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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 #65 of 179 Activities in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We were with Iain who was fantastic: engaging, funny, theatrical and knowledgeable. Exactly what I want from a guide. As for the experience, we did the Double Dead tour to try and see more in the time we had, and I really really enjoyed it even though at times I felt so scared I was almost sick. I know, I... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

On a short stay in Edinburgh we decided we were going to do this in advance, glad we did. As we were only there for one night we went on the double dead tour (the one with the vaults & greyfriers). David was our guide, great performance his recall was very good I have not checked the accuracy of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

My friends and I decided we needed a break away from home. We went on the tour and found it to be fun and interesting. The tour guide Dave made the tour. His funny wit and knowledge of Edinburgh itself was fantastic was fantastic. For the price of £10 it is a must see and very good value for money.... More

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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Went there with my girlfriend on our last visit to Edinburgh. Our guide was great and created a good atmosphere. Unfortunately we didn't had a chance to meet with any of the vaults tenants... it wasn't very scary :(... It was nice to learn a bit about the history of the "underground city" though, and after coming back home we... More

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Did the haunted graveyard tour whilst here in Edinburgh. Our guide Rebecca was informative and seemed to be enjoying herself as much as we were. An entertaining walk from the royal mile to and into greyfriars cemetary and its haunted contents. Very good, and simply does what it says in the title, it doesnt need gimmicks as its a series... More

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Absolutely brilliant tour! Even if nothing happens to you (supernatural) the guide made it even more entertaining and factual and a lot better than a little scratch from any ghostly ghoul. Our guide was Gerry and he was just fantastic! Funny, knowledgeable, sarcastic but very entertaining. His first words to his last will grab you instantly and you won't only... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We did the double dead tour, it was only £13 each which we thought was quite good value. It was a giggle if anything, my partner actually got quite scared at one point ha. It was one of my highlights in Edinburgh and Grey fairs cemetery is worth a visit in day light also, its so decorative!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

We took Double Dead tour at 10pm and it was great! We loved our tour guide Katie, the fact that she is from Edinburgh made it so much more fascinating to us because of her knowledge of the history and unique stories. In my opinion, it's always better to hear it from a local. I had a weird feeling in... More

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Blaenau Ffestiniog, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

we booked the double dead tour, we had Gerry as our guide. OMG I've never been so terrified in all my life. Definitely worth a visit for those thrill seekers out there. The only thing I was disappointed with, was the fact that in the Wee little shop in the graveyard, they didn't sell anything with the tour names on,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

What a fabulously entertaining guide Gerry was! His patter was both hilarious and seriously informative, and superbly delivered. Well done, he's a fantastic asset to your business.

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