Guided tour

St Andrews: Ghost Walking Tour

4.5 / 5

80 reviews

Activity provider: St Andrews Tours

St Andrews: Ghost Walking Tour

Activity provider: St Andrews Tours

From US$ 16.83 per person

Explore the paranormal locations of St Andrews on an award-winning walking tour with an authority on the paranormal, including landmarks such as Scotland's first university and the cathedral.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore St. Andrews with author, historian and ghost man, Richard Falconer
  • Discover why St. Andrews is known as one of the most haunted places in the world
  • Visit historic locations and find a wealth of paranormal experiences
Full description
Get a unique insight into the landmarks of St Andrews on this eye-opening nonfiction ghost tour. Your guide is Richard Falconer, a local historian, authority on the paranormal and an acclaimed author with six nonfiction books on the subject spanning six decades of research. On this tour, you will learn about the reality of the paranormal through a wealth of corroborated testimony in St Andrews as examples of global phenomena. Laced with localised history as the backdrop, Richard will explain why, for its size, he believes St Andrews to be the most haunted location in the world. Learn about the eerie ruins of the cathedral and Bishop's Palace. The haunted dwellings of Mary Queen of Scots - one being the most haunted building in Fife, the other, the former seat of the Knights Templar in Scotland. See Scotland's first university where Prince William met Kate. Visit a former university college in the old City precincts, and discover the most haunted road in Scotland. Described as a must-do experience in St Andrews, these educational tours are available 7 days a week at multiple times, throughout most of the year.
  • English-speaking guide (author, historian, and paranormal authority Richard Falconer)
  • Entrance to buildings
  • Refreshments
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet outside the Dolls House Restaurant, Church Square, St. Andrews KY16 9NN. Look for the local operator's name board in front of the restaurant behind Holy Trinity Church.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Intoxication
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Participants must understand English well
  • No refunds are given for cancellations of less than 24 hours notice, unless by the local operator. Tours can be rescheduled to another time/date if the local operator has been notified before the commencement of the tour
  • Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children under 5 years old are free of charge
  • Dogs are allowed
  • This tour is not suitable for those with walking difficulties
  • Please check the weather and dress accordingly. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Hen parties are not accommodated
  • Strictly no alcohol is to be consumed on the tour and disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated. Anyone under the influence of alcohol may be asked to leave with no refund
Customer reviews

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4.5 /5

based on 80 reviews

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Richard is incredibly knowledgeable on the subject of ghosts and their activities about St Andrews. In a walk about town he shares locations of frequent sightings as well as the history behind their being. His tellings bring St Andrews to life, which is funny as he speaks the entire tour of those that are no longer. We look forward to furthering our experience with his books on the subject… especially those specific to St Andrews and Fife.

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October 28, 2021

One of the very best ghost tours I've been on! I really enjoyed all the history with it and the fact that all information was based on, well, fact (and genuine experiences)! - Richard was really knowledgeable. We got the see areas of St Andrews we didn't even know were there, which was brilliant! Would highly recommend the tour to anyone visiting St Andrews, and also to those who live there. Kirsty.

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May 30, 2021

The guide is a chap who clearly knows his stuff when it comes to the local history and the paranormal in the local area. He takes it very seriously and this is not the sort of ghost walk devoted to drama and making you jump. Due to Covid restrictions the tour was restricted to one household per booking. Totally understand why but does detract from a group experience.

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September 17, 2020

Product ID: 87029