Guided tour

Edinburgh: Fright Night Underground Ghost Tour

Activity provider: City of Edinburgh Tours
Guided tour

Edinburgh: Fright Night Underground Ghost Tour

Activity provider: City of Edinburgh Tours
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From US$ 22.21 per person

Likely to sell out

Discover the world’s most haunted city on a ghost tour of Edinburgh and be spooked by one of the city’s most infamous sons as they lead you around the Old Town.

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Duration 75 minutes
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  • Visit Edinburgh's most famous haunted locations
  • Hear stories of Edinburgh's dark and unsavory past
  • Spend time with our enthusiastic guide dressed in full period costume
  • Escape the streets above into the depths below, where nobody can hear you scream...
  • Explore the world's most haunted graveyard
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Discover the dark and chilling history of Edinburgh with an experienced and energetic guide.

As you wind through the hidden wynds (alleys) off the Royal Mile, be entertained by this passionate and engaging storyteller who, dressed in full period costume, will regale you with dark tales.

Then, visit what is regarded as the most haunted graveyard in the world at “Greyfriars Kirkyard.” Finally, go deep underground and explore the Edinburgh Vaults beneath the streets.

Completed in 1788, the series of chambers were used to house taverns and as storage space for illicit material, including the bodies of people killed by serial killers Burke and Hare for their medical experiments. Journey through over 400 years of history and hear terrifying true tales of hangings, torture, murders, and witchcraft. Shiver at the weird noises and unexplained smells that make an appearance after dark.

  • Guided tour
  • Entrance to Edinburgh's underground vaults
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 5 years
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    • Meet opposite Starbucks at 124a High Street

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Weather-appropriate clothing
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    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 152 reviews

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    Absolutely loved this ghost tour! My friends and I booked it for Halloween weekend for our 30th. Our tour guide had some issue and didn't show but the guide running the next tour was kind enough to let us join his tour even though he had to be a bit overwhelmed running it for double the people. But give "Dr Knox" his due, he didn't break character once and really brought the Burke and Hare tale to life. The only let down was that we skipped the graveyard section of the tour due to weather but not knocking off a star for that as safety comes first. Had a brilliant time.

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    March 29, 2023

    Our tour was fabulous with James as our guide! He got to know a little about the group and was quick witted to add fun banter all night while telling the stories of Edinburgh. My teens enjoyed it just as much as I did. Lots of walking and somewhat dark places but that added to the atmosphere. Worth every penny or pound!!!!

    March 29, 2023

    First time we have done a ghost tour, and our 16 year old loved it. We thought it was very good. Our guide Nell was very charismatic and knowledgeable and happy to talk more and answer our questions at the end of the tour, so thanks for that ! Would have ben nice to have seen a bit more of the underground buildings, but understand this is limited by what the tour company has access to. Maybe slightly on the expensive side, considering some of the places (greyfriars) you can visit for free anyway, but of course you are paying for the time and knowledge of the guide of course, and labour costs arent cheap these days are they ?! Overall an enjoyable thing to do in Edinburgh. Would be interesting to do some of the other underground tours to compare them.

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    March 29, 2023

    Product ID: 73776