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Early Evening Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh

Highlights
  • 75-minute underground vaults ghost tour in Edinburgh Old Town
  • Dive into hidden Old Town ‘wynds’ and lanes, and hear about their dark history
  • Venture into subterranean vaults, used as storehouses and homes in the 18th century
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Early Evening Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh
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Early Evening Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh
From US$ 11.53
Overview
Get a night in Edinburgh off to a spooky start on an early evening 75-minute walking tour of the Old Town’s lanes and underground vaults. Led by a costumed guide, explore the old quarter's secret ‘wynds’ (alleys) and closes, hearing tales of their 18th-century slums and stories of murders and crimes. Then, head into the city’s underground vaults where ghosts and spirits are still said to lurk.
What to Expect
Travel independently to the tour start point in Edinburgh Old Town, and meet your guide, who will be dressed in period costume to make your experience extra atmospheric.
Then, set off along the stately Royal Mile, diving into the cobblestoned lanes and wynds that pepper the streets. Learn how, in the 18th century, the alleys housed the city’s slums, and hear about their long-ago occupants and squalid conditions. As you look around, listen as your guide recounts some of the dark events that occurred here, adding in entertaining jokes from time to time.
From here, walk on to the nearby underground vaults beneath the South Bridge. Hear about the history of the vaults, including how they were used as storehouses and homes by the city’s poor, and then head inside to explore.
Venture through the spooky chambers, listening as your guide reveals details of hauntings, murders, crimes, and paranormal events. Plus, watch unknowing pedestrians walk overhead as you gaze through a glass section of roof.
Look and listen out for ghostly goings-on as you explore, and afterward, head back to street level. Your tour finishes in the Old Town when your guide departs.
Reviews (12)
1 - 5 of 12 reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile
Brilliant!! Definitely recommend this tour

Major Thomas Weir (aka John) was fantastic leading us through the Edinburgh streets and sharing his stories. Loads of interesting facts about Edinburgh’s history and great to be able to visit and learn about the underground vaults. Teenagers really impressed and that’s a feat in...More

Thank KarenD1885
Becca P, Public Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time for this review, we really appreciate it!

Reviewed 18 October 2018
Informative & entertaining

This was a very good evening tour of the underground ghost tour. The lady giving the tour "Lady Primrose", was very educated on the subjects of the goings on in underground Edinburgh. She had ghastly tales, executions, and humor in her presentation. If you are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dennis M
Becca P, Public Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Lady Primrose will be delighted to know you enjoyed yourself!

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile
Knowledgable guide!

Really good tour with the Major Weir (aka john!) really interesting, answered all the questions we had, and made a £12 tour worth so much more. This guy needs a raise!

Thank Lesley P
Remmy F, Guest Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Thank you Lesley, very good to know you enjoyed your time with Major Weir!

Reviewed 9 August 2018
A great way to see Edinburgh

My wife and I did this tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. The tour lasted just over an hour and took us to many places which you probably would not visit on a normal tour. Not only did we visit these places, but we heard some...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 569traveller68
Remmy F, Guest Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thank you for your very kind and comprehensive review!

Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile
Great tour

My 9 year old daughter and I went on the tour this evening. Our host was Major Weir and despite the rain he did a great job. He was engaging and entertaining. A few scary moments which added to the excitement!

Thank alisonr136
Remmy F, Guest Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Thank you Alison, we really appreciate it!

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