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The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour

  • 75 Minute evening walking tour of Edinburgh’s Old Town and South Bridge vaults.
  • Guide plays a real, distinct and infamous character from Scotland’s history.
  • Walk through the Old Town’s distinctive closes, wynds and secluded squares.
  • Visit the world-famous, eerie, unforgettable Greyfriars Kirkyard.
  • Hear terrifying stories of hauntings, murders, executions and cannibalism.
  • 6.45pm Evening tour is suitable for families.
  • Travel back in time and descend into our section of underground street.
  • No under 5s
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible

Underground Tour was an interesting history tour but not scary. Tour guide was very friendly and informative. Wish the tour could have spent more time exploring the underground vaults.

Leader was knowledgeable. Spent personal time with individuals after tour. Cared about how we felt about our experience.

We were really looking forward to their tour. Our guide was very good and knew many stories to tell. I think we should have chosen to do it after dark as that might have added to the atmosphere. It showed us places to visit and we took ourselves back to many the next day. We thought that we would have been underground for longer,

It was a great experience - cool and dark history of Edinburgh. Thank you Lady Primrose. Definitely recommend that!

David was a wonderful,presenter. The group was on time, covered a lot of ground, and had a chance to visit thenarea under the buildings and roads. David’s Timing was excellent, as he paused just long enough to scare his audience. The on,y thing I’d add was the statue of the Greyfrier Dog, as we walked past it twice, without mentioning the meaning of the brass statue. It was an excellent tour, and one of the only ways to have a chance to go under the existing city.

This was a great tour, Thomas Weir was quite theatrical and was clearly proud of Scotland's heritage and also very knowledgeable; the sad truth of times gone by really came across. The vaults were dank and as unpleasant as they would've originally been, I would recommend this for families.

Guide as knowledgeable and tour was as described. Nothing really magical or special about it though. Free tour we picked up on the street the day before was more entertaining.

Our guide was cheerful and knowledgeable. I have enjoyed the tour and learned a lot about life in underground Edinburgh.

This tour was a lot of fun. Also a little spooky too. Our guide was fun and informative. Dress up warmly as Edinburgh can be cool and windy in the evening and also you will go underground for part of this tour.

It wasn't anything the tour guide did.... It was just lame. I don't even think we were really underground! You only go into a few very small rooms and if you are in a big group it is hot. If you are claustrophobic I wouldn't recommend it.

Thomas Weir was excellent! He played the role to a tee. He was extremely knowledgable and super entertaining. He also went above and beyond by providing my best friend and I other suggested touristic sites and restaurants after the tour was done. Highly recommend this tour with Major Weir :

This is NOT a Famous Underground Ghost Tour with Vaults as it's described us. It's the worst Ghost Tour I've been at! Firstly, you are NOT taken to the Vaults - you are taken to a very small section. This is the only part of the whole tour 15 mins that we were given a ghost story but it was played down so the kids got no excitement. The whole tour on ground is the history of Edinburgh when we came to the graveyard and I thought, yes this is where the kids will get the excitement but no ghost stories here either. This tour should be called The History of Edinburgh. The tour guide certainly wasn't passionate and energetic as the tour was described as either! We were only in Edinburgh for 2 nights and this was the main event for the kids which turned out to be rubbish! I've been on a ghost tour in Edinburgh previously and it was excellent with a fantastic enthusiastic guide and then we were taken to the vaults ... this is why I know we were not in the vaults.

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
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  • Duration: 1 Hr 15 Mins
  • Language: English
  • Departure Time : 6.45pm
  • Return Details : Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy : This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Experience the world's most haunted city on a ghost tour of Edinburgh and be spooked by one of the city's most infamous sons as they lead you around the dark side of the Old Town. Discover the hidden wynds (alleys) off the Royal Mile and hear some of Edinburghs horrifying secrets. Then, visit what is regarded as the most haunted graveyard in the world at " Greyfriars Kirkyard ." Finally, go deep underground and explore the Edinburgh Vaults beneath the streets. Completed in 1788, the series of chambers were used to house taverns and as storage space for illicit material, including the bodies of people killed by serial killers Burke and Hare for their medical experiments. Journey through over 400 years of history and hear terrifying true tales of hangings, torture, murders and witchcraft. Shiver at the weird noises and unexplained smells that make an appearance after dark!

