Insider's Guide to Edinburgh

Major attractions, tips and our top things to see and do.

Get the
Inside Scoop

Privacy Policy

Call (888) 651-9785

Tour code: 2934HIDDEN
Explore a sinister side of Edinburgh on this late-night ghost walking tour that includes the Blair Street Vaults under South Bridge. Stroll mysterious alleyways as you listen to your guide’s grim and ghastly tales of treason and torture. Then venture underground for a candlelight tour of the 18th-century chambers and hear haunting stories of supernatural forces lingering in the city's darkest corners.


  • 1-hour Edinburgh late-night ghost walking tour
  • Experience Edinburgh’s famous haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults by candle light
  • Visit sites of documented hauntings, ghosts and spirits
  • Hear fascinating stories of crimes, hangings and mysterious legends from your expert guide

Recent Photos of This Tour

What You Can Expect

Edinburgh Night Walking Including Historic Underground Vaults

Hidden and Haunted Ghost Walking Tour Edinburgh

Take a 1-hour ghost walking tour through Edinburgh and discover its mysterious secrets and chilling history. Your entertaining guide leads you down side streets and alleyways, and recounts supernatural history, fiendish plots and sinister tales from the city’s darkest corners to its subterranean chambers.

Visit sites of hangings and documented spirit hauntings; discover where Edinburgh’s disreputable characters committed crimes of passion; and hear legendary stories, such as that of a wizard who was burned at the stake. Learn, too, about the notorious ‘bodysnatchers’ who reputedly stole fresh bodies from graveyards to sell to medical schools for anatomy lectures.

Then follow your guide underground to the Blair Street Vaults, built under the 19 stone arches of the South Bridge constructed in the late 18th century. Led by candlelight flickering in the shadows, you’ll see where lively poltergeists bide their time and learn of Edinburgh’s darkest deeds before your tour ends back above ground.

Customer Reviews

Patricia M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Really cool to see the underground vaults and hear some of the stories. Edinburgh is so old and you really get a feel for that on the tour. The guides are all very animated, and our guide Liz did a fantastic job of engaging our group. Definitely recommend.

Anna P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Very interesting - would definitely recommend this tour! :

Victor P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Very good person taking it was really good a lot of in depth information given.

David D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It's was a cold and dreary night, perfect for this tour. Jared our tour guide was fantastic, he really got into his role. For a one hour tour it was quite amusing.

Eleanor B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Really good and interesting tour No sillyness with people jumping out at you, felt like i learn something too. The guide Linda? was great and she took a lot of time to listen to the group and made everyone feel welcome

James G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Had Alex as guide, brilliant.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Enjoyed the tour and the guide Nicol was outstanding.

Heather R M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

SO fun! This was one of the things we were looking forward to the most and it didn't disappoint. Would recommend it.

R. d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great tour! I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested in the ghost stories as well as the history of Edinburgh.

karen m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

GREAT, so glad we did this tour. My daughter inlaw was convinced she saw something, a little restless night but all fine. loved our tour guide who kept in character - very clever.

From USD $ 17.94

View price calendar

Low Price Guarantee

Select Travel Date

Enter Total Number of Travelers


Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message