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City of the Dead Tours

#28 of 189 Tours in Edinburgh
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Address: 26B Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 225 9044
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These walks are designed by best selling historical author and award...

These walks are designed by best selling historical author and award winning novelist J A Henderson. "The best of Edinburgh’s ghost tours" – Lonely Planet Guide. Combining history, humour and horror, the walk ends inside the Covenanter’s Prison in a locked section of a 16th century cemetery. This is the lair of the "McKenzie Poltergeist," the best-documented paranormal case in history. "Puts the city's other ghost tours in the shade"- Edinburgh Evening News

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Best Ghost tour yet!

This was my third Ghost walk in Edinburgh, I keep doing them with different people on different visits, with different companies and this was my best yet. We did the Double Dead... read more

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Mumbai
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

They should rename this tour as Mid night stroll through the graveyard. But thats all. They market it as the scariest tour but I found it comic ! The guide tried his best to cook up stories around the graveyard n basement vaults but to no avail. So, if your expectation level is zero about having any kind of paranormal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my third Ghost walk in Edinburgh, I keep doing them with different people on different visits, with different companies and this was my best yet. We did the Double Dead tour for the benefit of my friends, to get the best of both, and we went on a late one, to get the atmosphere. It wasn't overly busy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Whatever you're paying "Gerry "with a G" isn't enough. The Haunted Graveyard Tour with him was THE highlight of my trip to Edinburgh. I went on just about every walking tour the city offers (maybe 7 of them?) during my time there and the time spent with Gerry was the most entertaining, educational, engaging time. His character (assuming he plays... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved the underground city tour! You would have never known about the underground vaults or the dark history behind the bridges as you walk across them during the day. We had John as our guide! He was great! Really kept the ambiance going throughout the tour. Edinburgh's history is deep dark and twisted but also intriguing. Please do this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Myself and two friends took the Double Dead tour with Sam as our guide and it was such a fantastic experience. To begin with, there was some confusion as there was a group of around 30 of us waiting for our 8pm tour to begin. This was at 8.15. Understandably, people were unhappy but Sam turned up (she was intended... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did the Double Dead Tour at 8 o clock on a Tuesday. There were about 10 in the group. The guide was David and he was great. Very funny and had a good knowledge of history aswell as the creepy tales. Gave us a few scares but nothing bad happened that we were warned about (ghosts attacking or touching... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the double dead tour, which was kind of scary and funny at the same time Ian our tour guide was very good! It was a very good experience !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the 8 30 pm tour and our guide was a woman called Katie. She was fantastic, such a presence and a voice you just had to pay attention to. The tour takes you through some of the city's more basic history and yucky truths and the down into the cellars where people would have lived in awful conditions.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were traveling without our children so we thought this might be something fun and interesting that we normally wouldn't be able to do. We did the 20:00 double dead tour. Sam was our tour guide and she was very good. Just the right amount of history, fun and a little fear thrown in! It was very interesting to see... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there tonight and got to the meeting point 30 mins before the tour was due to start. No guide was there at the start time. Some people left. One person near us rang the organisers but no-one there knew what was happening. Then the guide for the next tour turned up and after several calls took over the... More 

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Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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