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Edinburgh Famous Underground Ghost Tour

Highlights
  • Explore the graveyards of Greyfriars Kirkyard and St. Giles’ Cathedral with your guide
  • Visit subterranean caves and tunnels normally closed to the public
  • Uncover 18th-century archways and underground vaults deep below the streets of Edinburgh
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Edinburgh Famous Underground Ghost Tour
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Overview
At street level, Edinburgh is a peaceful and pretty city—but the subterranean tunnels below tell an entirely different story. On this ghostly walking tour, explore historic sites including Greyfriars Kirkyard and St. Giles’ Cathedral with your enthusiastic guide, and hear chilling tales of murder and revenge. Delve down into underground caverns normally closed to the public, and learn of Edinburgh’s grim and gruesome past.
What to Expect
When darkness falls over Scotland’s ancient capital, make your way to the historic Royal Mile to meet your entertaining guide and begin your underground ghost tour.
Follow your guide through the Old Town’s shadowy lanes and cobbled courtyards, and take in top attractions including Greyfriars Kirkyard—considered among the most haunted cemeteries in the world—and St. Giles’ Cathedral.
Along the way, hear haunting tales of crime and punishment dating back through the centuries, and keep watch for otherworldly sightings of ghosts and ghouls.
Next, head down into Edinburgh’s subterranean caverns with your guide. Discover 18th-century archways, hidden doorways, and underground vaults, and hear spine-tingling tales from beyond the grave.
When your time in the undergrounds tunnels comes to an end, return to the Old Town to conclude your walking tour.
Reviews (61)
1 - 5 of 52 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Great tour!

Captain Porteous was our guide for the evening & did a fantastic job regailing us with interesting stories from the city’s past. Just the right dose of humour amongst the historical facts & grisly details!

1  Thank rockinrox
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brilliant tour!

I loved the tour, it was very intriguing and the tour guide "Mr Bell" or Isaac was really good and funny 😊😊😊👏👏

1  Thank TaighLusnambansith
Becca P, Public Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Isaac will be very happy to know you enjoyed yourself!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Entertaining Ghost Tour

Maggie Dickson led an entertaining tour of some of Edingburgh's spooky past. Was fun to hear some alternate history and grisly details that you might not get on a regular tour.

Thank Rick L
Becca P, Public Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your kind review! We're so happy you enjoyed yourself.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Very entertaining and informative

We weren't sure what type of your to expect as it was our first time in Edinburgh and there are alot of tours available. Our guide Major Weir (John) was fantastic, very informative, funny and approachable. The tour lasted about an hour and a half...More

Thank Niamh G
RemmyF2, Guest Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, Niamh!

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Fun and Spooky

Had a great time re-experiencing some of the sights we had already seen in Edinburgh through a spookier, historical lens. Major Weir was our tour guide and was a great storyteller. Going underground was really exciting and even though we don't believe in ghosts, it...More

2  Thank Gabi3412
Remmy F, Guest Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Thank you Gabi, great to hear you enjoyed your time with Major Weir!

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No, not at all. We took our 9 year old and he loved it.
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