Guided tour

Edinburgh: Evening Underground Ghost Tour

Activity provider: City of Edinburgh Tours

Edinburgh: Evening Underground Ghost Tour

Activity provider: City of Edinburgh Tours
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From US$ 19.41 per person

Likely to sell out

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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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • 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!
Full description

Experience the world's most haunted city on a ghost tour of Edinburgh and be spooked by the dark side of the Old Town. Discover the hidden wynds (alleys) off the Royal Mile and hear some of Edinburgh’s horrifying secrets. Visit what is considered the world's most haunted graveyards, "Greyfriars Kirkyard." Finally, explore the underground Edinburgh Vaults. Completed in 1788, the series of chambers housed taverns and stored illicit material, including dead bodies killed by serial killers Burke and Hare for their medical experiments. Journey through over 400 years of history and true tales of hangings, torture, murders, and witchcraft. Shiver at the weird noises and unexplained smells that appear after dark! 

Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Entrance to the Edinburgh Vaults
    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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    Meet opposite Starbucks at 124a High Street.

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Weather-appropriate clothing
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 616 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.4/5
    • Service
      4.4/5
    • Organization
      4.4/5

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    Dr. Knox. Was the perfect tour guide! Charming, funny, informative and attentative. I'm fairly certain that the tour we attended wouldn't have been the same if it wasn't for our lead (what a handsome devil he was also) . He was nothing short of amazing . The tour itself was a really interesting insight into the history or Edinburgh through the years with tidbits spread throughout. Can't recommend this tour enough. Visited a few museums the day after and the topics in the tour were often brought up in a number of displays. Thank you, Liam and Frog

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    November 29, 2022

    Campy in a good way. Lord Villar stayed in character the whole time. He had fun with the role. No on was lost on the tour in the dark and it was a big group. Light hearted without being disrespectful to the serious topics. Very informative. Audience participation is at Lord Villar’s discretion.

    October 26, 2022

    Quite an interesting tour as you get to hear the history of Edinburgh. I did enjoy myself. My only gripe was that as the group was big, there were times I could not hear the guide (that was when we were walking) and we missed out on some parts as we were in the back.

    October 14, 2022

    Product ID: 70363