1. United Kingdom
  2. Scotland
  3. Edinburgh
  4. Royal Mile

Edinburgh: Old Town and Underground Ghost Tour

Product ID: 70139
Explore Edinburgh's Old Town and underground vaults on a 1-hour tour. Your guide, in period costume, will tell you tales of Scotland's dark past.
About this activity
Duration: 1 hour
Starting times 1:15 PM, 3:15 PM, 5:15 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Hear true stories about Edinburgh's dark past from your tour guide
  • Explore the underground vaults and learn about the ghosts that haunt them
  • Visit some hidden wynds and closes in Edinburgh's historic old town
Full description
Join an Early Afternoon Ghost Tour in Edinburgh and enjoy a walk with a professional local guide dressed in full period costume. See historic closes in the old town on this 1-hour tour as your guide tells you about Edinburgh’s dark past.

Head down into the city’s underground vaults, located below the historic South Bridge, just off Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile.

The vaults are known to be some of the most haunted in the world and many a ghost has been spotted lurking around by visitors and guides.

Experience an afternoon filled with ghosts, torture, death, and horror in Scotland’s historic capital.
  • Guided tour
  • Entrance to Edinburgh's underground vaults

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Meeting point

Old Police Box, 9 Hunter Square, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1QS

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 124 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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Our tour guide was called Jean and we had another two people in our group which made it nicer. Jean was funny and made it more relaxing as it was going down into the vaults. I preferred leaning the history of Edinburgh by seeing different buildings and sights than going down into the vaults. Otherwise it was a good experience!

September 29, 2019

Great little tour

Booked as a treat for my husband while we were in Edinburgh to celebrate his birthday, John our guide was funny and informative, I love the history of Edinburgh, it was only a small group but he made us all feel at ease, especially in the underground vaults. I even looked up the information he gave us about John Knox and the Heart of Midlothian to learn more about what he had told us . All in all a good hour spent around a beautiful city

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March 2, 2019

Great fun filled experience

We really enjoyed the tour and our guide Maggie, was excellent. She made the tour not only great fun but interesting too. She was so animated and obviously enjoyed the experience as much as our group. Since this was our first visit to Edinburgh it was amazing to see the tunnels under the street. The added ghost stories that Maggie told us made it even more scary.

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February 3, 2019

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City of Edinburgh Tours

Product ID: 70139