Guided tour

Edinburgh: Evening Underground Ghost Tour

Edinburgh: Evening Underground Ghost Tour

Activity provider: City of Edinburgh Tours
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From US$ 17.62 per person

Discover the chambers beneath the streets of Edinburgh at the Edinburgh Vaults. Hear true tales of murder and witchcraft on a spooky ghost tour of the Old Town. Visit Greyfriars Kirkyard, and venture down some of the small alleys off the Royal Mile.

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Duration 75 minutes
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  • Explore the Edinburgh Vaults beneath the city's streets
  • Hear tales of torture and the serial killers Burke and Hare
  • Visit the most haunted graveyard in Edinburgh
  • Learn the stories of some of the city's most notorious characters
  • Experience weird sensations and hear strange noises in the dark!
Full description

Experience the world's most haunted city on a ghost tour of Edinburgh and be spooked by the dark side of the Old Town. Discover the hidden wynds (alleys) off the Royal Mile and hear some of Edinburgh’s horrifying secrets. Visit what is considered the world's most haunted graveyards, "Greyfriars Kirkyard." Finally, explore the underground Edinburgh Vaults. Completed in 1788, the series of chambers housed taverns and stored illicit material, including dead bodies killed by serial killers Burke and Hare for their medical experiments. Journey through over 400 years of history and true tales of hangings, torture, murders, and witchcraft. Shiver at the weird noises and unexplained smells that appear after dark! 

  • Guided tour
  • Entrance to the Edinburgh Vaults
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 5 years
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    • Meet opposite Starbucks at 124a High Street

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Weather-appropriate clothing
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    4.5 /5

    based on 486 reviews

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    Paul, The hangman was an excellent guide, his stories and knowledge of the local history was interesting and spooky enough to keep you anticipating a bump or tap on the shoulder. It’s our first visit to Edinburgh and we thoroughly enjoyed the ghost tour. I would recommend the tour to anyone visiting Edinburgh.

    April 19, 2022

    Dr.Knox was absolutely amazing, really enjoyed his tour. He made some very funny jokes and kept us going to whole time and we had a good laugh. He was very informative about all the facts and went into great detail. I also enjoyed the underground section of it very spooky as apparently the dolls move you know if you see them.

    December 3, 2021

    This was the first time that me and my partner have visited Edinburgh and we were really looking forward to this tour; it didn’t disappoint. This exceeded all of our expectations and we were really impressed. Our guide (Dr. Knox) was very knowledgeable and fantastic at what he did. Made the overall experience amazing.

    October 26, 2021

    Product ID: 70363