Guided tour

Edinburgh: Evening Underground Ghost Tour

Activity provider: City of Edinburgh Tours

Edinburgh: Evening Underground Ghost Tour

Activity provider: City of Edinburgh Tours
Likely to sell out

From US$ 19.81 per person

Likely to sell out

Discover the chambers beneath the streets of Edinburgh at the Edinburgh Vaults. Hear true tales of murder and witchcraft on a spooky ghost tour of the Old Town. Visit Greyfriars Kirkyard, and venture down some of the small alleys off the Royal Mile.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 75 minutes
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide


  • Explore the Edinburgh Vaults beneath the city's streets
  • Hear tales of torture and the serial killers Burke and Hare
  • Visit the most haunted graveyard in Edinburgh
  • Learn the stories of some of the city's most notorious characters
  • Experience weird sensations and hear strange noises in the dark!
Full description

Experience the world's most haunted city on a ghost tour of Edinburgh and be spooked by the dark side of the Old Town. Discover the hidden wynds (alleys) off the Royal Mile and hear some of Edinburgh’s horrifying secrets. Visit what is considered the world's most haunted graveyards, "Greyfriars Kirkyard." Finally, explore the underground Edinburgh Vaults. Completed in 1788, the series of chambers housed taverns and stored illicit material, including dead bodies killed by serial killers Burke and Hare for their medical experiments. Journey through over 400 years of history and true tales of hangings, torture, murders, and witchcraft. Shiver at the weird noises and unexplained smells that appear after dark! 

  • Guided tour
  • Entrance to the Edinburgh Vaults
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 5 years
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

    Select participants and date



    Meeting point

    Meet opposite Starbucks at 124a High Street.

    Open in Google Maps ⟶
    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Weather-appropriate clothing
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 630 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
    • Value for money
    • Service
    • Organization

    Sort by:

    Traveler type:

    Star rating:

    James Douglas - What a fantastic tour guide. Marvellous at story telling with great sense of humour. Great at remembering names too! 75 minutes of pure joy and knowledge about the history of this beautiful city. Highly recommend the tour especially at night, it adds to the climate. Money & time well spent!

    December 12, 2022

    Dr. Knox. Was the perfect tour guide! Charming, funny, informative and attentative. I'm fairly certain that the tour we attended wouldn't have been the same if it wasn't for our lead (what a handsome devil he was also) . He was nothing short of amazing . The tour itself was a really interesting insight into the history or Edinburgh through the years with tidbits spread throughout. Can't recommend this tour enough. Visited a few museums the day after and the topics in the tour were often brought up in a number of displays. Thank you, Liam and Frog

    Read more

    November 29, 2022

    Campy in a good way. Lord Villar stayed in character the whole time. He had fun with the role. No on was lost on the tour in the dark and it was a big group. Light hearted without being disrespectful to the serious topics. Very informative. Audience participation is at Lord Villar’s discretion.

    October 26, 2022

    Product ID: 70363