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City of the Dead Tours

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Address: 26B Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 225 9044
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Description: These walks are designed by best selling historical author and award...
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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Our tour guide for the city of the dead double tour was very funny and a great story teller. Took us to some underground vaults which would of been more scary when we turned off... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Hobart, Australia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Eliza you were awesome, we had a fantastic tour last night. Really interesting and creepy but Eliza was good at keeping us entertained and giving us lots of information and history. Would have been good to have some quiet time in the Vaults, turn the torch off and listen for any noises but our time in the Vaults came to... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Our tour guide for the city of the dead double tour was very funny and a great story teller. Took us to some underground vaults which would of been more scary when we turned off the lights if a guy behind us wasn't texting on his phone and lighting up the place. Was very interesting and sad to hear the... More 

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tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Katie was a great tour guide. She was funny, dramatic, and super fun. We learned some dark Edinburgh history and we were thoroughly entertained. Thank you so much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This tour costs 10 pound, and it's worth your money. You learn a lot about the history of Edinburgh. Stanley was our guide and he was great, interactive, funny, and you will never get bored. You will get to know so much about the Old and New Edinburgh.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

So glad we decided to book the Double Dead tour for our last night in Edinburgh. Cara was an amazing and knowledgable guide! It was exactly what we were looking for - no corny, cheesy, little kid spooky material. Cara was honest and real with each of us, and the locations we visited were exclusive only to City of The... More 

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Somerset
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great tour guide but a great disappointment highlight of the tour as unable to enter the Black Mausoleum due to it being locked and the guide being unable to open it.

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Calgary, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Such a great tour, David was amazing and we had a blast! Worth the double dead tour, best deal for a tour in Edinburgh. The later the better as you will definitely get a chill running down your spine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This was a last min. decision and we were so glad we did it! Not only was it entertaining, but you get to explore the underground city of Edinburgh. Our guide was very knowledgeable and provided historical accounts of each place we visited. Greyfriar's graveyard was interesting and appeals to Harry Potter fans because it is where J.K.Rowling was inspired... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Did the underground vaults tour, have to say would prefer to do an overground one next time but Stanley really made it fun, interesting and surprisingly scary considering the amount of humour used, we went from having the giggles one second (although think these were nervous giggles as we had a feeling something was about to happen) to being scared... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Katie - legend! We did the double dead and had a blast. We are not "believers" but Katie gave great information on the history of all the locations and the possibilities and explanations for all the activity whether you believed or not. As an Edinburgh resident I loved going under the south bridge into what is possible the darkest place... More 

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Address: Address: 26B Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 225 9044
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town

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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-flavored 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 royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.