Guided tour

Edinburgh: Old Town and Underground Ghost Tour

Activity provider: City of Edinburgh Tours

Edinburgh: Old Town and Underground Ghost Tour

Activity provider: City of Edinburgh Tours

From US$ 14.62 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
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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
Full description
Join an early afternoon ghost tour in Edinburgh and enjoy a walk with a professional local guide dressed in full period costume. See historic landmarks 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
  • Food
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet opposite Starbucks at 124a High Street.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 530 reviews

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This was a great tour, especially when the weather wasn’t so! It starts with a little walk round old town telling stories and then you go down in the underground where more stories are told. It’s also super creepy down there. Great value for money while in Edinburgh and the hour went super fast!!! We had the new tour guide who went by Sunny Bean (I believe) and he was brilliant. Top credits :D

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April 6, 2022

Merry Andrew was an excellent guide, however, I felt the underground section was a little poor, and there are definitely better underground tours out there. This does not reflect in the guide, as he was very entertaining. The picture you use on the front does not reflect what we saw.

March 21, 2022

Brilliant tour, the guide ( James ) was hilarious and made it thoroughly enjoyable. Sadly we had to bow out early as our autistic daughter struggled with the underground tunnels. It was a real shame as she was enjoying it so much. Such an interesting and fun activity, we would recommend it to everyone.

January 3, 2022

Product ID: 70139