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Edinburgh Old Town History and Underground Vaults Ghost Tour

Highlights
  • Stroll through Old Town and explore the South Bridge vaults
  • Learn about hauntings, murders, and city history
  • Fully narrated by a guide in period costume
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Edinburgh Old Town History and Underground Vaults Ghost Tour
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Edinburgh Old Town History and Underground Vaults Ghost Tour
US$12.04
Overview
Explore the storied history of Edinburgh’s Old Town on this ghost-themed walking tour, during which you can see sites linked to hauntings and murders, descend into the South Bridge vaults, and stroll through the city’s cobbled alleys. Your guide, dressed in period costume, will provide informative narration throughout the tour, which departs in the early afternoon for a family-friendly atmosphere.
What to Expect
Your tour begins at Hunter Square on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, where you meet your guide and set off on foot to explore the city’s Old Town.

Stroll through Edinburgh’s cobbled alleys (wynds), hidden closes, and courtyards while you learn about hauntings, crimes, and mysteries from your guide.

Next, descend into the city’s underground vaults, located beneath the historic South Bridge. Explore the dark chambers, listen to eerie ghost stories, and watch through a section of glass roof as pedestrians walk unknowingly overhead.

Your tour ends in Old Town, where your guide departs.
Write a ReviewReviews (21)

1 - 5 of 21 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Fab tour!

We had Maggie for our guide and she was lovely! Very informative tour and really enjoyed the underground part! 5 *

Thank DumbleDawn
RemmyF2, Guest Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your kind words!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wonderful tour with flamboyant and expert tour guide - grusome and informative historical journey through Edinburgh

Fanatsic tour guide - Captain Porteous - a flamboyant, energetic and expert in Edinburghs 'horrible history'. An overgournd tour around the royal mile and onto Black Friers Cemetry and finishing in the underground vault. Great humour and tension. Not too scary and children were 'goggle-eyed'...More

Thank Scott P
Remmy F, Guest Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, Scott, for this fantastic review!

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile
Next Time, Haunted!

Had a great time touring the Vaults and down the Royal Mile; with our guide, Hazel. Hearing old stories of its history and the scoundrels, rouges and their interesting part in their demise. Love to join the ghost tour, next time.

Thank Fionna B
Remmy F, Guest Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Thank you Fiona, very good to hear you enjoyed the history tour and we would love to have you back for a spooky one!

Reviewed 6 August 2018
DR Bell

Although the guide was knowledgeable, we felt a little disappointed with our tour, it was more historical than scary and people that had not paid and were not wearing issued badges joined the tour without being challenged by the guide.More

Thank eric h
Remmy F, Guest Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Hello Eric, thank you for your feedback. I am very sorry you were disappointed with the experience, but I should say that the afternoon tours are always a mix of historical and spooky. We can assure you that nobody who did not pay gained access...More

Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile
Interesting tour and great value for a family.

We really enjoyed our tour with Major Weir. Perfect mix of history and spooky tales. Our boys aged 8, 11 and 13 all loved it. Would highly recommend!

Thank Emselb77
Remmy F, Guest Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Hello, thank you so much for the review and the brilliant photos! We are very happy you and the kids enjoyed it. Major Weir is definitely a family favourite.

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