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Edinburgh: Evening Underground Ghost Tour

Edinburgh: Evening Underground Ghost Tour

From $19.23 per person

Discover the chambers beneath the streets of Edinburgh at the Edinburgh Vaults. Hear true tales of murder and witchcraft on a spooky ghost tour of the Old Town. Visit Greyfriars Kirkyard, and venture down some of the small alleys off the Royal Mile.

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Duration 75 minutes
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  • Explore the Edinburgh Vaults beneath the city's streets
  • Hear tales of torture and the serial killers Burke and Hare
  • Visit the most haunted graveyard in Edinburgh
  • Learn the stories of some of the city's most notorious characters
  • Experience weird sensations and hear strange noises in the dark!
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Experience the world's most haunted city on a ghost tour of Edinburgh and be spooked by one of the city's most infamous sons as they lead you around the dark side of the Old Town. Discover the hidden wynds (alleys) off the Royal Mile and hear some of Edinburgh’s horrifying secrets. Then, visit what is regarded as the most haunted graveyard in the world at "Greyfriars Kirkyard." Finally, go deep underground and explore the Edinburgh Vaults beneath the streets. Completed in 1788, the series of chambers were used to house taverns and as storage space for illicit material, including the bodies of people killed by serial killers Burke and Hare for their medical experiments. Journey through over 400 years of history and hear terrifying true tales of hangings, torture, murders and witchcraft. Shiver at the weird noises and unexplained smells that make an appearance after dark! 
  • Guided tour
  • Entrance to the Edinburgh Vaults
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 5 years
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users
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    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Old Police Box, Royal Mile

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    4.5 /5

    based on 417 reviews

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    Our guide was brilliant, funny, very easy to listen to. Walk was a good distance and wasn't too long. Disappointed with the underground section of the tour. Promotional images don't match where you're actually taken. Which, in this case was what 'sold' this particular tour to us, over the many others available. Still, entertaining and we learned a few bits and bobs too! 7/10

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    August 15, 2021

    We had a great time with Alexander the hangman, he was very animated and a very immersive storyteller. The meeting point was easy to find, we had a large group at 7:45pm (sold out) but we never struggled to hear. The underground section only made up the last ten minutes of the tour and the actual underground area was tiny, I was disappointed with this. The guides costume was very basic, not the impressive special effects make up as pictured in the advertisements!

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    August 10, 2021

    Our tour guide Agnes was excellent! Really friendly, funny and informative. We all enjoyed the experience although I think it could be improved. I was expecting a longer walk through the vaults and a little longer in the Kirkyard would have been nice to allow us to take some photos.

    August 5, 2021

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