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City of Edinburgh Tours

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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About City of Edinburgh Tours
Daily ghost walking tours of Edinburgh's Old Town led by a period costumed guide. Lively, outgoing and historically factual. Visit the Royal Mile, haunted Greyfriars graveyard and Edinburgh's famous underground vaults. Year round tours departing every afternoon and evening. Generous discounts for group bookings. Private tours also available. Tours available in English and Spanish.
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The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour

At street level, Edinburgh is a peaceful and pretty city—but the subterranean tunnels below tell an entirely different story. On this ghostly walking tour, explore historic sites including Greyfriars Kirkyard and St. Giles’ Cathedral with your enthusiastic guide, and hear chilling tales of murder and revenge. Delve down into underground caverns normally closed to the public, and learn of Edinburgh’s grim and gruesome past.
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1 hour 15 minutes
from US$17.49
from US$17.56

Fright Night Tour

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.
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1 hour 15 minutes
from US$20.26
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tony w wrote a review Today
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we went with John napier, he was very knowlegable and funny, and kept it interesting we would recomened the tour
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Date of experience: July 2021
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PhilK213 wrote a review Yesterday
Waterloo, NSW, Australia4 contributions2 helpful votes
Highly recommended tour! We took the late afternoon tour and our tour guides were George the Plague Doctor and his sidekick, Tommy. George and Tommy gave us brilliant and fascinating insights into the ghostly history of Edinburgh. George and Tommy are great raconteurs and their tales took us back in time, as we explored the spooky, dark and dank corners of Edinburgh’s past.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Edward C wrote a review Yesterday
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George ‘The Plague Doctor’ took our tour and was exceptional in his delivery with informative descriptions of the spooky going on’s in Edinburgh dating back to Pre 1400s. Many of the tour became hot under the collar with the ghost horrors and the presence that prevailed itself and followed us throughout
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Date of experience: June 2022
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George G wrote a review 24 Jun
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Although not so scary, this was a great experience and I highly recommend! George the plague doctor was a fab tour guide, with a wealth of history to share.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Kate P wrote a review 24 Jun
United Kingdom2 contributions
The stories of Grey Friars graveyard were very interesting and our guide John Napier aka John the Scientist was entertaining and knowledgeable. A trainee guide (Tommy?) did an excellent job on his debut performance. The underground experience was also very good.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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