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City of Edinburgh Tours

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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About City of Edinburgh Tours
Daily ghost walking tours of Edinburgh's Old Town led by a period costumed guide. Lively, outgoing and historically factual. Visit the Royal Mile, haunted Greyfriars graveyard and Edinburgh's famous underground vaults. Year round tours departing every afternoon and evening. Generous discounts for group bookings. Private tours also available. Tours available in English and Spanish.
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The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour

At street level, Edinburgh is a peaceful and pretty city—but the subterranean tunnels below tell an entirely different story. On this ghostly walking tour, explore historic sites including Greyfriars Kirkyard and St. Giles’ Cathedral with your enthusiastic guide, and hear chilling tales of murder and revenge. Delve down into underground caverns normally closed to the public, and learn of Edinburgh’s grim and gruesome past.
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1 hour 15 minutes
from $19.01

Old Town Historical and Underground Tour

Discover the history of Edinburgh from above and below group on a sightseeing tour that offers deeper insight into local history than typical tours. A historian guide leads you around the UNESCO-listed Edinburgh Old Town and reveals underground vaults that are usually off-limits to the general public.
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1 hour 30 minutes
from $19.09

Extreme Paranormal Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh

Not for the faint of heart, this 1.5-hour ghost tour of Edinburgh promises to deliver spine-chilling paranormal frights. Edinburgh’s brutal and bloody past has resulted in a heavily haunted present and this tour takes you to some of the city’s most haunted locations. Under the cloak of darkness, you’ll visit a graveyard and descend to the underground vaults that snake beneath the city. Hear vivid tales of torture, murder and body snatching, and enjoy a heightened atmosphere on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
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1 hour 20 minutes
from $24.78

Fright Night Tour

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.
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1 hour 15 minutes
from $22.02

Afternoon Old Town and Underground Tour 1:15, 3:15, 5:15

Join us for a darkly entertaining, but family friendly, afternoon jaunt through the Old Town of Edinburgh and one of its famous underground vaults. Let one of our enthusiastic, knowledgeable guides, dressed in period costume, lead you through this historic neighbourhood while sharing some fascinating tales from the more bloody side of Scotland’s past, involving murder, bodysnatching, witchcraft and even cannibalism. For the second half of the tour descend into our exclusive section of underground and explore its intriguing but sinister haunted chambers. 
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1 hour
from $16.29
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Charlie wrote a review Yesterday
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Great tour given by James, very historical and a good laugh! Would definitely recommend booking and we’ll certainly be back to hear more great stories of Edinburgh!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Edward wrote a review Nov 27
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James was fantastic! Full of knowledge and also hilarious. Great walk around Edinburgh as well. Would definitely book again. A must do activity if you want to learn some interesting history of Edinburgh
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Amy G wrote a review Nov 24
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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!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Ondra K wrote a review Nov 23
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I really enjoyed this tour, it was fun and educating at the same time. Definitely recommend going and especially once you get James Douglas as your tour guide who was fantastic :).
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Megan P wrote a review Nov 23
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Had a tour with James and it was great! Really informative and engaging guide who knew his stuff. The tour was really fun and interesting itself and I would definitely want to experience some of the others! Thanks :) (didn’t see any ghosts which would unfortunately be my only complaint guess they were busy that night!!)
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Date of experience: November 2020
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