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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 1-hour trip, hear anecdotes and facts about Edinburgh’s chilling past, replete with bloody executions, unspeakable tortures and murder. 

Highlights

  • 1-hour ghost tour around Edinburgh in a vintage double-decker bus
  • Discover the ghastly goings on from Edinburgh’s history
  • Admire Edinburgh’s historic attractions, including Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile and the Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Hear accounts of strange occurrences witnessed in haunted locations including Greyfriars Kirk and Grassmarket square
  • Enjoy enthralling commentary from an entertaining guide

What You Can Expect

Edinburgh Ghost Tour by Vintage Bus

Learn about witch hunts of the 16th and 17th centuries

Choose an evening start time and meet your creepy guide in central Edinburgh for a 1-hour journey through the city’s gruesome history. Board the vintage double-decker ghost bus, grab a seat in the shadowy upper or lower deck, and peer out the window as you travel the dimming city streets.  

As you ride, allow your conductor’s chilling tales to transport you to the dark side. Hear about Edinburgh’s famous executions, murders, misdeeds and most sinister characters. Rile at the stories of Burke and Hare, notorious gravediggers who made a killing off cadaver sales to medical schools in the 19th century, and the incensed witch hunts of the 16th and 17th centuries. 


You’ll pass the city’s most haunted sites and infamous landmarks like Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Greyfriars Kirk, plagued by the wandering souls of restless spirits. Visit Grassmarket and discover its bloody history as the execution site of many famous traitors and disrupters, including the unfortunate 'half-hangit' Maggie Dickson. Be sure to ask your guide about this story!


By the end, you’ll have an intimate understanding of Edinburgh’s sinister side. Your tour leaves you in Edinburgh Old Town with time to warm your chilled soul at a local pub.

Customer Reviews

Amanda B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Brilliant

Clifford T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Just a good fun with lots of interesting information

Denise C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The conductor was amazing. It was like being in a funny/scary/historical/funny again play where the audience are the cast.

becks1989

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

AWOL was the tour guide - really funny and made the experience great. Went to various places of interest to hear different ghost stories. Well worth doing

theaterlover

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

A fun filled hour of entertainment, great guide and storyteller.

Janice S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great time for both myself 70 years old and my 20 year old grandson. Fun and interesting. Well worth the cost.

Margaret C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Absolutely loved this, it's cleverly organised and Tommy was brilliant, I would recommend this highly so go and enjoy!

Belinda R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great time! Our guide was excellent!!

Helen M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Very entertaining and a good mixture of true happenings and creepy stories. Being an Edinburger and interested in the past history I knew about all the real past happenings. Very good all round and it is my second time. Will probably do it again another year.

James S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

AWOL and Igor aka Burke and Hare transported us through a spine tingling broom ride of a haunted tour of Edinburgh by dead of night. Atmospheric, a must!

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