenagers, 13 and 15, had a great time despite not seeing an actual ghost. They were on high alert, paying close attention, listening and looking into every dark corner. This meant that their phones remained in their pockets. So, extra points for James! Would highly recommend this tour. An easy pace and good for families with older kids.

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December 30, 2019

I had a great time with Dr. Bell (Isaac) on tonight’s tour. He was engaging, entertaining, and always in character. I enjoyed learning more about Edinburgh’s past and getting to see parts of the city I normally wouldn’t visit. Solo travelers: I went on this tour by myself and still felt like part of the group! Great tour and excellent host!

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November 11, 2019

This is a must for anyone visiting Edinburgh! So informative and engaging. Agnes (Natalie) was epic- you could tell she knew exactly what she was talking about and her enthusiasm and passion definitely showed! To learn about the historic events of Scotland and the graveyard tour was so interesting. The underground vaults were the best!

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November 5, 2019

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City of Edinburgh Tours

Product ID: 70363