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Edinburgh is known for its dark past, and this evening walking tour is the original one to showcase the city's historically sinister and spooky side. Discover the hidden ‘wynds’ (alleys) and closes of the Old Town as you learn their mysteries and horrors; visit the ghost-ridden Greyfriars Kirkyard; and explore the city’s underground vaults to uncover their spirits and secrets. Your tour is led by a creepily costumed guide.
Journey through Edinburgh’s grisliest tales on a haunted walking tour. Experience the ghastly histories of monsters, madness, and murder that cast a dark shadow on the capital city. Discover the stories and sites of witch trials, pagan rituals, and executions, and hear about local monsters that live in urban myth. Then visit the chilling Old Calton Burial Ground or Canongate Kirkyard cemetery to learn about body-snatching and some of the infamous interred.
Edinburgh is notoriously one of the most haunted places in the UK, making it a prime destination for ghost-hunters. Dare to discover the city’s dark side on this evening tour and visit the eerie Blair Street Underground Vaults, follow in the footsteps of the infamous Edinburgh Mob, then settle your nerves with a dram of Scotch whisky in Megget's Cellar.
Ideal for those fascinated by the supernatural, this tour of Edinburgh’s underground vaults is sure to make your spine tingle. With a ghoulish guide, descend into the darkened depths of the Blair Street Vaults and hear vivid retellings of torture, murder, and body snatching. Abandon thoughts of manufactured frights and prepare to experience the sinister side of Edinburgh on this small-group tour.
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.
See a different side to Edinburgh and combine the best of the underground and haunted graveyard tours on this double dead walking tour, during which you visit two of the city’s spookiest attractions: South Bridge Vaults and the Covenanter’s Prison. The latter is only accessible on City of the Dead tours and our guide provides plenty of exclusive insight you wouldn’t get on your own.
Delve into Edinburgh’s horrific history on this evening ghost bus tour. With your spooky local guide, visit the city’s most terrifying locations, haunted by infamy and restless spirits! From your seat in a double-decker vintage bus, gaze at eerie sites such as Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh Castle, Grassmarket, and the Royal Mile. Throughout the trip, hear anecdotes and facts about Edinburgh’s chilling past, replete with bloody executions, unspeakable tortures, and murder.
Edinburgh’s stately streets hide a darker, more mysterious side of the city, rooted in its 18th-century slums, ‘wynds,’ (alleyways), and vaults. This 75-minute tour takes you back in time to this shadowy world, exploring dark cobbled lanes, a haunted cemetery, and underground vaults. As you explore, your costumed guide shares captivating tales of the city’s history, along with stories of ghosts, murders, crimes, and more.
Edinburgh’s dark and desultory past means its streets are haunted by restless souls and wandering specters. This ghost tour—perfect for those fascinated by the supernatural—takes you to two of Edinburgh’s most haunted locations. Under the cloak of darkness, descend to the Blair Street vaults to explore a shadow-shrouded underground world. Visit Canongate Kirkyard, the final resting place of famous characters, and listen to gruesome tales of torture, cannibalism, and murder.
Hear hidden secrets from beyond the grave on this haunted vaults and graveyard walking tour in Edinburgh. As night falls across Scotland’s ancient capital, follow a guide through the streets and learn the mysteries of the city’s dark past. Visit venues believed to be haunted including Greyfriar's Kirkyard and the Nidry Street Vaults, and hear of the troubled souls of beggars, prostitutes and witches said to walk the city streets by night. Along the way, make sure to keep your wits about you for sightings of the un-dead.
Delve into Edinburgh’s haunted history on this 1-hour ghost walk, led by a guide in period costume. Ideal for families, this early-afternoon tour takes you to locations famed for their restless residents: explore shadowy Old Town streets and descend to the underground vaults that snake beneath the city. Throughout the tour, your guide will deliver comical commentary peppered with spooky stories of torture and murder. Small-group tour limited to 15 people to maintain a ghoulish atmosphere.
Hear about murder and mayhem on this night walking tour of Edinburgh, led by a ghostly guide who mixes historical fact with fable and a dash of humor. Stroll along the eerie alleyways, cobbled streets and creepy courtyards of Old Town, and visit the sites of horrific happenings. Listen to entertaining tales of the supernatural while you’re guaranteed several ghastly appearances.
