Guided tour

Edinburgh: Old Town and Underground Ghost Tour

Edinburgh: Old Town and Underground Ghost Tour

From US$ 16.52 per person

Explore Edinburgh's Old Town and underground vaults on a 1-hour tour. Your guide, in period costume, will tell you tales of Scotland's dark past.

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Duration 1 hour
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The experience
  • Hear true stories about Edinburgh's dark past from your tour guide
  • Explore the underground vaults and learn about the ghosts that haunt them
  • Visit some hidden wynds and closes in Edinburgh's historic old town
Full description
Join an Early Afternoon Ghost Tour in Edinburgh and enjoy a walk with a professional local guide dressed in full period costume. See historic closes in the old town on this 1-hour tour as your guide tells you about Edinburgh’s dark past. Head down into the city’s underground vaults, located below the historic South Bridge, just off Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile. The vaults are known to be some of the most haunted in the world and many a ghost has been spotted lurking around by visitors and guides. Experience an afternoon filled with ghosts, torture, death, and horror in Scotland’s historic capital.
  • Guided tour
  • Entrance to Edinburgh's underground vaults
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 5 years
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    • Meet opposite Starbucks at 124a High Street

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Weather-appropriate clothing
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    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 334 reviews

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    Wanted a light tour of the underground vaults as we are a family with younger children so didn't want to waste money if the young ones didn't settle. The tour we chose was amazing value and informative. The kids found it scary but not over the the top so they freaked out. Learned a lot about the history of the vaults with many interesting spooky stories from the fantastic tour guide.

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    August 31, 2021

    Fantastic tour and excellent guide in Agnes the witch. She involved us when telling us the stories and was very knowledgable. The highlight was the step into the underground vault, I was expecting it to be larger than what it was but that was part of the fun. We unfortunately did not see any ghosts but it is easy to believe with what happened there. I would recommend the tour to anyone who hasn’t done one before.

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    August 28, 2021

    Really enjoyed my experience on thursday 19th august. The girl (Andrew Merrilees) told a fantastic story, very informative tour. Unknown to the group but the girl had only been doing the job for 2 weeks. And to be able to remember the story in that amount of time....wowww !!! Thank you for a fantastic tour. I went on to do the graveyard one later on that night . Brilliant

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    August 20, 2021

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