Guided tour

Edinburgh: Old Town and Underground Ghost Tour

Edinburgh: Old Town and Underground Ghost Tour

From US$ 15.92 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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  • 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
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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
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    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    • Meet opposite Starbucks at 124a High Street

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    • Comfortable shoes
    • Weather-appropriate clothing
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    4.6 /5

    based on 355 reviews

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    Enjoyed a fabulous afternoon visit into the vaults. Learnt lots of stories of the people and their lives in old Edinburgh. We had an excellent well-informed guide who really helped to bring to life the gory past of Edinburgh whilst adding in an amusing scare or two. Loved been able to walk along the underground street, the vaults are an incredible part of Edinburgh's history and definitely worth a visit.

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    November 7, 2021

    Found this little gem of a tour online whilst planning our trip to Edinburgh. For 12.00 each I didn’t expect it to be that good but it really was fantastic, my daughters and I really enjoyed the tour and the tour guide was brilliant, we got The hangman he was so engaging and made it very interesting and fun at the same time.

    October 27, 2021

    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

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