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Ghost and Torture Tour in Edinburgh

  • 1-hour ghost and torture walking tour in Edinburgh
  • Explore Edinburgh’s historic Old Town with a guide
  • Hear spine-tingling tales of dank prisons, plague victims and mean criminals
Ghost and Torture Tour in Edinburgh
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Ghost and Torture Tour in Edinburgh
Take a step back into the Scottish capital’s grisly past on this 1-hour ghost and torture tour in Edinburgh. Follow a guide through Edinburgh’s historic Old Town and hear tales of crime, witchcraft and deceit! Learn of the poor souls left to rot in jail and hear of the plight of the city’s many plague victims. On this gruesome and grimy tour, gain insight into the Edinburgh of a bygone era and see the city in a whole new light. Afterward, enjoy free entry into the torture museum.
What to Expect
Your tour is an adventurous journey into Edinburgh’s dark history. Not for the faint hearted, you will hear what happened to those accused of witchcraft, those thrown into prison for not paying their taxes, and those that perhaps still stalk the streets today...

What happened during the burning times? Where are the victims of the great plague buried? Closer than you think! Join your experienced costumed guide as you walk through the Old Town.

Following this is included free and guided access to the suppliers grimly fascinating Torture Museum! Understand what punishment could be gained for common crimes or even no crime at all... Ask your guide what their favorite item is! There are instruments from all over Europe from the late 1500’s and early 1600’s.

Finally enter our underground network of vaults, famously filling the subterranean arches of Edinburgh's South Bridge, still in their original condition and lit by candlelight. Stalactites and stalagmites line the caverns and each stone, if it could speak, would echo with some of old Edinburgh’s bloodiest and cruel history.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Creepy but enjoyable. Stone circle room not to be missed. Torture instruments are horrific. Would recommend 👍

Thank Ruglen7
Reviewed 28 May 2018
had a blast. Recommend it !

Went with my kids and we loved it. Cristal was our tour guide and she was amazing. Had a lots of laughs and lots of scares.

Thank gudbjorgkr
Reviewed 24 May 2018
Ghost & Torture tour

Took my 9 year old and father, all three of us really enjoyed this. The tour guide presented the tour in an interesting and engaging manner, so much so my 9 year old can now recount all the gruesome facts of Edinburgh!!

Thank ECM72
Reviewed 6 April 2018
Spiced Up Social History

Some really interesting social history spiced up with a smattering of spooky stories. It’s not suitable for those of a nervous disposition - my 15 year old daughter was seriously freaked out towards the end - but those made of sterner stuff will find it...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 19 March 2018
Interesting in th emnost part

We were recommended to take a tour of the vaults of Edinburgh and opted for this tour which suited or budget and timetable. The guide, a young lady, gave a good attempt at trying to engage us with her talk but there were a number...More

Thank ywurry
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