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City of the Dead Tours

Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 131 225 9044
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Fantastic tour

My wife and I booked the underground city tour and loved it. The tour takes you into South Bridge... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Gogs42
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Fantastic tour for me as a wheelchair user

First of all Jan thanks a lot to you and to our guide on the graveyard, you make this tour... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Елена С
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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 years of rave media reviews. City of the Dead has been named “Britain’s Best Ghost Walk” by Scare.com, Yahoo! Travel and Virgin Media and is the only Scottish attraction to be short listed for the prestigious Screamie Awards (3 times!) and the Luxury Travel Awards. We also won Scare Tours ‘Best Ghost Tour’ award. Best of all we have sole access to two of the word’s most haunted sites. Damnation Alley is in the South Bridge Vaults and part of Edinburgh’s legendary Underground City. The Covenanter’s Prison is a locked section of Greyfriars Graveyard and lair of the infamous‘Mackenzie Poltergeist’. This entity is the best documented supernatural case of all time and responsible for hundreds of ‘attacks’ on the tours.
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Edinburgh, Scotland
Old Town
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+44 131 225 9044
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I booked the underground city tour and loved it. The tour takes you into South Bridge vaults but before that you are given a brief idea of what it was like to live in Edinburgh 3-400 years ago. Our guide Steve aka...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

First of all Jan thanks a lot to you and to our guide on the graveyard, you make this tour possible for me,as all the others ghost tour dont wanted me because of my wheelchair. You make it possible and i dont regret any second...More

1  Thank Елена С
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a fantastic guided tour me and my wife did the double dead tour of the vaults then the Greyfriars cemetery Mckenzie vault . The guide Iain was just awesome kept the whole group very entertained through out the tour it was a great...More

Thank kevin e
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Oskar was our guide and he was really great. He made the experience spooky and fun! Would highly recommend you do this tour on your visit!!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The tour was OK - not a bad way to spend an hour and 15 minutes in the afternoon. Included a good bit of history as well as some comedy from the very professional and articulate guide, named Oska. He wasn't bad looking either ;-)...More

Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My experience on the Double Dead Walking Tour was really great. The locations were always interesting, but different. Because the vaults and the graveyard are very different places it keeps the tour very interesting. The stories were utterly fascinating too, especially that of the Mackenzie...More

1  Thank James H
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was my 3rd time doing a City of the Dead tour in Edinburgh. In the past I had done the graveyard tour and the double tour but this time we went for ht underground vaults tour. Our tour guide Ian (Iain?) was hilarious and...More

1  Thank Kieran M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you would like to get a feel of the underground, how people lived there, and get a spook, this is for you. The guide was entertaining and a great storyteller. Make sure you wear proper shoes, as terrain is uneven, and some of the...More

Thank Keven A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic guide (Gerry), lots of historic info, loved the vaults and cemetery tour. Nicely done. Would recommend. Especially enjoyed access to the vaults that other tours cannot access.

1  Thank Kim C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on this tour July 6, 2018. I read about it on a blog of fun things to do in Edinburgh. My family was very excited about the tour, but it turned out to be goofy. We thought we would hear true stories about...More

Thank bagbyd
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fiveboysmom
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
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Michelle H
May 25, 2018|
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Response from Kirstie B | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I bought mine in the tourist information office outside Waverley Station
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SydneyJasper
April 25, 2017|
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Response from MalayDixit | Reviewed this property |
Double dead tour covers both the locations and it is of longer duration; so more walking.
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