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City of the Dead Tours

26B Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, Scotland
+44 131 225 9044
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Katie nearly made me pee!

Fantastic tour, hosted by an incredibly friendly lady, Katie. I was enthralled by the history of... read more

Reviewed today
Withernsea, United Kingdom
via mobile
Was ok

I have been in this very tour once before so I knew what to expect . I came away slightly... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Preston, United Kingdom
via mobile
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These walks are designed by best selling historical author and award winning novelist J A Henderson. "The best of Edinburgh’s ghost tours" – Lonely Planet Guide. Combining history, humour and horror, the walk ends inside the Covenanter’s Prison in a locked section of a 16th century cemetery. This is the lair of the "McKenzie Poltergeist," the best-documented paranormal case in history. "Puts the city's other ghost tours in the shade"- Edinburgh Evening News
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  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“graveyard tour” (134 reviews)
26B Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 225 9044

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Reviewed today via mobile

Fantastic tour, hosted by an incredibly friendly lady, Katie. I was enthralled by the history of Edinburgh, brought to life by our passionate Edinburgh local! The stories, Insights and genuine passion for Edinburgh made this tour for me. I took the Double Dead tour, through...More

Thank Martin_TheClubhouse
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have been in this very tour once before so I knew what to expect . I came away slightly disappointed as I think the tour was not as good as the first time . The vaults you literally see two rooms of it that’s...More

Thank gemz-sand
Reviewed yesterday

our guide was very interesting and managed the tour very well very interesting to see a part of Edinburgh you would not ordinarily be able to see ...very eerie indeed

Thank Victoria K
Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent a knowledgeable guide who was an actor so the presentation had plenty of dramatic flare. Could be unnerving for young kids but they do offer an escape if that does happen as it did on our tour. Well handled by the guide. Fascinating experience...More

1  Thank Hugary1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Came all the way from Glasgow for this Tour. Turned up on time in the freezing cold, met by our guide Gerry. Another 2 ladies from Holland also turned up for the same tour, that made 4 in total, only to be told that the...More

Thank Michael O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived on the underground tour with very little idea of what to expect, but right from the beginning our guide (Rebecca) was delightful and kept us entertained with her knowledge and fine sense of theatricality. Though the tour is billed as a frightening affair, this...More

Thank foreverchanging
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed this tour with my daughter in law on 12th January 2018. Didn’t know quite what to expect but had one of the best tours ever with our guide David. His knowledge of the places we visited was excellent and his commentary was clear, unambiguous...More

Thank pjhandy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rebecca was brilliant 😁👍 excellent tour well worth doing. A lot of information and history and definitely jumpy in places. Would recommend doing this tour if visiting Edinburgh.

1  Thank Emma S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took this tour last night. Of the hour and a half a fair chunk was walking between sites with no commentary. In the underground city effects were rather contrived although the commentary was interesting. At the covenanters prison the history was well described and a...More

Thank Lindsay P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the ‘Double Dead’ Tour which combined the Underground City and the Graveyard Tours and it was an amazing night. My partner and I and his parents did this tour and it was full of historical facts, spooky theories and genuinely haunting locations! Cannot...More

Thank Robyn S
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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25 April 2017|
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Response from MalayDixit | Reviewed this property |
Double dead tour covers both the locations and it is of longer duration; so more walking.
Rachael P
15 April 2017|
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Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
no they don't
8 November 2016|
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Response from LyndsayM | Reviewed this property |
Yeah definitely double dead! sorry for the late reply I didn't get a notification of your message!