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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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Edinburgh Real Fear Ghost Tour: Old Town, Cemetery, and Underground Vaults
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.
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1 - 5 of 13 reviews

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Great and Amazing Stories

Our Tour Guide, Dr. Bell, was wonderful!! He told stories in a very interesting way. He also took the time to get to know everyone on the tour, which was a great touch. We took the adult only tour and were really happy with the...More

1  Thank Katie F
Remmy F, Guest Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Hi Katie, thank you very much for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your tour with Dr Bell! Hope you had a great stay in Edinburgh.

Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile
Excellent trip with Captain Porteous

Clear, entertaining and informative way to learn about Edinburgh while doing a short walk. The guide, a.k.a Captain Porteous, has a charming voice and a deep knowledge of his city. Absolutely advisable.

Thank Jaime C
Reviewed 21 April 2018
A spooky and fun evening

My friends and I took this tour on a FRIDAY evening. Our host was Major Thomas Weir (aka John). After describing his grisly "death". We were led through edinburgh's ghostly estate spots. John was a fantastic guide, entertaining and scaring us with chilling tales of...More

2  Thank SharonMarie55
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Me and my friends went to one of your ghost tours and was greeted by the lovely Doctor Knox. It was an amazing tour, he was very quizzed up and genuinely passionate about his job, it made our night so much more fun. The tour...More

Thank iloveemmaandbrenna
Reviewed 4 April 2018
Excellent hospitality

Our party of five was late to our initial booking due to unforeseen dinner complications. Lee was more than accommodating. He took personal care that we made it into a new group and ensured that our evening would go as planned. The tour itself was...More

1  Thank crmathews123
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