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Edinburgh Old Town History and Underground Vaults Ghost Tour

  • Stroll through Old Town and explore the South Bridge vaults
  • Learn about hauntings, murders, and city history
  • Fully narrated by a guide in period costume
Edinburgh Old Town History and Underground Vaults Ghost Tour
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Edinburgh Old Town History and Underground Vaults Ghost Tour
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Explore the storied history of Edinburgh’s Old Town on this ghost-themed walking tour, during which you can see sites linked to hauntings and murders, descend into the South Bridge vaults, and stroll through the city’s cobbled alleys. Your guide, dressed in period costume, will provide informative narration throughout the tour, which departs in the early afternoon for a family-friendly atmosphere.
What to Expect
Your tour begins at Hunter Square on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, where you meet your guide and set off on foot to explore the city’s Old Town.

Stroll through Edinburgh’s cobbled alleys (wynds), hidden closes, and courtyards while you learn about hauntings, crimes, and mysteries from your guide.

Next, descend into the city’s underground vaults, located beneath the historic South Bridge. Explore the dark chambers, listen to eerie ghost stories, and watch through a section of glass roof as pedestrians walk unknowingly overhead.

Your tour ends in Old Town, where your guide departs.
Write a ReviewReviews (14)

1 - 5 of 14 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
26th May 8:45 tour

A really informative and enjoyable tour. From the outset, our guide, Claire, made everyone feel welcome and part of the group. Some interesting facts presented in an amusing and relaxed manner. I'd recommend this tour (and this guide!).

Thank putneyrose
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Captain Porters

Very informative and interesting. Would definitely recommend. Captain Porters had a great knowledge of the history of Edinburgh. He walks really quickly.

Thank Leigh-Ann I
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile
Not as spooky as I anticipated

We learned a lot about the history of Edinburgh on this tour. Our tour guide Dr. Knox was really awesome! He added in some spookiness which was cool. He also answered all of our questions and took his time. The underground vaults were pretty cool...More

Thank Vikings27
Reviewed 13 May 2018
Springtime ghost tour

Very interesting and informative tour given to us by Captain Porteous. Was beautifully sunny which is rare for Edinburgh and think tainted the experience slightly - perhaps the ghost stories would've been more eerie had it been dark, of course no fault of the tour...More

Thank Natasha H
Reviewed 7 May 2018
Ghost tour review

Great tour guide, John (Masor Weir) Who was very theatrical and made for an entertaining ghost tour. Good length of time and covered a decent breadth of Edinburgh including underground. Would recommend.

Thank rosiej392
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