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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh

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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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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Transport by Routemaster
Food and drinks
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Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

435 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2NT, UK

Departing from Edinburgh Lawnmarket, outside Deacon Brodies Tavern.

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
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please arrive 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time. The tour cannot wait for late passengers and they cannot be admitted once the show has started.
  • 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
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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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1,170 Reviews

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star-5
Loved it
Hannah_I
, Sep 2021
It was amazing, more funny than actually scary, but was really informative. It was also a good way of touring round Edinburgh. Would 100% recommend.
star-5
A great evening
Grace_S
, Sep 2021
We loved the little graveyard tour in the dark, the photos we took definitely had something supernatural going on. The bus ride was a solid balance of spooky vibes and comedy moments. Spooky Samual was a great tour guide!
star-5
Great fun tour
Pauline_B
, Sep 2021
Great fun experience with sam. Lots of humour and laughing from the start. Good mix of informative ,fun and a bit of scare .
star-2
Bus tour
michelle_G
, Sep 2021
The guide was funny and very good but we thought it would be a bit more interesting for the price. .....
star-5
Great tour
Julian_H
, Sep 2021
It was all very good , very funny . Loved our guide Devious Dave . Bus was a great ride . +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++×++++×××××+++++++
star-3
Not what it was hyped up to be
Clare_C
, Sep 2021
Not all it was hyped up to be, stopped at a cemetery for what reason I’m still trying to figure out, the actor/conductor made it slightly bearable , just a drive round old Edinburgh in an old bus tbh
star-4
Not too scary bus tour
Karen_C
, Sep 2021
Tongue in cheek scary sight seeing tour . Good hours fun round Edinburgh . Guide Tommy Terror very amusing
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Fun "spooky" bus tour
Karen_S
, Aug 2021
A real fun experience, saw lots of The City too and heard stories of the haunting of Edinburgh, recommended
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Ghost tour bus
Natalie_H
, Aug 2021
More comedy than scary - did laugh but definitely wasn’t scared at all. Nice way to see one of the sights and helped us find our bearings for the rest of our stay The facts were rushed and would benefit from s’more props / actors.
star-5
Great Fun
joann_r
, Aug 2021
Fab fun. Great commentary. Nice little walk in a graveyard. Right balance of grim and grin. Well organised, good combination of host, audio and visuals.

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