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Experience the Old town's wynd's and closes Visit the most haunted graveyard in EdinburghExplore the Edinburgh Vaults beneath the city's streets

  • Hear terrifying stories of hauntings, murders, executions and cannibalism.
  • 6.45pm Evening tour is suitable for families.
  • Guide plays a real, distinct and infamous character from Scotlands history.
  • Travel back in time and descend into our section of underground street.
  • Walk through the Old Towns distinctive closes, wynds and secluded squares.
  • 75 Minute evening walking tour of Edinburghs Old Town and South Bridge vaults.
  • Visit the world-famous, eerie, unforgettable Greyfriars Kirkyard.
  • No under 5s

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Service animals allowed

Public transportation options are available nearby

Suitable for all physical fitness levels

guests should arrive 10 minutes prior to tours

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We decided to make a change from the normal Fringe shows and go on the tour. We went on a walking tour in Dorset a couple of years ago and found it so interesting, so thought we’d go on another. The tour was light hearted and interesting. Seeing another side to Edinburgh you would never know existed.

Our guide Duine Mon did an excellent job! He was animated, funny, knowledgeable and engaged the audience, which was all ages (about 5 years old and up). We enjoyed and learned a lot at each stop.

Excellent tour Dr O was a brilliant character,fun and informative .Learned a lot about Edinburgh history and some grisly stories.

This was not what we were expecting. We have been on ghost tours in other places that were very entertaining and interesting, but this one was quite boring. The stories were ok. The guide was dressed in period clothing but was wearing running shoes and a belt bag. This took away from the authenticity. There’s hardly any underground. That portion was very minimal right at the end. The majority was in the streets. Not recommended.

Fantastic knowledge and enthusiasm! got to see Bobby the dog memorial , grave yard tour was also very interesting.

Our tour with the red witch was absolutely amazing! She knew so much history it made it really informative, all while making us all laugh!

I totally recommend this tour. Our guide, The Red Witch, was incredibly funny and we were able to feel the magic and history of the old days of Edinburgh through her words.

Tour was lead by the red witch. Very informative, entertaining and worth walking in the rain. Highly recommend.

Dr Knox was great - I didn’t expect to laugh so much. My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour! Would do another tour with the amazing Dr Knox :)

Our tour guide 'The Big Fellow' was entertaining with the right amount of dramatics. There were solemn, creepy stories and funny stories, and we learned some interesting daily life history sorts of things we would not have known from just walking around. My teenage son loved it, and it really made Edinburgh's past come alive.

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Edinburgh is undoubtedly the most haunted city in the world! are you ready to find out why?

Let one of Edinburgh most infamous sons or daughters lead you round the dark side of Edinburgh’s Old Town. Learn cooking skills from Cassandra Bean or surgical ethics from Dr Knox. Once you’re acquainted they will lead you through the upper half of the Old Town, around St Giles Cathedral, showing the sites of the city’s former parliament and infamous jail. Discover the grim living conditions of this city’s Old Town throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

After crossing George IV Bridge the next part of the tour takes place in Greyfriars Kirkyard. Inside this decidedly sinister, 450 year old cemetery you will hear of its famously loyal dog, petrifying poltergeists as well as the notorious bodysnatchers and serial killers Burke and Hare.

For the last part of the tour follow your guide to the underground, a section of a former seventeenth-century close absorbed into South Bridge when it was constructed. See bridge arches from the 1700s, walls and doorways from former houses and the modern pavement (with people walking over you) through our skylight. This old street has had many inhabitants through the centuries but some have not seen their own deaths as a reason to depart! The tour ends with your guide leading you out of the underground and back to our ticket office.

