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Fright Night Tour

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icon1 hour 15 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Edinburgh’s stately streets hide a darker, more mysterious side of the city, rooted in its 18th-century slums, ‘wynds,’ (alleyways), and vaults. This 75-minute tour takes you back in time to this shadowy world, exploring dark cobbled lanes, a haunted cemetery, and underground vaults. As you explore, your costumed guide shares captivating tales of the city’s history, along with stories of ghosts, murders, crimes, and more.
  • 75-minute Edinburgh Old Town, graveyard, and underground vaults ghost tour
  • Discover the Old Town ‘wynds’ and closes, and learn about their history
  • Walk through a graveyard steeped in folklore and mystery
  • Explore underground vaults that contain the remains of an old street and buildings
  • Hear about Edinburgh's dark past and ghosts, murders, crimes, and more
  • Narrated by a guide dressed as an infamous, long-dead Edinburgh citizen
  • Evening tour suitable for families
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75 minute tour of the Old Town, Greyfriars Kirkyard and the South Bridge vaults.
Led by a guide in period costume playing a real historical character.
Learn more about the gruesome history of Edinburgh’s Old Town.
Marvel at the darkened Gothic splendour of Greyfriars Kirkyard.
Descend into the South Bridge vaults and discover their secrets.
All stories are based on actual individuals and events.
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Departure Point

124 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK

City of Edinburgh Tours Old Police Box, 9 hunter Square, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1QS, UK Edit

Departure Time

8:45 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Start your evening walking tour when you meet your guide on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh Old Town. Your guide will be dressed as one of the city’s long-deceased, real-life characters, and on route, you’ll discover his or her identity, and hear fascinating stories about them.

For starters, head down lanes and wynds off the Royal Mile that were once the heart of Edinburgh’s slums and rife with intrigue and criminality. Roam the cramped passageways and closes, and discover true stories about their history and occupants, and the mysteries that still swirl around them.

Next, pass through a dark graveyard, believed to be haunted, and steeped in lore and legend. See some of the interesting tombstones, and soak in the spooky atmosphere.

Then, descend into some of Edinburgh’s infamous underground vaults, a network of 18th-century chambers that contain remnants of an old street and buildings. Learn about the poor who once lived here in squalor, and hear anecdotes about ghosts, witchcraft, murders, and other grisly occurrences.

As you look around, watch and listen for unexplained happenings and noises in the tunnels, before returning to street level. Your tour then concludes when you bid farewell to your guide.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Royal Mile
Visit Edinburgh's most famous haunted locations Explore the world's most haunted graveyard Escape the streets above into the depths below, where nobody can hear you scream...
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.

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Poor
JackAlexander_H
, Oct 2021
Overall pretty poor, went into grey friars Bobby's grave yard & not 1 word was spoken about the history of that.
star-5
Fright Night in Edinburgh
Margaret_D
, Oct 2021
Excellent tour, our guide was The Hangman very professional and funny. Good way to pass an hour. Would recommend.
star-5
Amazing experience
James_M
, Oct 2021
Dr Knox was an amazing guide, full of terrible tales, laughs and was a true entertainer!! Would 100% do this again
star-5
Well worth the money
Daniel_K
, Oct 2021
Really good experience plenty of good humour along the way with Dr.Knox. we were all really impressed with the tour
star-5
Great ghost tour
Jenny_S
, Oct 2021
The commentary from the guide. Was interactive and informative. He made the experience come to life!
star-5
Jessie was a great tour...
Ally_S
, Oct 2021
Jessie was a great tour guide. Loved the whole tour. Very interesting and spooky. Best part was the graveyard. Highly recommend.
star-5
Hellish Nell.
wendy_b
, Oct 2021
Hellish Nell…. what a woman! Excellent guide, informative and humorous, worth every penny. Nell was quite a character and had us laughing and squirming all through the tour.
star-5
Fantastic night tour
Rob_B
, Sep 2021
John the scientist was really engaging and interesting throughout. Seemed to really have a passion for what he was discussing. Really good value for money.
star-5
Brilliant night. Well worth it.
Steven_A
, Sep 2021
Brilliant night had by me And my partners. The hangman (paul) was brilliant. Scary when needed and funny also. It’s a must if you go to the city
star-5
Spooky exciting
Lucy_R
, Sep 2021
An amazing experience! Very interesting and learned a lot! I highly recommend that everyone go and experience this and learn about the dark past of Edinburgh

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