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Edinburgh Real Fear Ghost Tour: Old Town, Cemetery, and Underground Vaults

  • Get a different perspective on a Edinburgh’s history
  • Discover parts of Old Town overlooked by most tourists
  • Hear captivating tales from your guide, dressed in period costume
Edinburgh Real Fear Ghost Tour: Old Town, Cemetery, and Underground Vaults
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Edinburgh Real Fear Ghost Tour: Old Town, Cemetery, and Underground Vaults
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See a different side of Edinburgh on this ghost tour of the city's medieval Old Town. Discover hidden alleyways and lanes as your guide (in period costume) recounts sinister tales of the city's dark past, with stories of murderers, witches, and grave robbers. Visit a reportedly haunted graveyard and go underground to the South Bridge Vaults where people once lived and worked—and, more gruesomely, bodysnatchers stole corpses.
What to Expect
Your tour begins on Old Town's Royal Mile in Edinburgh, where you meet your guide, dressed as one of the city's notorious characters.
Follow your guide and hear the dark secrets of Old Town as you head down the lanes and narrow wynds (alleyways) that were once the heart of Edinburgh's slums. Discover the true stories of the people who lived in these cramped quarters, as well as mysteries that persist to this day.
Walk through a graveyard that is believed to be haunted and examine what’s written on the gravestones.
Next, go deep underground into some of the vaults that made up an underworld city in 18th-century Edinburgh.
Your guide returns you street level where your tour concludes back on the Royal Mile.
Reviews (39)
1 - 5 of 32 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago

Having just got back (barely alive after I was my usual clumsy self and slipped in front of everybody - MORTIFIED) from the ghost tour, I can easily say me and a friend had an amazing evening. Our guide was Dr Robert Knox (legit starstruck...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jaseeee2019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went for one of the tours available in town and decided for a historical tour but with a twist. I have to add that I am not easily spooked and this tour did not scare me at all, however, the entertainment was worth it....More

1  Thank HellothisisJules
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile
Interesting and fun

Our tour guide John, in the character of Edinburgh’s infamous Major Thomas Weir, was great. Touring the Old Town and visiting The Heart of Edinburgh, Greyfriars churchyard and the vaults we learnt a lot of interesting, and often sad and unsettling details of the city’s...More

Thank seb_walker2000
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile
Unsettling & entertaining

The tour was quite interesting, we were only 4 doing it, wich helped with the inmersion in the story. Those groups of +10 guys really blows the experience for me. The guide, David R., was a very good entertainer and also pretty informative the history...More

Thank jabycrimson
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

Me and my friend really enjoyed this tour. The guy in the booth who survived us was really nice and helpful with information. Nicole our guide who played Mary was amazing! We really enjoyed this tour and had good fun while learning the dark history...More

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