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  • Child ages 5 to 15
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The Underground Ghost Tour of Edinburgh – tickets, prices, timings, what to expect

Edinburgh’s World Famous Underground Ghost Tour has all the exciting elements you want from a ghost tour.

From the haunted castles to the underground vaults, there are many places in Edinburgh where you can experience the city’s dark side.

This tour takes you to the most haunted locations, hidden alleys in the city.

Award-winning local storytellers will be your awesome guides who will make this tour all the more exciting for you.

Your tour Guides will share the most exciting and horrific tales of torture, cannibalism, and murder. Be ready for that!

Another thing about Edinburgh is it has a long and intimidating history going back to the 17th century, so this tour will not disappoint you.

This tour is perfect for those fascinated by haunting stories and centuries-old history.

This article covers everything you should know before booking Edinburgh’s World Famous Underground Ghost Tour tickets.

AT A GLANCE

Starts at 6.10 pm/ 6.45 pm/ 7.45 pm, duration: 1 hour 15 minutes (approx), ticket cost: from £17, meeting point.

Address: 124 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK. Get direction.

What to expect

First, you will meet your guide on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.

The guide will be dressed as the most infamous historical characters to make things more interesting.

Be prepared to hear tales of past criminality and murders that once plagued this historic part of the city.

Then, head to the Greyfriars Kirkyard, the world’s most haunted cemetery.

Your guide shares chilling stories of poltergeists, missing bodies, and the legendary loyalty of the graveyard’s resident dog while you examine the tombstones.

The journey concludes with Edinburgh’s underground vaults. They hold a 400-year history steeped in the macabre.

Follow your guide through dark underground chambers, where tales of ghosts, torture, murder, witchcraft, and unexplained events come to life.

As previous visitors have reported strange sensations and sightings, keep your senses alert as you walk through the underground passages.

Many previous vault visitors have reported experiencing peculiar sensations and witnessing unexplained phenomena.

Tickets for Edinburgh Underground Ghost Tour

You can purchase the tickets for Edinburgh’s Underground Ghost Tour online.

Online ticket prices tend to be cheaper because of the exclusive discounts.

When you book early, you also get your preferred time slot.

Because Edinburgh’s Underground Ghost Tour is quite popular, the tickets may sell out during peak days .

Booking early helps avoid last-minute disappointments.

Ticket Prices

Adult Ticket (22 to 65 years): £17 Child Ticket (5 to 16 years): £12 Youth Ticket (17 to 21 years): £16 Senior Ticket (66+ years): £16

How do online tickets work

Go to the Edinburgh’s Underground Ghost Tour ticket booking page, select the preferred date, number of tickets and time slot and buy them.

After the purchase, you will receive the tickets in your email.

You don’t need to get any printouts.

On the day of your visit, you can show the e-ticket on your smartphone to the tour guide and join the group.

Additional Information

  • Wheelchair Accessibility: Not available
  • Tour strength: Maximum of 30 travelers
  • Travelers should have moderate physical fitness level
  • Visitors should be at meeting at least 10 to 15 minutes before the tour starting time
  • Dinner and other beverages are  not  included in the ticket price
  • Near public transportation
  • If the tour is canceled due to poor weather, you will be offered a different date or a full refund

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Meeting point of the tour

The meeting point of this tour is only a short distance from the Mercat Cross.

Address: High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, United Kingdom. Get directions.

You can reach the meeting point by bus or by car.

The bus stop South Bridge (Bus No: 1, 3, 5, , 9, 10, 11, 14, 22, 29, 30, 33, 34, 35, 45, N30, N31, N37) is only a few steps away from the meeting point.

If you’re traveling by car, turn on your Google Maps and get started.

There are enough parking garages around the attraction.

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