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The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour provided by City of Edinburgh Tours

The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour

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At street level, Edinburgh is a peaceful and pretty city—but the subterranean tunnels below tell an entirely different story. On this ghostly walking tour, explore historic sites including Greyfriars Kirkyard and St. Giles’ Cathedral with your enthusiastic guide, and hear chilling tales of murder and revenge. Delve down into underground caverns normally closed to the public, and learn of Edinburgh’s grim and gruesome past.
  • Explore Greyfriars Kirkyard and St. Giles’ Cathedral with your guide
  • Visit subterranean caves and tunnels normally closed to the public
  • Uncover underground vaults deep below the streets of Edinburgh
  • Listen as your guide shares tales from Edinburgh’s gruesome past
What to Expect
When darkness falls over Scotland’s ancient capital, make your way to the historic Royal Mile to meet your guide and begin your underground ghost tour. Follow your guide through Old Town’s shadowy lanes and cobbled courtyards, and take in top attractions including Greyfriars Kirkyard—considered to be one of the most haunted cemeteries in the world—and St. Giles’ Cathedral. Along the way, hear haunting tales of crime and punishment dating back through the centuries, and keep watch for otherworldly sightings of ghosts and ghouls. Next, head down into Edinburgh’s subterranean caverns with your guide. Discover 18th-century archways, hidden doorways, and underground vaults, and hear spine-tingling tales from beyond the grave. When your time in the undergrounds tunnels comes to an end, return to the Old Town to conclude your walking tour.
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Important Information
Departure Point
124 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK
1h 15m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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.
  • None
  • No under 5s
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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laur4s2015- wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions5 helpful votes
We did the tour on Monday 16th March. The weather wasn’t kind as it was raining and with the current concerns we were unsure whether we should go but after the introduction with Hellish Nell we were so glad we did. She is so knowledgeable of Edinburgh’s history and shares it
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Date of experience: March 2020
CampbellJGilpin wrote a review Mar 2020
Belfast, United Kingdom4 contributions
My fiance and I went on this tour while in Edinburgh, and we both had a great time. She's a believer, and I'm skeptic, but there was plenty of interest for both of us, as it mixes both the real gruesome history with paranormal details. Our guide Nell was brilliant, and really
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Date of experience: February 2020
Rhea Z wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions
Let me start by saying that the weather was too cold and too wet (raining all the time) for my liking, and parts of the tour are over ground. However, Nell (our guide) made her best to keep us entertained, and tried to find roofs where we can stand under. I enjoyed the tour,
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Date of experience: March 2020
Tony wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions
Our guide was Dr Knox, very charming guy who really made the tour worth it. Interesting history, vaults were scary, would recommend to everyone . We did this on our first night and it helped orientate us as hadn't been to Edinburgh before.
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Charlie M wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom25 contributions6 helpful votes
Done the underground ghost tour with rizzio(david) on the 10th march was nice as their was only 8 of us in our group was very knowledgable guide the tour was pretty creepy at some points like you was being watched. Also I think I caught something on my phone, didn't realise at
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By: City of Edinburgh Tours
Ok, but not quite what we expected
My wife and I wanted to take part in a ghost tour whilst in Edinburgh, and whilst this was interesting, it wasnt qu
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Agnes/Natalie was a great tour guide!
We loved this tour! It was fun and informative. We definitely have and will continue to recommend this tour. Agnes
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The tour was really interesting, we learned a lot about some of Edinburgh’s darker history. It was all brought to l
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Jessie was such a good tour guide! It was really spooky and there were tons of interesting stories that made the to
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Fright night tour
This excursion was very interesting. Jessie J really knows what she was speaking about. It was very scary at times.
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Best night in Scotland!
I was skeptical at first because it’s so much money! Although I definitely got my money’s worth! If you go, go on a
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Kate R
Agnes was a brilliant guide!
This was such a wonderful tour! Agnes was a very knowledgable guide who had some really great stories and facts to
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Fun & family friendly
Such a great ghost tour! Nell and her male companion the “hangsman” kept us mesmerized with the interesting storie
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Very informative
Very informative, really interesting, small group tour. Couldn’t recommend enough! Our guide had a good mix of hum
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A lot of fun
We did this tour for the second time. Mary was our tour guide and she has a LOT of knowledge and she is a lot of fu
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Spooky Dream
Listen, I've been waiting to go to Scotland since I was 9 to hear buttery voices and see ghosts. I got to do both h
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Ghost Tour
Our guide Agnes was very informative and very, very entertaining! A fascinating insight into how people had to live
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Brilliant but scary
We visited on th 26th for the 10:15 tour with David. He was friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable. He answered
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Old town and underground ghost tour
Went on ghost tour with Nell as our guide. Very friendly and very informative. Made a cold dreich day very enjoyab
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Edinburgh Ghost Tour underground
Our guide Agnes made this Tour. First class, value for money and highly recommended. Very central and easy to bo
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  • Duration: 1h 15m
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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