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Extreme Paranormal Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Not for the faint of heart, this 1.5-hour ghost tour of Edinburgh promises to deliver spine-chilling paranormal frights. Edinburgh’s brutal and bloody past has resulted in a heavily haunted present and this tour takes you to some of the city’s most haunted locations. Under the cloak of darkness, you’ll visit a graveyard and descend to the underground vaults that snake beneath the city. Hear vivid tales of torture, murder and body snatching, and enjoy a heightened atmosphere on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
  • 1.5-hour extreme ghost tour of Edinburgh
  • Ideal for fans of the supernatural and those seeking a scare. Not suitable for children.
  • Visit a haunted graveyard and descend to the underground vaults beneath the city
  • Hear vivid retellings of tales involving torture, murder and body snatching
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people to maintain a spooky atmosphere
  • Late night departure time
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80 minute tour of the Old Town, Greyfriars Kirkyard and the South Bridge vaults.
Given the late start and subject matter this tour isn’t suitable for children or the fainthearted.
Well trained, enthusiastic costumed guide playing a character.
Vivid, bloodcurdling accounts from Edinburgh’s history.
Ideal for fans of ghost stories and other tales of the supernatural.
Late night start time helps create a spooky atmosphere.
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

Departure Time

9:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Greet your guide, dressed in period costume, at a central Edinburgh location in the dead of night. Immediately, your master storyteller will launch into spine-tingling tales of Edinburgh’s dark and desultory past.

Follow your guide through shadow-shrouded wynds (narrow streets between houses) on your way to a graveyard famous for numerous ghost sightings. Weave your way between headstones and hear terrifying tales of the restless souls that reside here.

Next, descend to the underground vaults that reside beneath the city; in dimmed light, you’ll step tentatively through narrow passageways while listening to tales of torture, murder, witchery, cannibalism, and body snatching.

After 1.5 hours of frights, ascend from the vaults and bid your guide farewell.
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City of Edinburgh Tours
Not for the faint hearted
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City of Edinburgh Tours

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What is the maximum group size during Extreme Paranormal Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh?
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

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, Oct 2020
James Douglas (i think thsts his surname) was Ace!!! Brilliant banter, he memorised all our names everyone was included in his storied and 'bits' Sam enjoyed his first laudenum drink! (obviously he wasn't really offered a drink due to covid) The tour was covid safe Would absolutly recommend it for those 18+
Excellent. Highly recommended.
, Sep 2020
Really enjoyed our tour, James our guide was brilliant, we loved the stories and the history and it was adults only which was great, the ghost stories weren’t tamed down. Would highly recommend
Ghost tour
, Aug 2020
Tour guide James was very informative/ friendly. The sites included in the tour are a must see,during a trip to Edinburgh- steeped in history & culture!
Paranormal tour
, Oct 2019
Great tour and Dr Knox a brilliant tour guide, fun and informative. I would highly recommend this to anyone and I will be going again when I go next year.
Very Entertaining and a good insight into Edinburgh's History
Daría R
, May 2019
It was a very nice experience and the guide was very knowledgeable and a good Entertainer. All in all great experience. However, the guide was walking so extremely fast it was hard to keep up. Also he did NOT wear a top hat.
We had the 10:45 PM tour and it was...
, Nov 2017
We had the 10:45 PM tour and it was great, small group of people and the guide was excellent, the underground vaults were a highlight to the tour. even though I had been to the Greyfriers cemetary before at night the guide had information not given on a previous tour, was well worth it !
The tour gathered at a convenient...
Gill K
, Aug 2017
The tour gathered at a convenient spot and departed more or less on time. Our Irish guide did an average job giving us some history about the various area as we passed by and gave ample opportunity for guests to ask questions. However for a tour that was billed as extreme paranormal underground there was nothing at all remotely spooky about the locations we visited. I chose to wait to do a later tour to ensure darkness but there were no attempts to spook the guests. I could have sat in a bar over a rink and gleaned the same information. We were a party of 4 and all were disappointed.
Our guide, Dr. Knox was full of...
, May 2017
Our guide, Dr. Knox was full of historic tales and horrific tales! Learned a lot about the history of Edinburgh

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