Not for the faint of heart, this 1.5-hour ghost tour of Edinburgh promises to deliver spine-chilling paranormal frights. Edinburgh’s brutal and bloody past has resulted in a heavily haunted present and this tour takes you to some of the city’s most haunted locations. Under the cloak of darkness, you’ll visit a graveyard and descend to the underground vaults that snake beneath the city. Hear vivid tales of torture, murder and body snatching, and enjoy a heightened atmosphere on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
Step off the tourist trail and explore the Scottish capital’s hidden secrets on this underground walking tour in Edinburgh. Follow a guide from the South Bridge in Edinburgh Old Town down below street level, where a series of ancient vaults lie. As you explore the dark passageways, learn why the vaults were built, hear of the poor souls who sought refuge in the depths and discover a hidden witchcraft temple. Gain insight into city life during the 18th century, and learn of the deadly diseases which threatened Edinburgh’s inhabitants.
Dare you visit the world's most haunted and paranormally active location? Once used by hellfire clubs, witches, body snatchers, prostitutes, criminals, plague victims and frequented by our famous misogynistic poltergeist. Enter our medieval torture museum with instruments dating back to the late 1500s and early 1600s from Nuremberg and Bamberg Castles in Germany, used to inflict severe pain and death on witches. Will you dare step into the stone circle in the old pagan temple, and will your nerves hold out in our infamous legendary haunted vault. Will you be attacked?
Follow your guide through the narrow streets of Edinburgh to hear about the city's chilling history of ghosts, murderers and witch hunts.
• Discover stories of witch hunts, murderers and ghosts
• Wander the narrow city streets at nightfall with a Spanish guide
• Visit a cemetery famous for its high levels of paranormal activity
• Meet the infamous ghost of Edinburgh Castle
A city as old as Edinburgh is bound to have a few ghosts. Find out for yourself on a tour that takes you to Greyfriars Kirkyard, a.k.a. Covenanter's Prison. As you walk through this section of a 16th-century walled graveyard, you'll hear about the supernatural legend of Mackenzie Poltergeist.
Discover Edinburgh's Underground City, known as the city's most haunted location, on a tour that takes you below the streets. With a guide, you'll explore tunnels known as 'Damnation Alley' and learn about their history and ghosts.
Ancient Gothic architecture, history everywhere, and sites that inspired J. K. Rowling to write Harry Potter; Edinburgh is a magical place! On this private tour, get ready to discover the best highlights the city has to offer.
Get ready to experience Edinburgh the local way. Enjoy the city to the max and hear more about the origin, history, and culture of Edinburgh. Walk down the Royal Mile and head over to the Old College, which is the fifth oldest university in the Anglosphere. See and touch Edinburgh’s history at The National Museum of Scotland and enjoy the panorama of the city.
Explore the peculiar Greyfriars’ Kirkyard and its landmarks full of stories, from Greyfriars Bobby to the harrowing accounts of body snatching. Stroll through the charming Victoria Street and see how it shaped the creation of Diagon Alley in Harry Potter. And step into The Writers’ Museum to discover the life and works of famous authors who have penned masterpieces in the English literary world.
Beyond Edinburgh’s awe-inspiring gothic architecture and medieval charm lies a long history riddled with stories of hope as well as dark and depressing periods. Get to know the famous and notorious people who have left their marks in Edinburgh and discover how locals used to live centuries ago. Explore hidden sites and secret paths, and witness how dramatically the city has evolved, all with your favorite local.
Experience the mysterious atmosphere at night and discover the city through your local host's storytelling. Get ready to listen to stories that will give you goosebumps and will leave you hooked and wanting for more!
This private tour in Edinburgh will open your eyes to the fascinating Scottish history based on grim tales, conspiracy theories, tragedy, and local gossip. Learn how the Scots fought for their religious beliefs and endured a twelve-year-long war. From execution grounds to graveyards, you will hear many harrowing tales that played out within the old city walls.
Dark as the devil's heart, our haunted underground network of vaults from the 1700s will stimulate and excite your senses as the sinister history of these former slum dwellings, once inhabited by the poor and unfortunate along with criminals and prostitutes, begins to come to life in your imagination! Your pulse starts to speed up as your mouth gets drier due to your heightened awareness of what surrounds you! Once experienced, never forgotten.
Delve into Edinburgh’s ghoulish side with an 80 minute early evening walking tour of the city’s eeriest sites! As you venture down the historic Royal Mile you will hear tales of torture, witchcraft, plague and mayhem from your local ghoslty guide – Mr Alexander Clapperton (deceased) – a former Edinburgh cemetery director. Learn about and meet infamous apparitions such as the Mad Monk of Cowgate, the witch Agnes Fynnie, and the wild and bloody Higlander Rhuari McLeod. Prepare yourself for a night of good fun in the shadows!
An atmospheric storytelling experience in Edinburgh’s largest network of 1700s Old Town underground vaults where the poor and destitute lived, and see if you can smell our resident ghost who goes by the name Mr Stinky.