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The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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icon1 hour 15 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

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.
  • Evening Edinburgh underground vaults walking tour
  • Explore the Old Town’s ‘wynds’ and hear about their history and mysteries
  • Visit Greyfriars Kirkyard, said to be the world’s most haunted graveyard
  • Descend into Edinburgh’s underground vaults and uncover their 400-year history
  • Hear tales of ghosts, murders and torture, and watch and listen for unexplained events
  • Guide dressed as one of Edinburgh’s most infamous characters
  • Early evening tour suitable for families
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75 Minute evening walking tour of Edinburgh’s Old Town and South Bridge vaults.
Guide plays a real, distinct and infamous character from Scotland’s history.
Walk through the Old Town’s distinctive closes, wynds and secluded squares.
Visit the world-famous, eerie, unforgettable Greyfriars Kirkyard.
Hear terrifying stories of hauntings, murders, executions and cannibalism.
6.45pm Evening tour is suitable for families.
Travel back in time and descend into our section of underground street.
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No under 5s

Departure Point

124 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your guide on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile in the early evening. Your guide will be dressed as one of the Scottish capital’s most infamous historical characters, bringing an extra spook factor to your experience.

Then, set out on foot to explore the hidden wynds and closes radiating from the Royal Mile. Stroll through shadowy lanes and courtyards, and listen as your guide details their dark history and horrifying secrets, hearing tales of the criminality and murders once rife here.

Next, head to what is claimed to be the world’s most haunted cemetery: Greyfriars Kirkyard. Walk around the tombstones, and listen to stories of poltergeists, missing bodies, and the graveyard’s famously loyal dog.

Lastly, follow your guide into Edinburgh’s underground vaults. Explore the dark subterranean chambers, and uncover their 400-year history as you hear gruesome snippets about ghosts, torture, murder, witchcraft, and unexplained events.

As you walk, watch and listen or any strange events and noises: many visitors to the vaults have reported weird sensations and sightings.

When it’s time, re-emerge into the streets of the Old Town, where your tour ends when you say goodbye to your guide.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Royal Mile
Visit haunted old streets then enter the world's most haunted graveyard.
Pass By:  
City of Edinburgh Tours
Meet at old police box
Stop At:  
Greyfriars Kirkyard
The world's most haunted graveyard.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City of Edinburgh Tours

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

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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 The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

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

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

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour.

Reviews

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star-5
Social distancing spooks
Lynn_W
, Oct 2020
Would highly recommend this tour, social distancing was adhered to however did no dampen the experience! Paul aka Alexander Cockburn done a fantastic job also
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star-5
The tour guide’s knowlage
Yvonne_S
, Oct 2020
The tour guide was excellent and very informative about the history of the city, thank you. The enhanced excitement for my daughter was the underground.
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star-4
Good but not high performance
Edinburghborn
, Oct 2020
The tour guide was excellent and very knowledgable. Wish it was more scary and expected more underground to be honest!!! I think I have been on other tours with more impressive underground visits. Also with extremely inebriated group which was completely ruining the tone and not allowing the guide to deliver as good as he could have.
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Tour Guide
Graeme_M
, Oct 2020
Informative, funny ... really enjoyable for the whole family. Was’nt sure if my youngest was maybe a bit young at 9 but Paul was a great storyteller and a excellent tour guide, totally got him involved. I would absolutely recommend.
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star-5
Fun,interesting and friendly.
Chantelle_S
, Oct 2020
Me and husband and 2 girls (6 & 12) Very much enjoyed your walking tour. Our tour Gide was very good.
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star-5
Great tour.
Harold_bishops_lover
, Oct 2020
Wonderful tour. James was superb, witty and interesting. Enjoyed every minute. He kept us entertained all the way through.
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star-5
Go at night
Rosie
, Oct 2020
Interesting, funny and spooky. We did an evening tour in the dark and it was fascinating to hear the history of the darker side. Dr Nox was brilliantly entertaining and knowledgeable
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star-4
A very wet but funny tour of Edinburgh
Emma_W
, Oct 2020
Really enjoyed the tour ... Our tour guide was witty and energetic and helped us enjoy the tour as much as we could in the poring rain.
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star-5
Really enjoyed this tour!
Hannah_F
, Oct 2020
Went on the the 18:45 tour on 3rd October, our guide the hangman (Paul) was fantastic, so funny and included us in the tour. The facts were so interesting (and scary!) and we had a really great time. We highly recommend this tour, also felt very safe with covid restrictions
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star-5
Great experience
Kaylie_W
, Oct 2020
Agnes the witch was brilliant she kept us informed and entertained the sites were brilliant worth the money thank you!
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