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

  • Get a new perspective on a famous city
  • Discover parts of the Old Town overlooked by most tourists
  • Hear captivating tales from your guide
Edinburgh Real Fear Ghost Tour: Old Town, Cemetery, and Underground Vaults
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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 (30)
1 - 5 of 23 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago
Get ready for the heebiee jeebie!!

Explore and learn about the dark side of Edinburgh's history! Our guide was not only informative but she was entirely captivating. She took us through the dark streets and kept us completely involved with all the stories. Loved it and would definitely go again, hopefully...More

1  Thank Hamza J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Great tour guide and a creepy vibe

We went on a night tour with Maggie Dickson (Amy). It was educational, fun and interesting. Amy was a bubble of joy and she told the stories with a lot of enthusiasm. You couldn’t stop listening to her. You learn things about the darker parts/stories...More

Thank Lisa Maria v
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Very informative

We met our guide who was dressed to the nines late at night and were enthralled by the interesting ghost stories and historical facts he gave us. He was very matter of fact about everything which put us all at ease. The vaults were very...More

Thank ejfrancis305
Reviewed 1 week 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 4 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 4 weeks ago

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

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