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Extreme Paranormal Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh
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Extreme Paranormal Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh

By City of Edinburgh Tours
Recommended by 90% of travelers
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Ages 18-99, max of 30 per group
Duration: 1h 20m
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Live guide: English
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  • 80 minute tour of the Old Town, Greyfriars Kirkyard and the South Bridge vaults.
  • Given the late start and subject matter this tour isn’t suitable for children or the fainthearted.
  • Well trained, enthusiastic costumed guide playing a character.
  • Vivid, bloodcurdling accounts from Edinburgh’s history.
  • Ideal for fans of ghost stories and other tales of the supernatural.
  • Late night start time helps create a spooky atmosphere.
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Start:
  • 124 High St, Edinburgh EH1, UK
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 36194P2

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 36194P2

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    • City of Edinburgh Tours
      8,989
      Edinburgh, Scotland
    • C348TFevar
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great ghost tour with Half-Hangit Maggie
      Maggie Dickson was an excellent guide on the Edinburgh ghost tour. The tour was really informative and entertaining, including personal experiences from Maggie and some funny (yet spooky!) anecdotes.
      Written July 13, 2024
    • JodiCass1dy
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      5 stars for the ghost tour led by the dashing and high-spirited Dr Knox
      Dr Knox was our guide, a very spirited storyteller who kept the group (25 or so) engaged. It was a fun entertaining time. Thank you
      Written July 13, 2024
    • erikmcneil
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun, humorous, individual
      Very humorous tour guide. Group and especially individuals involving. Our group was a bit too large for my personal liking
      Written July 13, 2024
    • maria_erquiaga
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Ghost underground evening tour
      A very entertaining and well guided tour at the heart of Edinburgh 's old town. Our guide, "the great Lafayette" is a good storyteller, being able to capture attention and interest of the public. Very recomendable and interesting.
      Written July 13, 2024
    • Jennifer B
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The Ugly History
      Maggie took us into the underground caverns and into the local cemetery and told us stories of the demise of many people long ago . I could’ve done without the cheesy decorations in the underground cavern. Overall, it was a good tour.
      Written July 13, 2024
    • megankH5296LS
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great afternoon experience
      Our tour with Agnes Sampson as guide was extremely interesting and engaging, we left feeling as though we learnt a lot about the history of Edinburgh and thoroughly enjoyed the experience! Would highly recommend! Thank you!
      Written July 13, 2024
    • 456brettt
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Underground tour
      It was a great experience with an awesome tour guide. I highly recommend this experience if you are in Endiburgh. Agnes makes a scary witch
      Written July 13, 2024
    • Tourist09584785490
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      He is the one who Knox...
      Thanks to Dr. Knox who gave us a very entertaining tour. That guy is born 4 that job. 5 Stars, see ya again.😊 im not a fan of to many words, but i have to write at least 100 signs. So. Aaaaaaaaargh. Yeah. Ok.
      Written July 12, 2024
    • saschaa893
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Spooky storys about Edinburgh's past
      The guide Agnes was despite her past very friendly and happily told us not only her fate but the some creepy stories in the medieval times of Edinburgh. The fact that stunned me most was that they rely on actual facts.
      Written July 12, 2024
    • F4025SPpiotrm
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dr. Knox Tour
      Dr Robert Knox is Hell of a Storyteller. Or a Storyteller straight out of Hell. 🤔 Anyway: go and check. 10/10 experience 🔝
      Written July 12, 2024
    • Emily M
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Family fun for History of Edinburgh
      Louise did a wonderful job keeping us entertained! We had our 3 kids (8,11, & 12year old) who all really enjoyed learning the history of Edinburgh! We would highly recommend recommend this tour to all that visit the city.
      Written July 12, 2024
    • belindaf409
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Tour
      Agnes was a brilliant guide. She was funny and full with stories about the history of Edinburgh. We visited a grave sit, and went into the underground of Edinburgh. It was really interesting.
      Written July 11, 2024
    • ridatf2024
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Almost Perfect
      Captain Gray was an extremely charismatic guy who made the history of edinburgh very interesting. There were some eerie and creepy moments but I was expenting some more cosplayers. Thus my 4 star rating. Otherwise, it is indeed an interesting walking tour.
      Written July 11, 2024
    • L288GSanag
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The more amazing tour of Edinburgh
      Lafayette is fantastic!!! The tour is very amazing and interesting. The part most special is the child's room. Great experience
      Written July 11, 2024
    • gregbD776CB
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lafayette, the friendly ghost!
      Amazing experience! We are visiting from Canada and this guide did not disappoint. The meet up spot was in an ideal location, and out tour guide, Lafayette, did a great job of bringing the experience to life! 10/10 would recommend to anyone wanting to learn more about the lore of Edinburgh.
      Written July 11, 2024
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    Laura H
    4 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2021 • Couples
    We booked this tour last minute as we wanted to look at the vaults late at night!
    We had a great tour guide dr knox who was dressed in full period costume and played a character well.
    Unfortunately the tour itself is a little deceiving, we walked the streets of Edinburgh of which you can do so without paying nearly 20 pound , the graveyard was spooky to walk round at night and the stories in which the tour guide told were well executed.
    Unfortunately the "vault" was a dark room with some dolls put in there for effect and it was definetly not an extreme paranormal tour nor was it looking at or exploring the vaults, I think you could find a more reasonably priced tour for the price it cost and had it not been for the knowledge/character of the tour guide I think we would of walked away half way through.
    Written November 3, 2021
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    Kate
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2020 • Friends
    Booked this tour as we wanted an opportunity to see the vaults of Edinburgh and hear spooky stories ! Our tour guide Dr. Knox had great charisma and knowledge and led our tour v well. He had a good sense of humour and his ability to tell stories and describe the ghosts was amazing. Despite already doing 3 tours before ours, he was so energetic and made the tour very enjoyable. You can tell he loves his job and really believes in the supernatural which is great to see. This tour was very good the opportunity to go underground in the vaults was one i will not forget !!
    Written August 5, 2020
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    sar9484
    Salisbury, UK4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2021 • Couples
    This is a great ghost tour, we turned up a bit early so managed to have a chat with Linda, she was so lovely and helpful. Our tour guide for the night was Dr Knox who was so funny! It was pouring with rain but you didn’t really notice because he kept everyone engaged with what he was saying. Going to the Graveyard and the vaults at night was interesting, especially the children’s room where we heard a few noises and the dolls were very creepy. Would definitely recommend.
    Written October 27, 2021
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    Chris N
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2020 • Couples
    We had James Douglas last night as our tour guide and from the moment we arrived he had us in stitches, he had us interested from the start of the tour and his knowledge of the sites was something else along with his banter twist. Thank you for an amazing night James and I highly recommend that if you come to Edinburgh you definitely must do this.

