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Edinburgh Real Fear Ghost Tour: Old Town, Cemetery, and Underground Vaults

Highlights
  • Get a new perspective on a famous city
  • Discover parts of the Old Town overlooked by most tourists
  • Hear captivating tales from your guide
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Edinburgh Real Fear Ghost Tour: Old Town, Cemetery, and Underground Vaults
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Overview
See a different side of Edinburgh on this ghost tour of the city's medieval Old Town. Discover hidden alleyways and lanes as your guide (in period costume) recounts and sinister tales of the city's dark past and its murderers, witches, and grave robbers. Visit a haunted graveyard then go underground into the South Bridge Vaults where people once lived and worked—and, more gruesomely, bodysnatchers stole corpses.
What to Expect
Your tour begins on the Old Town's Royal Mile, where you meet your guide, who is dressed as one of the city's notorious characters.
Following your guide as they recount the dark secrets of the Old Town, head down the lanes and narrow wynds (alleyways) that were once the heart of Edinburgh's slums. Discover the true stories of the people who lived in these cramped quarters, as well as some of the mysteries that persist to this day.
Walk through a graveyard that is believed to be haunted; examine some of the fascinating details written on the gravestones, and absorb the spooky atmosphere.
Next, go deep underground into some of Edinburgh's famed vaults that made up an underworld city in the 18th century. Feel the atmosphere of those dark days come alive before returning to street level where tour concludes back on the Royal Mile.
Reviews (27)
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Fantastic tour

Had Dr Bell (aka Issac) as our tour guide, he was very informative, friendly & made a good night great. Brilliant tour of the darker side of Edinburgh's history - well worth braving the dodgy weather for.

Thank Cherryl K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
"I must die as a beast!"

My boyfriend and I made a beeline for these tours first thing after arriving in Edinborough, and we were delighted when we found Major Weir as our guide through the cemeteries and underground vaults. His stories filled in the backstory of the city and spooky...More

1  Thank MishaMc
RemmyF2, Guest Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the feedback, Misha, we are very glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Brilliant

Me and my husband did the tour with John and have to say his humour and story telling was very interesting and entertaining. A visit to Grey friars cemetery was eerie and we were made to feel spooked by the stories John told us. The...More

Thank escort789
RemmyF2, Guest Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your comprehensive review! It's great to know Major Weir spooked and entertained you.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Interesting

The stories where great. Our guide lady primrose was very funny and informative. My friend was scared at parts and really enjoyed it I’m a bit more hard to scare so it was fun but not scary so if you are looking for a scare...More

Thank Dani D
RemmyF2, Public Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Dani, good to know you enjoyed Lady Primrose’s storytelling.

Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile
Great tour!

We had Maggie Dickson as our guide and she was great really friendly and very knowledgeable. My sister and I had a great time learning the history of the city. Thank you :)

Thank rhy_lepla
Remmy F, Guest Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind review!

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