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City of the Dead Tours

Open Now: 10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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 yesterday

I was compelled to leave a review of 'The City of The Dead' tour, which my friend and I did whilst in Edinburgh last weekend. Our tour guide Katie was wonderful, guiding us under the streets of the city and telling us about the gruesome...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Rachel S
Reviewed yesterday

Myself, my partner and 2 friends from Ireland went on the underground tour at the end of January and it truly was brilliant! The tour guide Rebecca was just fabulous altogether. Not only was she extremely knowledgeable and informative, but she really involved the group...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank StephenJDrew
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Rebecca, our Aussie tour guide was incredible. I instantly liked her. One of "us" I'd probably say to my mates. Anyway, we met by the tree as planned and awaited our tour underground. I learned so much about Scotlands' history from Rebecca - who I'm...More

2  Thank thundergirl87
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did the Underground City of the Dead tour yesterday with Jamie as our guide, we all thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Jamie knows his "stuff"!!! His method of delivery kept it interesting and real!! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to...More

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

Veteran guide, last tour of the night, dark and rainy, could we have asked for anything more. Rich history, legitimate sites to visit and very charismatic guides. We enjoyed.

1  Thank Bleachigo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my partner had a wonderful night and also an eventful night too. Our guide named katie was really knowledgeable about the history of this great city. Was told she had been a guide for 16 half years. You would be very lucky if...More

2  Thank 25sophiej
Reviewed 1 week ago

Many thanks to our tour guide David who took me and my friends on an underground- and graveyard adventure. I was absolutely terrifying, but hilarious at the same time. A combination of ghost stories, some background information on the city and its history: this was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Carine V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I went on the double dead tour with Ian as our tour guide. It was fantastic!!! Ian really made it a great tour, he was very commical, very spooky and very knowledgeable about the area. I would definitely recommend this tour!! :D

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank RebHarr93
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The haunted graveyard tour with Fred as our guide was really good fun. It had just the right mix of gory historical facts, humour and interesting information. No sign of the infamous Mackenzie poltergeist, but it was fascinating being inside the black mausoleum in the...More

2  Thank MoDoodlebug75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide Fred did an outstanding job leading our small group to the Haunted Graveyard tour. My son was so excited at the prospect of possibly experiencing some paranormal activity, and I was a bit concerned about it, but we both enjoyed ourselves and learned...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank World_traveler_mamma
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Old Town
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
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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