    “ the posh Warrington ones “ ( if only he knew )
    Written August 25, 2020
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    Jaye
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2022 • Couples
    Sawney bean was our tour guide, he was both fantastic as a tour guide in his knowledge as well as being extremely entertaining. It was myself
    And my GF first time doing this tour as well and it was an excellent tour. I would highly recommend this, as it’s both fun and interesting, learning about old Edinburgh and spooky stories. I have zero complaints about this tour and the price, well worth it ! ☺️
    Written January 21, 2022
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    LeonardForward
    Middlesbrough, UK16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So we were fortunate enough to catch this tour on 28/8. We had previously been on a few tours in Edinburgh so knew what we were expecting

    The success of the tour was the absolute tour de force performance from the guide Dr Knox ( think he’s calledJoe) exceptional character. Really engaging and fun. Kept everyone interested and told the stories with humour and a little malevolence!

    The tour took in some famous spots in Edinburgh’s old town before heading to a cemetery and then into ‘the vaults ‘

    Good for people wanting to be entertained!

    The tour guide kept us out nearly 1hr 45! He clearly loves his job and he was exceptional
    Written August 31, 2020
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    Remi
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2021
    James was a brilliant entertainer and extremely engaging. He brought the tales to life despite our general familiarity with them. 10/10 would reccommend. We managed ourselves with the covid restrictions quite well, and face masks were encouraged when indoors. A small group meant that we were socially distanced outdoors while still all directly interacted with!
    Written July 18, 2021
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    Amy G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2020 • Couples
    Could not thank James enough. Booked for my partners birthday and we were not disappointed. Was thoroughly entertaining and he really knew what he was talking about, seemed very passionate on all the topics he spoke about. Would recommend for anyone and everyone. An absolute treat. Thank you James!
    Written November 24, 2020
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    Laura C
    Nottingham, UK6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2021 • Couples
    Went on tour with Agnes last night and she was absolutely wicked in both senses of the word! She was so immersive in her story telling and loved to give a few jump scares. Fantastic experience even if you're not there for the paranormal. Just the history we were taught on location was fascinating. When we went underground, I had an experience with something tapping my bag. Didn't really freak me out because it was just someone of the time of old just trying to reach out.
    Written June 29, 2021
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    H0nestyReview
    London9 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    I feel so sad to write a negative review because I had such high hopes! This tour is NOT scary at all. They really need to rename the tour because it does not include anything 'extreme' or 'paranormal'. The stories that were told were gruesome and definitely not paranormal. I feel that this tour had the potential to be soooo much better and scarier as we were in a graveyard and in underground vaults... There were so many chances for someone to jump out at us and give us a little scare but nope, nothing! The stories were all gruesome tales, not much at all about ghosts (I didn't mind so much but the name of the tour is definitely deceiving in this case!) What I enjoyed the most about it was the story about Greyfriars Bobby and that wasn't even a scary story. Giving two stars only because the guide was quite theatrical but honestly, if you're looking for a ghost tour, please don't waste your money. The lesson I've learnt: always believe the negative reviews!!
    Written July 2, 2022
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