Guided tour

Comedy Horror Show: Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tour

Comedy Horror Show: Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tour

From US$ 26.60 per person

Experience Edinburgh’s spooks and ghosts on a guided bus tour, riding to the dark side on board an elegantly refurbished vintage double-decker bus. A strange conductor will tell stories of executions, murders and still-occurring hauntings.

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Duration 75 minutes
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  • Enjoy a comedy horror sightseeing show through Edinburgh
  • Get spooked, learning about the most haunted city in Europe
  • Explore city sights, where the restless spirits still wander
  • Ride the midnight black Ghost Bus and learn about the legend of Burke and Hare
Full description

Enjoy a theatrical sightseeing tour of Edinburgh onboard the Ghost Bus, a beautifully refurbished vintage double-decker, painted in traditional midnight black.

Learn about Edinburgh’s grave robbers, plague victims, and the ghosts that reside in the most haunted city in Europe. Explore the city's gruesome past, while admiring its most famous monuments, including Edinburgh Castle, Grassmarket, Greyfriar's Kirk, Holyrood Palace, and the Royal Mile. As you traverse the Old Town and New Town, visit the sites of murders, tortures, and executions. Hear about the infamous Burke and Hare, and the hundreds of women who were drowned or burned as witches. The bus, which belonged to the Necropolis Bus Company, boasts decorative features that include atmospheric lamps and window curtains. In 1967, the entire fleet was destroyed in a mysterious fire, and only one bus survived.

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  • Guided bus tour
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    The Ghost Bus departs from Lawnmarket, in front of The Heritage of Scotland, next to Deacon Brodie's Tavern. Please arrive 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time. The tour cannot wait for late passengers and they cannot be admitted once the show has started.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Food and drinks
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Smoking in the vehicle
    • Video recording

    Know before you go

    • Please note that the Ghost Bus can take no responsibility for items left on the bus. Personal items are carried at the owners risk and The Ghost Bus can take no responsibility for items damaged or lost
    • Smoking, eating, and drinks, other than bottled water, are not permitted on the bus
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 988 reviews

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    it was booked for my partner really,it was good silly fun,which she really liked,my only real negative was I'm 6"2 and the bus seats upstairs are only really designed for someone 5"8 max so anyone over 6 ft is gona struggle sitting down apart from that yea its worth £20 just to keep my partner amused

    November 17, 2021

    A fun filled ride on the ghost bus. A journey that takes you through Edinburgh with a guide speaking all the way. We stopped off at the church yard and went for a short walk with the guide. The guide was very humourous and gave a entertaining bus ride. Light hearted fun for the family . To find where you needed to be to start the journey was easy , following the route on Google maps. I would recommend this activity if you like a bit of a giggle. Very well organized

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    October 7, 2021

    It was my last night in Edinburgh and I cannot emphasise enough how horrifically wonderful the Ghost Bus tour was! Devious Davey's jokes were horrific, too... Lovely tour of St. Cuthbert's graveyard, which I wasn't expecting. A surprise trip through a graveyard is always a welcome treat, though. I'm glad I managed to dodge the affections of Angus and make it off the bus alive! Thank you!

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    September 1, 2021

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