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The Ghost Bus Tours

#35 of 194 Tours in Edinburgh
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Princes Street and Gardens
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Address: | Waverley Bridge, Next to Princes St Gardens, Edinburgh WC2N 5BY, Scotland
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The Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tour is a theatrical sightseeing tour, taking you...

The Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tour is a theatrical sightseeing tour, taking you on a journey around the darker side of Edinburgh. Your creepy conductor shows you the sights on-board a classic 1960's Routemaster bus as you experience the travelling ghost tour of Edinburgh. Learn about witches, grave robbers, plague and of course the ghosts that reside in the most haunted city in Europe. A comedy horror show as you travel around the city, this is the perfect way to see Edinburgh and discover it's dark and unusual secrets.

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A fun tour around some of Edinburghs spooky spots

We purchased this tour on Groupon. This was pretty much the last of the ghost tours I've still to go on in the capital. The guide was brilliant and very humorous. He kept us... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was an enjoyable tour, although not as good as I expected. After having done the York and London Ghost Buses, I thought this would be equally as good, but it unfortunately fell a little short. The tour was meant to have a duration of 1 hour and 15 minutes, but it only lasted an hour. Also, the guide seemed... More 

Thank Nicola_E_3
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A thoroughly enjoyable way to spend the evening in Edinburgh for those looking for something unusual to do. Staff were very enthusiastic and took to their roles with delight adding to the experience.

Thank Christopher B
Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lots of laughs, spooky goings-on and some really interesting stories about Edinburgh's ghostly past, even for someone who lives in Edinburgh!! Plus for visitors you get to see some fantastic parts of Edinburgh. Our bus conductor was hilarious and very charming and a brilliant host, landing some scary surprises along the way! Highly recommended! Oh and I loved the bus... More 

Thank Debwhyte
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have done most of the ghost tours in Edinburgh and done this one finally. It was really poor and just silly as if the audience are children. Hate to leave bad reviews as the man clearly is trying but waste of money for us unfortunately 😢

Thank Stephanie M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We purchased this tour on Groupon. This was pretty much the last of the ghost tours I've still to go on in the capital. The guide was brilliant and very humorous. He kept us all entertained for the hour odd the tour lasts. It's mainly on the bus but there is a small optional walking section through a graveyard. As... More 

Thank MattyJM
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very enjoyable hour and a half, full of jokes and interesting information and places of interest pointed out. Well worth doing.

Thank Alison198513
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was such good fun the guy who takes the tour is brilliant and great interaction with the people taking the tour and a few surprise scares along the way to go with the Ghost stories odd Edinburgh. Tour lasts just over an hour well worth it!!!

Thank GFB01
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a laugh this is not scary only funny but well worth a shot you do get off the bus and walk round a graveyard but you do end up laughing most of the tour

Thank James B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on this tour tonite was so good well worth £16 tour guide lol Tommy was such a good actor and some tongue in cheek humour there's one stop where u can get off the bus t walk around graveyard some good information on tour good for a laugh and i actually get t see a fair bit of Edinburgh... More 

Thank lisaStirling
Coleraine, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour is on an old black double decker bus... the tour is just over an hour long... our tour guide was very engaging, informative and funny with excellent acting skills. Only 1 stop to get off and walk around a Graveyard the rest is based on the bus, very tongue and cheek humour... a bit of cheese with great... More 

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Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street is only half one, since buildings only line one side. But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views are from Princes Street as a result. From here you look onto expansive and decorative public gardens beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look the other way, as they’re concerned with chain store shopping or catching the tram or a train at main train station Waverley. But it’s not all utility here; the Scottish National Gallery rewards purposeless wandering, and December’s huge winter market in the gardens begins a season of revelry which ends with Hogmanay, Britain’s largest New Year’s street party.
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