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Ghost and Torture Tour in Edinburgh

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 1 hour 15 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket


Take a step back into the Scottish capital’s grisly past on this 1-hour ghost and torture tour in Edinburgh. Follow a guide through Edinburgh’s historic Old Town and hear tales of crime, witchcraft and deceit! Learn of the poor souls left to rot in jail and hear of the plight of the city’s many plague victims. On this gruesome and grimy tour, gain insight into the Edinburgh of a bygone era and see the city in a whole new light. Afterward, enjoy free entry into the torture museum.
  • 1-hour ghost and torture walking tour in Edinburgh
  • Explore Edinburgh’s historic Old Town with a guide
  • Hear spine-tingling tales of dank prisons, plague victims and mean criminals
  • Gain insight into the Scottish capital’s dark past
  • Enjoy free entry to the torture museum and see the mean instruments on display

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • 300 Lawnmarket
    300 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PH, UK

    Meet at the Tourist Information Police Box, outside of the Bank of Scotland. This is across the road from the pub/bar, Deacon Brodie’s Tavern. The guide will meet everyone at our Police box. Please be there 5 minutes before the tour time.

Departure Time

6:00 PM

Return Details

  • 45 Niddry St
    45 Niddry St, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, UK

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Age recommendation 12+
Operated by Auld Reekie Tours Ltd

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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32 reviews
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Fantastic tour, our Guide was...
Luke F, Nov 2016
Fantastic tour, our Guide was brilliant and so knowledgeable. Highly recommend it - and it isn't too scary!
My friend who has been to Edinburgh...
Claire C, Dec 2015
My friend who has been to Edinburgh a few times and I booked this tour as a last minute addition to our weekend in Edinburgh, purchasing through the app was easy enough however trying to locate the starting point was very difficult. We asked several locals, google map's and eventually took a taxi and sadly not even the taxi could find it. We went into a bar close by to ask for more directions and came upon a very helpful man who knew the tour guide and proceeded to call them advising we were on our way down. He took us to the corner of the next street where our tour was supposedly waiting but again no sign. After this we sadly gave up. I'm sure the tour itself would have been brilliant if you were lucky enough to find the starting place.
Excellent tour guide, spooky...
Sarah H, Sep 2015
Excellent tour guide, spooky atmosphere, would recommend A
Visite qui a réussi à effrayer une...
Jean Francois G, May 2015
Visite qui a réussi à effrayer une partie des demoiselles du groupe. Toutefois, les adultes sont restés sur leur faim


Product code: 8752P2