Halloween Tours

By Viator, October 2014

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Haunted and historic, Edinburgh is one of the best places on the planet to celebrate Halloween in true spooky style.

With a history stretching back hundreds of years, plus its towering tenements, cobbled alleys and underground vaults, it’s little wonder the Scottish capital is one of the UK’s top 10 most haunted cities.

Edinburgh has to be one of the most atmospheric and creepy places in Europe, especially at night, so make the most of its paranormal spooks and ghostly ghouls on a haunted night walking tour of the Old Town.

The Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle play a starring role on a Halloween night walking tour, along with Canongate graveyard and the ancient gallows.

Ghoulish guides regale you with stories from Edinburgh’s bloody past, including tales of torture, murder, executions, witches, ghosts and body-snatchers. Who knows who you might encounter on a visit to the city’s haunted vaults and graveyards...

Even on a sunny afternoon, the sun and fresh air can seem a million miles away when you enter the city’s underground vaults. Hewn from rock, the vaults acted as former wine cellars, homes and workshops, complete with fireplaces. The poltergeist activity is positively pumping down here, where it feels like Halloween year-round.

Ghostly personalities to look out for on haunted walking tours at Halloween include the Wizard of West Bow, the White Lady, the ghosts of Holyrood Palace, and Jane of George Street.

While you’re in Edinburgh for Halloween, have a tipple in one of the city’s legendary pubs and visit the ghostly Dungeons. Or get out of town to see if you can spot the Loch Ness Monster or a rural ghost in Scotland’s famously haunted castles, like Stirling’s Green Lady and Doune’s Mary Queen of Scots.

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Underground Vaults Walking Tour in Edinburgh

4.5 star rating: Recommended 130 Reviews

Discover the underground vaults of Edinburgh city! Far below the busy, bustling Edinburgh streets there lies a dark, quiet and forgotten place. These wonderful ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 75 minutes (approx.)

From USD $17.48

Skip the Line: The Edinburgh Dungeon

4.5 star rating: Recommended 26 Reviews

Skip the line! Purchase your ticket to The Edinburgh Dungeon ahead of time to take advantage of jumping the queue and gaining fast track entry. Don't waste ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: Flexible

From USD $17.48

Murder and Mystery Walking Tour of Edinburgh

4.5 star rating: Recommended 152 Reviews

Take a look at Edinburgh's dark side, including tales of witchcraft, plague and torture on this Murder and Mystery Walking Tour of Edinburgh. Visit the scenes ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 75 minutes (approx.)

From USD $13.51

Edinburgh Ghost Tour by Vintage Bus

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Prepare to be scared silly on a 1-hour ghost bus tour around Edinburgh’s ghoulish haunts. Under the guidance of a creepy onboard conductor, cruise around ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $25.42

Haunted Halloween Tour of Edinburgh

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Expect the unexpected on a spine-chilling walking tour, discovering Old Edinburgh’s spookiest secrets.  By the cover of night, your exclusive tour will ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $19.07

Ghost and Gore Walking Tour of Edinburgh

4.5 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

There are ghoulish goings-on in the ancient city of Edinburgh on this spine-tingling 1.5-hour tour, and the city’s spirits seem more restless than ever! Head ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 80 minutes (approx.)

From USD $13.51

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