Edinburgh: Old Town and Underground Ghost Tour

Edinburgh: Old Town and Underground Ghost Tour

From $16.60 per person

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.

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Duration 1 hour
Starting times 1:15 PM, 3:15 PM, 5:15 PM
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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
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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
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 5 years
    • Wheelchair users
    COVID-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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

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    4.5 / 5

    based on 212 reviews

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    We went to the tour with James Douglas, who is a charismatic and funny guide. Both me and my friend sometime did not even know, where the story got fictional and what was the truth! Really enjoyable. The guide was also very knowledgeable about the city and provided extra tips for another sightseeing tour. Both me (George) and my friend Andrew recommend the tour, and don’t forget to bring a good mood!

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    November 23, 2020

    Halloween 2020: it was the Covid tour ... Cold: bring sturdy shoes and a torch. Ask questions, the guide is friendly and knowledgeable about all sorts of Edinburgh stuff Our guide, Hellish Nell, was especially good with our teenagers and did her best to personalise the tour for them (it was just our family on the tour, but Nell was great - impressive !!! Genuinely creepy in parts and facts I didn't know after 30 years in Scotland- worth the money I thought.

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    October 31, 2020

    Our guide was fantastic and happy to answer all my questions amd i had a few lol made me jump a couple times tbh lol we had a right good laugh just wish there had been more to see but learning more about the history of Edinburgh and the vaults was amazing I love looking into the dark past of our capital :) will definitely be back for more tours .

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    October 3, 2020

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