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  1. United Kingdom
  2. Scotland
  3. Edinburgh
  4. Greyfriars Kirkyard

Edinburgh: Haunted Graveyard Tour

Product ID: 210297
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Experience Covenanter’s Prison in Greyfriar's Graveyard, lair of the infamous Mackenzie Poltergeist. This entity is responsible for hundreds of "attacks" on the tour, and is now the best documented supernatural case in history.
About this activity
Duration 90 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Hear about the Mackenzie Poltergeist
  • Enter Covenanters Prison
  • Learn about the area's dark history
  • Listen to horror and humor throughout your tour
Full description
Combining history, humor and horror, you walk will end inside the Covenanter’s Prison, a locked section of a 16th-century walled cemetery. This is the lair of the "McKenzie Poltergeist", which is now the best-documented paranormal case in history.

As well as receiving massive national and international television and newspaper coverage, the McKenzie Poltergeist is the subject of an acclaimed book, "The Ghost That Haunted Itself", of which signed copies will be available after the tour. Since your tour company has the only access to the prison, they have been able to record all of the "attacks" on visitors there. So far there have been over 900, including 180 people who have been knocked unconscious.

Researched and designed by best-selling historical author and award winning novelist J A Henderson, these walks combine the weirdest stories, wickedest humor, and the wildest history.
  • Mackenzie Poltergeist stories
  • Royal Mile
  • Greyfriars Graveyard
  • Covenanter's Prison

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Meeting point

Tree of the Dead on the Royal Mile Besides St Giles' Cathedral

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• This tour can cause genuine physical and mental distress, and you partake in this tour at your own risk
• The tour is not suitable for under 12s, pregnant women, or anyone with a heart condition or difficulty walking
• Anyone under the influence will be turned away
• No stag or hen parties permitted
• Please wear sensible footwear
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City of the Dead

Product ID: 210297