Guided tour

Edinburgh: Evening Underground Ghost Tour

Activity provider: City of Edinburgh Tours
Guided tour

Edinburgh: Evening Underground Ghost Tour

Activity provider: City of Edinburgh Tours
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From US$ 19.82 per person

Likely to sell out

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 the dark side of the Old Town. Discover the hidden wynds (alleys) off the Royal Mile and hear some of Edinburgh’s horrifying secrets. Visit what is considered the world's most haunted graveyards, "Greyfriars Kirkyard." Finally, explore the underground Edinburgh Vaults. Completed in 1788, the series of chambers housed taverns and stored illicit material, including dead bodies killed by serial killers Burke and Hare for their medical experiments. Journey through over 400 years of history and true tales of hangings, torture, murders, and witchcraft. Shiver at the weird noises and unexplained smells that appear after dark! 

  • Guided tour
  • Entrance to the Edinburgh Vaults
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 5 years
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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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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    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 662 reviews

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    This tour was so fun!!! Dr. O was BEYOND accommodating - even changed around the order of the trip so I could make my train home. He was passionate, engaging, spooky and funny! He made the underground of Edinburgh come to life and even managed to get a laugh out of my sixteen year old brother. It was such a wonderful experience and I can’t thank Dr. O enough!

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    February 21, 2023

    Our guide was James Douglas. I mostly enjoyed the tour because of the show the guide was putting on. He was captivating and charismatic without being cheesy. However the actual content of the tour was a bit lackluster, I was expecting to be more interesting or creepy.

    December 13, 2022

    Dr. Knox. Was the perfect tour guide! Charming, funny, informative and attentative. I'm fairly certain that the tour we attended wouldn't have been the same if it wasn't for our lead (what a handsome devil he was also) . He was nothing short of amazing . The tour itself was a really interesting insight into the history or Edinburgh through the years with tidbits spread throughout. Can't recommend this tour enough. Visited a few museums the day after and the topics in the tour were often brought up in a number of displays. Thank you, Liam and Frog

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    November 29, 2022

    Product ID: 70363