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Afternoon Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh provided by City of Edinburgh Tours

Afternoon Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh

Afternoon Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh
4.5
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About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Greet your costumed guide at a central Edinburgh spot in the early afternoon. Immediately, your ghoulish guide will launch into spine-chilling tales from Edinburgh’s dark history. Stroll around some of the Old Town’s narrow streets, many of which are shrouded in both shadow and legend. Listen to commentary that combine humor with haunting history as you descend to Edinburgh’s underground vaults, famed for their terrifying atmosphere and countless ghosts. Keep your eyes peeled for restless residents as you explore the vaults alongside your guide. After an hour, emerge from the vaults and bid your guide farewell.   
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Call the number below and use the product code: 36194P5
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Visit Edinburgh's famous underground vaults • Hear the stories of Edinburgh's dark past told by our energetic and passionate guides • See the most important wynds & closes in the Edinburgh Old Town
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
1h
Departure details
124 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK Old police box on the Royal Mile opposite Starbucks.
Inclusions
Visit Edinburgh's famous underground vaults • Hear the stories of Edinburgh's dark past told by our energetic and passionate guides • See the most important wynds & closes in the Edinburgh Old Town
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
124 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK Old police box on the Royal Mile opposite Starbucks.
Duration
1h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
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4.5
79 reviews
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Karoline W
2 contributions
Best tour in town with John
May 2021 • Couples
We really loved the experience.
John told us lots of interesting stories about the city of Edinburgh with a great sense of humour.
I would highly recommend it.
Written May 28, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Beth
1 contribution
Amazing experience
Oct 2020 • Couples
Would definitely recommend! Very informative and the tour guide Agnes was amazing! Answered all questions we had and made it a fantastic experience.
Written October 22, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alice Henri.
1 contribution
Ghosts with Agnes
Oct 2020
Loved the tour given by Agnes. She's truly entertaining and a great storyteller and performer. Was so interesting and really adds depth to your Edinburgh experience
Written October 10, 2020
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Minerva
Brighton, UK14 contributions
Great stories and spooky places
Oct 2020 • Friends
Fantastic tour with "Hellish" Nell!!! Great and vivid stories, which explain this spooky but magical city!!! Love the visit at the vault and took some pictures, which I thought I took to a wall but the final picture shows some kind of activity, I definitely felt something 👻💀☠
Written October 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Spookylukey
1 contribution
Fantastic tour by "Hellish" Nell
Sep 2020 • Friends
Fantastic & fun tour given by "Hellish Nell" - Our first time in Edinburgh and it was fantastic to learn about all the interesting, but gruesome, history!

Even though Covid measures were in place, Nell really accommodated our group making us feel welcome and relaxed in the city. Even though it was just us 4 (and our two dogs!) Nell was a great guide. Very entertaining and even let our dogs join the fun!!

Our puppy "spooky" Lukey even had a fun time despite trying to look at all the pigeons,

Really recommend this tour, would come back again

Many thanks Nell
Written October 4, 2020
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Min B
2 contributions
Excellent ghost tour
Oct 2020 • Couples
Our guide ‘John the Witch Finder’ was excellent! He was very knowledgeable and described events vividly and with great imagination. They even allowed out little dog Teddy to come on the tour which was scarier as we’re sure he could see the ghosts! Recommend to anyone.
Written October 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Bella
1 contribution
Ghost tur afternoon
Oct 2020 • Couples
Agnes the tour guide was fab kept giving us unexpected frights however her ghost jokes were questionable lol only kidding.
Written October 3, 2020
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Blackrose666
Blackburn, UK24 contributions
Agness the Witch rocks!
Absolutely loved this. Was only 3 of us on the tour but Agness the tour guide didn’t fault on her passion, and impressive story telling. Loved the gory details, humour and felt really involved. Thank you for a lovely insight to the dark and intriguing history of Edinburgh xXxXx no ghost sightings but I feel even more in love with this spooky and magical city xXx
Written October 2, 2020
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Kimberley F
2 contributions
John The Witch Hunter
Sep 2020 • Couples
We had a great afternoon with John The Witch Hunter. Very fun and informative and super creepy!
Would 100% recommend this tour!
Unfortunately I am not able to upload my video but caught a very interesting orb!
Written September 27, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jade F
2 contributions
John the Witch Hunter
Sep 2020 • Couples
We had a great afternoon with John the Witch Hunter! It was very fun and informative! Would 100% reccommend John and the tour!
Written September 27, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Seaside27010335033
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Excellent tour
Interesting tour and The Hangman was a fabulous guide! Loved hearing all about Edinburgh’s historical characters an
Sarah M
Sarah M
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Brilliant tour, brilliant tour guide, definitely worth the money!
I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone planning on doing a ghost/underground tour in Edinburgh. Our tour
knightoftherelm
knightoftherelm
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Great Tour with the Hangman!
This was an extremely interesting and knowledgeable tour thanks to Paul the Hangman! We extremely enjoyed reciting
MLAJB1
MLAJB1
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Good fun
We thought this was a fun way to spend a bit of time - our tour guide Maggie had a great sense of humor and told so
jessmP3668FQ
jessmP3668FQ
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Great fun and very interesting history of Edinburgh
Our guide was Agnes. She was fantastic! Funny, friendly and very informative. 10/10 recommend Anges and her team.
Pamela P
Pamela P
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Amazing tour and tour guide
This was a fun and informative ghost tour! I had John the Scientist and he was the perfect tour guide. It also quit
Jacob D
Jacob D
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Creepy Tales Told with Sprite…
It was my first time in Edinburgh and my first solo adventure so braved this tour guide and our tour guide Magie Di
P7357BCjoem
P7357BCjoem
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Fun and factual
John the tour guide was brilliant! Very informative and entertaining. There was only myself and my partner on the t
chrisjM7045SE
chrisjM7045SE
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100% would recommend
sure others are great but Nell was brilliant The knowledge and way she told the stories was excellent The under
abigailf826
abigailf826
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Fabulous tour with spooky stories
Lady Primrose was a fabulous tour guide and we enjoyed the whole tour. It was historical , factual and highly inter
Teensie_555
Teensie_555
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Spooky fun
The grefriers kirk. Reciting the poem to raise the spirit of bloody George McKenzie 🙌 The tour guide the Hangman w
Lorna85_11
Lorna85_11
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Big thumbs up
Lady Primrose really good tour guide! Brought the tour to life! Knowledgeable, pleasant manner, funny and a little
ErinP-2978
ErinP-2978
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Fantastic tour!!!
So glad we went on this tour! Our guide Paul the hangman was both hilarious and knowledgeable. I would definitely r
hopek723
hopek723
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Great tour!
Lady Primrose was a wonderful tour guide. Personable, and great storyteller. It was such an interesting and knowled
michaelcW2944BN
michaelcW2944BN
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Spooky Scottish times
Lady primrose was great - super spooky night! Had a great evening. Would highly recommend. Now I’m a believer.