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Edinburgh Real Fear Ghost Tour: Old Town, Cemetery, and Underground Vaults

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  • Get a different perspective on a Edinburgh’s history
  • Discover parts of Old Town overlooked by most tourists
  • Hear captivating tales from your guide, dressed in period costume
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Edinburgh Real Fear Ghost Tour: Old Town, Cemetery, and Underground Vaults
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Edinburgh Real Fear Ghost Tour: Old Town, Cemetery, and Underground Vaults
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Overview
See a different side of Edinburgh on this ghost tour of the city's medieval Old Town. Discover hidden alleyways and lanes as your guide (in period costume) recounts sinister tales of the city's dark past, with stories of murderers, witches, and grave robbers. Visit a reportedly haunted graveyard and go underground to the South Bridge Vaults where people once lived and worked—and, more gruesomely, bodysnatchers stole corpses.
What to Expect
Your tour begins on Old Town's Royal Mile in Edinburgh, where you meet your guide, dressed as one of the city's notorious characters.
Follow your guide and hear the dark secrets of Old Town as you head down the lanes and narrow wynds (alleyways) that were once the heart of Edinburgh's slums. Discover the true stories of the people who lived in these cramped quarters, as well as mysteries that persist to this day.
Walk through a graveyard that is believed to be haunted and examine what’s written on the gravestones.
Next, go deep underground into some of the vaults that made up an underworld city in 18th-century Edinburgh.
Your guide returns you street level where your tour concludes back on the Royal Mile.
Reviews (35)
1 - 5 of 28 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Great!

Me and my friend really enjoyed this tour. The guy in the booth who survived us was really nice and helpful with information. Nicole our guide who played Mary was amazing! We really enjoyed this tour and had good fun while learning the dark history...More

Thank frankismith
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Absolutely amazing!!!

My partner and I were up from England for a few days, decided to do a ghost tour! Only a small group which was great as it was more intimate, however we were told there can be bigger groups. John our guide (Major Weir) was...More

1  Thank David O
786beccap, Public Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks, David! We really appreciate this excellent review.

Reviewed November 2, 2018
Scary enough for Tweens and Teens

My boys who are at the pre teen and teen age group think nothing can scare them, well they were wrong! They were very scared by the stories and especially the vaults. It has backfired on me as they cannot sleep in their own rooms...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank ginkgank
Becca P, Public Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2018

Thank you for this great review. We hope your kids sleep in their own rooms soon!

Reviewed October 26, 2018
Good fun

Booked this for a bit of fun and enjoyed it. The guide Jane Weir was great and very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. As other reviews have said, it is a script that the guides learn off by heart but Jane was also able to answer further...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Laura M
Becca P, Public Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2018

You're right, leave poor wee Bobby's nose alone! Glad you had fun.

Reviewed October 25, 2018
Great history of Edinburgh

Took my parents on the Real Fear Ghost Tour while they were visiting and while it is not very scary at all, the history is very interesting and it is fun getting to experience the graveyard and streets of Edinburgh at night while learning about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank anagabycruz
Becca P, Public Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2018

Thanks for this fantastic review, glad you enjoyed yourself!

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