The trouble with ghost tours is that they must either be very scarey or funny with a cynical slant. This tour was okay and a fun way to spend an evening and there was much Edinburgh Horrible History stories but wasn't that scarey or funny (intentionally or otherwise). Older children who enjoy Horrible History would not have been frightened by this tour and may find it quite entertaining.
The visit to the vaults was, in particular, interesting but it could have been better. For example there was one 'haunted' vault that was supposed to be much colder that the other vaults. It wasn't colder but it was much damper and the atmosphere was cold and chilly. When walking into it from the dryer vaults, the air change from cold dry to cold humid did have the effect of suddenly feeling cold and damp against the skin - it could have felt like ghostly fingers reaching out and touching to any of that frame of mind. I didn't say anything at the time and no one else said anything but they may not have noticed. However, if we had all been set up to sort of what to expect before entering the vault, I am sure more would have had the same experience. (Note: I checked the vault wall and it was soaking wet as I expected - if the walls had been bone dry like the other vaults I would have been out of there sooo fast!!)
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