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The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour
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icon1 hour 15 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Edinburgh is known for its dark past, and this evening walking tour is the original one to showcase the city's historically sinister and spooky side. Discover the hidden ‘wynds’ (alleys) and closes of the Old Town as you learn their mysteries and horrors; visit the ghost-ridden Greyfriars Kirkyard; and explore the city’s underground vaults to uncover their spirits and secrets. Your tour is led by a creepily costumed guide.
  • Evening Edinburgh underground vaults walking tour
  • Explore the Old Town’s ‘wynds’ and hear about their history and mysteries
  • Visit Greyfriars Kirkyard, said to be the world’s most haunted graveyard
  • Descend into Edinburgh’s underground vaults and uncover their 400-year history
  • Hear tales of ghosts, murders and torture, and watch and listen for unexplained events
  • Guide dressed as one of Edinburgh’s most infamous characters
  • Early evening tour suitable for families
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75 Minute evening walking tour of Edinburgh’s Old Town and South Bridge vaults.
Guide plays a real, distinct and infamous character from Scotland’s history.
Walk through the Old Town’s distinctive closes, wynds and secluded squares.
Visit the world-famous, eerie, unforgettable Greyfriars Kirkyard.
Hear terrifying stories of hauntings, murders, executions and cannibalism.
6.45pm Evening tour is suitable for families.
Travel back in time and descend into our section of underground street.
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No under 5s
124 High St , 124 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK

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This activity will end right where it started.
Meet your guide on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile in the early evening. Your guide will be dressed as one of the Scottish capital’s most infamous historical characters, bringing an extra spook factor to your experience.

Then, set out on foot to explore the hidden wynds and closes radiating from the Royal Mile. Stroll through shadowy lanes and courtyards, and listen as your guide details their dark history and horrifying secrets, hearing tales of the criminality and murders once rife here.

Next, head to what is claimed to be the world’s most haunted cemetery: Greyfriars Kirkyard. Walk around the tombstones, and listen to stories of poltergeists, missing bodies, and the graveyard’s famously loyal dog.

Lastly, follow your guide into Edinburgh’s underground vaults. Explore the dark subterranean chambers, and uncover their 400-year history as you hear gruesome snippets about ghosts, torture, murder, witchcraft, and unexplained events.

As you walk, watch and listen or any strange events and noises: many visitors to the vaults have reported weird sensations and sightings.

When it’s time, re-emerge into the streets of the Old Town, where your tour ends when you say goodbye to your guide.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Edinburgh Old Town
Experience the Old town's wynd's and closes Visit the most haunted graveyard in Edinburgh Explore the Edinburgh Vaults beneath the city's streets
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City of Edinburgh Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Hangman was a brilliant guide and highly recommend this tour to anyone who comes to Edinburgh!" See review

Reviews

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star-5
Agnes was a lovely women...
chloe_p
, Oct 2021
Agnes was a lovely women very nice and spoke to everyone who had a question she made the whole experience entertaining and enjoyable
star-5
Mardah! And ghostiees!
Cheryl_B
, Oct 2021
Our guide Jessie really brought the tour to life . Very good story teller and you could tell she had a passion for the macabre history of old Edinburgh
star-5
Make sure you get Dr Knox!
Rachel_B
, Oct 2021
Dr Knox was super funny and knowledgeable! Interacted with everyone in the group and spun his ghostly tales epicly!
star-4
Andrew Merry was a really...
Julie_B
, Oct 2021
Andrew Merry was a really good storyteller for his young years. Enthusiastic historic anecdotes told completes an altogether atmospheric tour. He leads the group with confidence.
star-5
Fantastic!
Angela_A
, Oct 2021
Our guide was Alexander and he was brilliant. We loved the tour and highly recommend it to anyone! The 75 minutes passed quickly. I loved hearing all the stories.
star-5
Scary as fxxx
Gary_C
, Oct 2021
James the tour guide was excellent,the tour was very scary, I nearly had a heart attack several times.Highly recommended 😱😱😱😱
star-5
Ghostly goings on!
Graham_T
, Oct 2021
Fun walk through the dark history of Edinburgh. The hangman ( Paul) made the night very enjoyable. Even the guy in the ticket booth had us all laughing before the tour started. Perfect trip for a dark October Edinburgh night👻
star-5
Fantastic
Andrius_B
, Oct 2021
Very educational, spooky and funny at the same time. Our tour guide Dr Knox was brilliant. My 10 and 11 year old kids loved the experience.
star-5
NOT TO BE MISSED
Joan_B
, Oct 2021
Our guide Dr Knox was superb, from his gruesome costume to his gravelly voice. Saw the important ghostly sites in Edinburgh. Would do again!
star-5
Fantastic
Elma_A
, Oct 2021
Great experience hang man was a fab guide. Learned a lot of Edinburgh was good cause it was in the dark very creepy going though the graveyard

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