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icon1 hour 15 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Edinburgh is known for its dark past, and this evening walking tour is the original one to showcase the city's historically sinister and spooky side. Discover the hidden ‘wynds’ (alleys) and closes of the Old Town as you learn their mysteries and horrors; visit the ghost-ridden Greyfriars Kirkyard; and explore the city’s underground vaults to uncover their spirits and secrets. Your tour is led by a creepily costumed guide.
  • Evening Edinburgh underground vaults walking tour
  • Explore the Old Town’s ‘wynds’ and hear about their history and mysteries
  • Visit Greyfriars Kirkyard, said to be the world’s most haunted graveyard
  • Descend into Edinburgh’s underground vaults and uncover their 400-year history
  • Hear tales of ghosts, murders and torture, and watch and listen for unexplained events
  • Guide dressed as one of Edinburgh’s most infamous characters
  • Early evening tour suitable for families
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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

Departure Point

124 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK

Old Police Box by starbucks

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your guide on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile in the early evening. Your guide will be dressed as one of the Scottish capital’s most infamous historical characters, bringing an extra spook factor to your experience.

Then, set out on foot to explore the hidden wynds and closes radiating from the Royal Mile. Stroll through shadowy lanes and courtyards, and listen as your guide details their dark history and horrifying secrets, hearing tales of the criminality and murders once rife here.

Next, head to what is claimed to be the world’s most haunted cemetery: Greyfriars Kirkyard. Walk around the tombstones, and listen to stories of poltergeists, missing bodies, and the graveyard’s famously loyal dog.

Lastly, follow your guide into Edinburgh’s underground vaults. Explore the dark subterranean chambers, and uncover their 400-year history as you hear gruesome snippets about ghosts, torture, murder, witchcraft, and unexplained events.

As you walk, watch and listen or any strange events and noises: many visitors to the vaults have reported weird sensations and sightings.

When it’s time, re-emerge into the streets of the Old Town, where your tour ends when you say goodbye to your guide.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Edinburgh Old Town
Experience the Old town's wynd's and closes Visit the most haunted graveyard in Edinburgh Explore the Edinburgh Vaults beneath the city's streets
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Q:
What is the maximum group size during The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Hangman was a brilliant guide and highly recommend this tour to anyone who comes to Edinburgh!" See review

Reviews

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1,349 Reviews

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star-3
Just to find out the...
Ian_m
, Sep 2021
Just to find out the history of what it was like 200 year ago. I'm glad I didn't live in those times
star-5
Fantastic evening with a...
Marina_B
, Sep 2021
Fantastic evening with a lady called Acnes, she was great fun a told the stories with great enthusiasm, on some occasions even made me jump, absolutely brilliant time, I would really recommend it to everyone 🙂
star-5
Underground Edinburgh ghost tour
Jacqui_D
, Sep 2021
Nell our ghost tour guide was brilliant she brought the whole experience alive. Edinburgh is a beautiful city with a fabulous history. Thoroughly recommended.
star-4
Good tour worth it to see...
David_S
, Sep 2021
Good tour worth it to see the underground. Lady that took us was very knowledgeable. Makes it better if it is dsrk
star-3
Underwhelmed
Samantha_B
, Sep 2021
Not really an underground tour as this part was only the last 10-15 minutes. Although the tour guide Dr Knox was very entertaining.
star-5
Great fun and fascinating
Michael_K
, Sep 2021
A really enjoyable experience filled with fascinating facts about the city, taking to parts of it that wouldn’t otherwise be seen. You learn about Edinburgh’s history in an engaging and entertaining way, with a knowledgable and committed guide. Would hugely recommend.
star-5
Wonderful tour!
Amy
, Sep 2021
This was an absolutely FANTASTIC experience. We learned such interesting stories and a bit of Scottish history. John Napier was a top notch guide! Would do it again if we ever made it back to Scotland.
star-3
Loved the tour although...
Kathryn_K
, Sep 2021
Loved the tour although would have liked the guide to be a little more serious, she didn't seem to talk about the history in a serious manner. Came to learn about the history not to be entertained.
star-5
Scary and fun
Milton_G
, Sep 2021
Mr Hangman was very attentional, and the tour was very good and informative. Thank you for the stories and the nice time
star-5
Brilliant
David_D
, Sep 2021
John Napier took us around the old town! Great fun and very knowledgeable guy about the dark history of Edinburgh.

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