Guided tour

Edinburgh: Old Town and Underground Ghost Tour

Activity provider: City of Edinburgh Tours
Guided tour

Edinburgh: Old Town and Underground Ghost Tour

Activity provider: City of Edinburgh Tours

From US$ 18.58 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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Duration 1 hour
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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
Full description
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
  • Food
  • Tips
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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 859 reviews

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James our guide was very good and effective but at times he was a little frightening and loud. Some of our group didn’t participate fully as they were scared. Nothing to be scared of really just lots of stories and legend being told. Very enjoyable by our overall. Not for claustrophobics!

February 7, 2023

Our guide Andrew, was engaging and knowledgeable. We went in the afternoon so I'm guessing it would have been more frightening had we gone in the evening. It was interesting and fun but having done the St Mary's Close tour a whole ago I would have to say there's not as much to this one. It felt very short.

January 9, 2023

The tour was so informative and fun, not too much walking involved so ideal if the weather isnt the best. Our tour guide was so personable and friendly, very inclusive of everyone on the tour and was great at telling the story of Edinburgh. Would definitely reccomend!

November 8, 2022

Product ID: 70139