Guided tour

Edinburgh: Old Town and Underground Ghost Tour

Edinburgh: Old Town and Underground Ghost Tour

From US$ 16.32 per person

Explore Edinburgh's Old Town and underground vaults on a 1-hour tour. Your guide, in period costume, will tell you tales of Scotland's dark past.

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  • Hear true stories about Edinburgh's dark past from your tour guide
  • Explore the underground vaults and learn about the ghosts that haunt them
  • Visit some hidden wynds and closes in Edinburgh's historic old town
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Join an early afternoon ghost tour in Edinburgh and enjoy a walk with a professional local guide dressed in full period costume. See historic landmarks in the old town on this 1-hour tour as your guide tells you about Edinburgh’s dark past. Head down into the city’s underground vaults, located below the historic South Bridge, just off Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile. The vaults are known to be some of the most haunted in the world and many a ghost has been spotted lurking around by visitors and guides. Experience an afternoon filled with ghosts, torture, death, and horror in Scotland’s historic capital.

  • Guided tour
  • Entrance to Edinburgh's underground vaults
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    • Children under 5 years
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Meet opposite Starbucks at 124a High Street.

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    • Weather-appropriate clothing
    • Comfortable shoes
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    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 397 reviews

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    Brilliant tour, the guide ( James ) was hilarious and made it thoroughly enjoyable. Sadly we had to bow out early as our autistic daughter struggled with the underground tunnels. It was a real shame as she was enjoying it so much. Such an interesting and fun activity, we would recommend it to everyone.

    January 3, 2022

    You get what you pay for. This is an affordable half old town half underground ghost tour. You are told a bit of the fascinating history of Edinburgh and key figures/events in its history. It is insightful and interesting and our tour guide (whose name I’ve forgotten) was very funny. Do pack an umbrella in case it rains for the street level tour. If you want an affordable one hour long tour of the old town and one underground street, this is a good one. I also think the content was well suited to kids (at least with our tour guide). If what you really want is an underground tour, do the (much) more expensive The Real Mary King’s Close tour.

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    December 23, 2021

    Generally good .Strong narrative and daughter thought interesting . More could be made of the underground chambers such as whispering , chanting etc . On a health and safety note better for the guide to wait at top of stairs as Andrew shot down steps and I could have easily fallen into the blackness .

    December 12, 2021

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