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City of the Dead Tours

26B Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, Scotland (Cowgate)
0131 225 9044
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Ranked #56 of 175 activities in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: These walks are designed by best selling historical author and award winning novelist J A Henderson. "The best of Edinburgh’s ghost tours" – Lonely... more » Owner description: 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 « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We did the Friday 10.30pm double dead tour. Our guide was David who was really interesting and got you in the mood. The vaults were really good, and someone in the group was effected while there whic made it even spookier.......the covenaters prison was worth the visit. Highly recommend this tour but feel its a must do in the dark.....

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Did the underground tour at night, and boy was it scary.... We had the tour guide David you clearly knew his stuff about Edinburgh and the underground history and it was nice to have a tour guide who (at least gave the impression if nothing else) was knowledgeable. It was certainly memorable, and we even took a picture of a... More

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Halletts Cove, South Australia, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I did the Double Dead tour at 9pm. In this tour you visit three underground vaults which are damp, and dark and scary. The tour guide was very good in telling stories that were captivating and humorous. The tour then walks to the Greyfriars Kirkyard and you are told stories about people kept in prisons and a poltergeist. The tour... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We found this tour walking down the street in Edinburgh. Our guide was Gerry with a 'G'. He was excellent, very quirky and full of creepy stories. This is a must do to learn about Edinburgh's scary past.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Do the double dead tour at 10 pm, its heaps better than the single tours during the day... heaps of historical info, guide was funny and it's a good ghost tour As well...do this instead of the "free" walking tour and you will kill 2 birds with one stone

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Wow. This tour absolutely blew my mind. Not only was our tour guide, Eliza, helpful and accommodating, she was entertaining, informative, professional, and captivating. There is nothing fake, cheap, or lame about this tour-- it is the real deal. I experienced some very paranormal activity and I would do it all over again in a heart beat. If you are... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The first part of the double dead was the vaults. I liked how our guide Gerry, explained a lot about the science and facts. The truth is scarier and more horrifying than fiction. We tend to romaticisze too much, the past. Gerry was very good at the storyteller and his 'quirks' when walking were intersting. I also liked that he... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We had a lot of fun on this tour. The storytelling was great and it was a unusual way to spend the evening. Likely more scary on a dark night (we went in early July so even by 9:30PM it was still quite light) but it was still fun. If you like ghost tales and some good fun stories from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

this was my 6th time on this tour and i never tire of it as the guides are brilliand and everyone brings there own twist. I totally recomend the 10pm double dead tour which combines a visit to the underground city vaults and the graveyard tour home to the mckenzie poltergiest. Sam our guide was brilliant and along with the... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I went on the City of the Dead Underground tour, not any of the other tours that are bundled. together. Let me first off say that the guide (Gerry) was very good at what he did. He made the tour entertaining. However, if you're expecting to go down several underground alleyways and see many places where people lived, then this... More

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