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St Andrews Ghost Tours

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Address: Church Square | Departs from beside the Doll's House Restaurant, St Andrews KY16 9NN, Scotland
16:00 - 19:00
19:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 19:00
19:30 - 22:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Join us on our combined History & Ghost Tour of St Andrews.


Join us on our combined History & Ghost Tour of St Andrews.

These popular guided walking tours feature forgotten history & new unpublished ghostly accounts, making them both unique and informative.

Whether you are interested in the history, the ghosts or both, there is something for everyone on the tour.

Lasting 1 hour 30 minutes and a number of tours running each day, seven days a week, just book online through the website and choose from our selection of afternoon or evening tours.

Based on the local bestselling book 'Ghosts of St Andrews' by Richard Falconer. The tours are a culmination of four decades of research. There are 75 locations in the book, since then there are another 86 unpublshed locations. Many of which are on the tour.

On the tour you will visit the main historic sites of the town together with a great many haunted locations en-route as you learn about its more elusive residents!

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A great way to see St. Andrews

We were lucky enough to do a private tour. Didn't see any ghosts, but you certainly feel the spirits of the past! Richard is extremely well informed on the history of St. Andrews... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland
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Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to do a private tour. Didn't see any ghosts, but you certainly feel the spirits of the past! Richard is extremely well informed on the history of St. Andrews, and it's a lovely way to visit the town. Highly recommended!

Thank yvonne273
United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an absolutely wonderful 9pm tour with Richard this weekend. The tour provides a great combination of both history and ghost stories, making for a great way to learn about the area and see it through a unique historical lens. Richard utilizes a wealth of knowledge and an interested but non-sensationalized manner of discussing St Andrews' spookier side, making for... More 

Thank Jasper W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An intriguing, informative historical narrative of a large part of StAndrews. Relaxed and informal which enabled all of us on the tour to interject with questions of every nature. Absolutely fascinating and would urge anyone visiting St Andrews to note this as a "Must do".

Thank Gillian H
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did the tour on first day of visit. I was able to learn about the ghost stories and the history of st.andrews. Highly recommended if you are brace enough!

Thank Cher Q
Basel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a private 90m tour with Richard - what a terrific way to learn more about the history of St Andrews with a few ghost stories decorating the windows, cemetery walls and courtyards! At first I was worried that I had jinxed our college tour here and that neither of my children would agree to stay the night in... More 

Thank 135anonymous
Hamilton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the tour. Richard was very knowledgeable about the history of St Andrews and the local stories Would recommend to all

Thank Peter M
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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

I've been visiting St Andrews for decades. This 90 min tour opened my eyes to all aspects of the history and significance of the town. Tour guide Richard is a published author on the subject. Ghost accounts are weaved in superbly with historical facts as you meander through the dimly light, eerie medieval streets. Glad we chose the late (9pm)... More 

Thank Stu-Gus
Arbroath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

My fiancée and I took the tour at 7:30pm on a Friday night just as it was getting dark. The tour guide was excellent and definitely knew his stuff. He knows all the local ghost stories as well as the history. We definitely enjoyed and will look at St Andrews slightly differently from now on! 😊😀👻

Thank clairegaryth
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Had been meaning to go on a tour while I was a student at St. Andrews but with the arrival of a friend from London, decided now was the time. It proved to be an excellent choice for showing someone around St. Andrews who had never been there before, but also for myself and my partner who have spent years... More 

Thank Donna L
Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

We did this after finding the leaflet in one of the local pubs. Richard got back to us straight away after we sent an enquiry and we were able to go on the tour soon after. Richard who runs the tour really knows his stuff and knows the history of St Andrews inside out. There are many scary ghost stories,... More 

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