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Ghost and Torture Tour in Edinburgh

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Discover Edinburgh's past through a grimier lens on a nighttime walking tour around Old Town. Not for the faint of heart, you in-costume guide shares stories about witchcraft, brutal punishments, plague victims, and grisly torture all set in Edinburgh. After a tour through the Torture Museum, visit a web of underground vaults, reserved exclusively for the tour, still adorned by stalactites and stalagmites.
    What to Expect
    Your tour is an adventurous journey into Edinburgh’s dark history. Not for the faint hearted, you will hear what happened to those accused of witchcraft, those thrown into prison for not paying their taxes, and those that perhaps still stalk the streets today...

    What happened during the burning times? Where are the victims of the great plague buried? Closer than you think! Join your experienced costumed guide as you walk through the Old Town.

    Following this is included free and guided access to the suppliers grimly fascinating Torture Museum! Understand what punishment could be gained for common crimes or even no crime at all... Ask your guide what their favorite item is! There are instruments from all over Europe from the late 1500’s and early 1600’s.

    Finally enter our underground network of vaults, famously filling the subterranean arches of Edinburgh's South Bridge, still in their original condition and lit by candlelight. Stalactites and stalagmites line the caverns and each stone, if it could speak, would echo with some of old Edinburgh’s bloodiest and cruel history.
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    Departure Point
    300 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PH, UK
    Departure Time
    6:00 PM
    1h 15m
    Return Details
    45 Niddry St, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, UK
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Age recommendation 12+
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    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    So, start of the tour was fab as we were led down the royal mile by peter who was very knowledgeable and very informative showed us a few places and explained their history, when we arrived at the office we were met by christ christelle who was also very knowledgeable but over
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    I would like to applaud our Tour Guide for tonights 1800 tour, Ewan. Bravo, Sir. Bravo! Myself and my friend Jacqueline do a different "spooky event" every year in Edinburgh. Your banter, jokes, sarcastic comments and general scares were awesome. So far, one of the best tour
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    A word of warning if you're overly sensitive, either in being easily scared or easily offended then this isn't the tour for you probably. You need to be able to take a bit of a ribbing and have a a laugh otherwise Ewan will destroy you! Haha Unfortunately for me I was picked out
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    Great tour, great ghost, ..... sorry, I mean host, great host. Very interesting I was unaware Edinburgh was so haunted. loved it
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    Guide was excellent, very knowledgeable and kept everyone engaged in the story, the vaults and torture museum left lots for your imagination to work on and made you forget that it was still daylight outside.
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