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Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

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.
  • 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
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Departure Point

435 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2NT, UK

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Choose an evening start time and meet your creepy guide in central Edinburgh for a 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. 

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 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.
Itinerary
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Edinburgh Castle
Customers will be provided with information on Edinburgh Castles spiritual and historical past.
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Edinburgh Old Town
Customers will be provided with information on Edinburgh Old Town's spiritual and historical past.
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Royal Mile
Customers will be provided with information on Royal Mile's spiritual and historical past.
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Greyfriars Kirk
Customers will be provided with information on Greyfriars spiritual and historical past.
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Palace of Holyroodhouse
Customers will be provided with information on the Palace of Holyroodhouse's spiritual and historical past.
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Grassmarket
Customers will be provided with information on Grassmarket's spiritual and historical past
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The Ghost Bus Tours
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 54 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Ghost Bus Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 54 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh.

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  • "Don't expect a paranormal investigation, but do expect lots of laughs and giggles." See review

Reviews

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star-4
Conductor
Brian_M
, Oct 2020
Bus conductor was very good and funny, a few ghost projections/holograms could make it a wee bit more interesting.(especially at the graveyard site)
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star-5
Ghost Bus Tour
Donna_Millar
, Sep 2020
Fantastic tour very educational, but funny at same time. Tommy Terror tour guide was very entertaining plus the Driver 😊
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star-5
Amazing
Sharlene_D
, Sep 2020
What an experience, the host was amazing from start to finish, we laughed we jumped and we laughed some more. Learnt lots of interesting facts about the dark side of endinburgh and the tour through the graveyard was an added bonus and definitely the highlight for us. My 9 year old said it was scary but amazing 👏
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star-5
Spooktacular
Trav
, Sep 2020
The ghost bus was a great way to spend an evening more fun than spooky but a little scary in the graveyard well worth a trip!!
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star-4
Enjoyable and Entertaining Ghost Tour
Dewi
, Sep 2020
Eddie was very funny tour guide, told us story about the creepy history of the city but in a very funny and entertaining way. 5 stars for Eddie!! This 4 stars is given to the tour company for the technical problem that makes us unable to experience the whole things about the tour. Overall, it's a nice and must try experience when in Edinburgh.
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star-3
Not to bad
Dean_S
, Sep 2020
Overall not bad, a little expensive really for what you get. The tour is quite amusing rather than scary but like I said not bad.
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star-4
Went too fast
Teresa_G
, Aug 2020
Staff on bus were good x enjoyed our day out with granddaughter x something different for a birthday
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star-5
Full of entertainment
Sonia_W
, Aug 2020
Even in the pouring rain, this tour was great. The guide was informative, dramatic, knowledgeable and very entertaining. Our 3 children who are aged 6, 9 and 12 loved it and wanted to go again.
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star-5
Jenny is alive
dunc
, Aug 2020
Is well organised . Had good time would recommend if your visiting Edinburgh. Information about city was very interesting and delivered in a fun way . Good job
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star-4
Great fun
Shell_S
, Aug 2020
Oliver was hilarious he made the tour interesting and funny as well Suitable for children You see a lot of the city
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