Guided tour

Edinburgh: Extreme Paranormal Underground Ghost Tour

Activity provider: City of Edinburgh Tours
Guided tour

Edinburgh: Extreme Paranormal Underground Ghost Tour

Activity provider: City of Edinburgh Tours
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From US$ 24.44 per person

Likely to sell out

Go on a night walk around Scotland's capital and be prepared to have the scariest night of your life. Visit Edinburgh's most haunted graveyard and follow your spookily dressed guide into the Underground Vaults where strange stuff happens after dark.

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Duration 75 minutes
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  • Visit Edinburgh's Underground Vaults
  • Take a late night walk around the capital's most haunted cemetery
  • Hear stories that will stop you sleeping at night
  • Follow a guide dressed in full period costume who will both entertain and scare you
  • See if you can catch a ghost in the underground
Full description

Experience a walking ghost tour best suited for those who consider themselves to be very brave and venture into some of Edinburgh’s most haunted locations, above and below ground.

Feel goosebumps dot your skin as you follow your darkly-clad guide to these eerie spots in the Scottish capital, learning about their haunted stories en route. This adults-only tour is not for the faint-hearted, and is ideal for hardened ghost hunters - or non-believers. You will journey down the old wynds (alleys) that lead to the world’s most haunted graveyard. Then, take a walk along the path of death! Below the pavement, “ghosts” lurk. Journey through paranormal tales of ghosts and hear both sides of the story. Uncover true and terrifying tales of hangings, torture, murders, witches, and cannibals. 

  • Entrance to Edinburgh's Underground Vaults
  • Guided tour
  • Food
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • Children under 18 years

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Meeting point

Meet opposite Starbucks.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Tours operate rain or shine
  • Some of the streets have cobblestones and a number are quite steep and narrow
  • The vaults can only be accessed via a single flight of spiral stairs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 551 reviews

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A punctual and well organised tour. Dr Knox took us around- what a natural story teller! We had loads of fun, and were in stitches with his jokes. The tour took us around streets of the Old Town, Greyfriars cemetery and the Underground Vaults. Spooky enough for some members of the group!

February 14, 2023

We had an amazing evening with Major Thomas Weir. The only negative was the size of the group while he tried his best to grasp the group and bring us in closer to hear, I think it was out of his hands due to the size. He paid a lot of attention to details and was a very good guide. Thank you Major Thomas Weir!

January 21, 2023

Jessie was fun and had great stories but…. The group was TOO big so you couldn’t hear Jessie at times. It was walking a lot with two or three stops that were anticlimactic. It was nice to see some food went places in the dark but was hoping for more excitement.

October 13, 2022

Product ID: 70311