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City of the Dead Tours

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Our walks are written and researched by historical author and award winning novelist, J A Henderson. Our guides are a mixture of historians and professional entertainers, picked for their ability to improvise entertain. As a result we have enjoyed...more
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Edinburgh, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 225 9044
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was the second time I had done this tour. Katie was our guide and she was brilliant. She brought Olde Edinburgh to life with her stories of the history of the vaults and the Greyfriars Kirkyard. The vaults were particularly scary and atmospheric and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I just done the Haunted graveyard tour, which was excellent. Eliza, our guide was excellent. She was engaging and brought the stories to life. There were only 2 others on the tour and it made it extra creepy !! Watch out for...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Went to the double dead tour on a cold, dark and wet March evening but the tour more than made up for the weather. Very informative, great stories, fantastic tour guide and kept you entertained throughout. Would thouroughly recommend, was born in Edinburgh and found...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank Shirley67
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I went on the City of the Dead tour with our brilliant tour guide, Rebecca. It was a very small group with only one other girl with us and we were sort of regretting the tour at this point. Having said this,...More

1  Thank hob1993
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rebeca the guide didn’t disappoint! 3rd coming and definitely will be back again can’t get enough of the thrill it gives! Thank you for such an amazing tour full of laughter!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Weronika F
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my travel companions wanted to go on this tour. I was hesitant because I come from a culture where you just don't mess with the dead. There has been evidence of paranormal activity and yes I do believe in ghosts, so I almost...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank MichellePro77
Reviewed 1 week ago

The guide was very personable and entertaining. The tour wasn't too difficult to walk but not for claustrophobic people. Jump scare at end was a nice addition though I knew it was coming.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Steve S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such a fun, informative and super creepy underground city of the dead tour. Rebecca was the perfect guide for this sort of tour. She thrilled and completely scared us. Can’t recommend this tour enough, especially at night.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Originally I was supposed to attend a double tour but due to low numbers it was cancelled and I was put onto another tour and refunded the difference, which I didn’t have to mention, showing their professionalism. The tour guide, Rebecca, was great. She knew...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JohnMclellan95
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The weather wasn’t great but the tour made up for it. The tour was informative fun and jumpy ! Definitely one of the highlights of our visit

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Old Town
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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
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Diana E
October 7, 2018|
Response from JamiecEdinburgh |
The double dead tours Are at 8pm and 10pm and last around 1hr 45mins. :)
Diana E
October 7, 2018|
Response from BVMP2009 | Reviewed this property |
I think it starts around 8 and there is a second one at 10 ish Lasts around 90 mins
Dawn M
June 19, 2018|
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Response from JamiecEdinburgh |
Hi there, the prices are £13 per per adult for the underground or the graveyard tours (£11 for students and "more experienced members of the community" ;) ). The double dead tour (a condensed cut down version of the... More