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Extreme Paranormal Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh
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Extreme Paranormal Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh

By City of Edinburgh Tours
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S$33.32
per adult
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S$33.32
per adult

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Ages 18-99, max of 30 per group
Duration: 1h 20m
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Mobile ticket
English


  • 80 minute tour of the Old Town, Greyfriars Kirkyard and the South Bridge vaults.
  • Given the late start and subject matter this tour isn’t suitable for children or the fainthearted.
  • Well trained, enthusiastic costumed guide playing a character.
  • Vivid, bloodcurdling accounts from Edinburgh’s history.
  • Ideal for fans of ghost stories and other tales of the supernatural.
  • Late night start time helps create a spooky atmosphere.
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Departure details
  • 124 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 36194P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Extreme Paranormal Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh?
Extreme Paranormal Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh price starts from S$32.93. Discover and book Extreme Paranormal Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh on Tripadvisor
What is the Extreme Paranormal Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh cancellation policy?
Extreme Paranormal Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Extreme Paranormal Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Extreme Paranormal Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh?
Extreme Paranormal Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh is hosted by City of Edinburgh Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact City of Edinburgh Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Extreme Paranormal Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Extreme Paranormal Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh?
On average, this experience will take approximately 1h 20m. Discover and book Extreme Paranormal Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 36194P2

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    124 High St
    124 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK
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    City of Edinburgh Tours
    Stop: 80 minutes
    Not for the faint hearted
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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Ste_Nevs
Ste_Nevs
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Good fun!
Douglas was a fantastic tour guide, he made the tour very informative and entertaining. Me and my girlfriend were r
phillI5861BR
phillI5861BR
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Definitely worth doing!
Great tour, informative, interesting and takes you to some fantastic locations. Our guide Black John was excellent
michaeldisnard
michaeldisnard
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Fantastic tour and guide
Awesome experience learnt some very interesting things while on the tour, Black John was awesome and gave us a grea
Laura-C_101
Laura-C_101
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Witty and entertaining tour
Great tour with good humour. A great balance of history without it being too serious! Dr Knox was a great guide, I
LB123456789101112131
LB123456789101112131
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Hilarious, gruesome and informative
This tour was brilliant. It is a bit gruesome but we expected that as we took the later one. The tour guide - Dr Kn
E7582VUchrish
E7582VUchrish
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Boring/Deceiving
‘Famous underground ghost tour’ We spent 10-15 mins inside, I wouldn’t call it underground, maybe a cellar. We went
678lizzies
678lizzies
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Boring
I was disappointed with this tour, we were bored and not enough time is spent underground. The tour guide didn’t se
hannahsV5237HM
hannahsV5237HM
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Bad.
Customer service was terrible. Emails are not read properly and not responded to. Disappointing to say the least.
Brenda V
Brenda V
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Fantastic
Our guide was Dr. Knox, and he was absolutely fantastic! The right balance between spooky and hilarious, he made ev
775cameronp
775cameronp
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Great experience
Dr Knox was a great character for a tour guide. Laughed while learning. Good value and highly recommend. Sense of
Anonenglishlady
Anonenglishlady
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Excellent tour with the brilliant doctor Robert Knox
I had an excellent time on this tour.. I can't recommend it enough.. it made my whole trip to Scotland (I'll go as
Tashawaits
Tashawaits
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Dr Robert Knox
We had Dr Robert Knox and he was amazing made the whole group laugh throughout the tour and made every member of th
CPCP83
CPCP83
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Poor experience
It wasn't what I expected at all. Our guide, a Thomas weir, seemed like an interesting character historically speak
drewy2023
drewy2023
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I had a good time
Go on, get the Red Witch a nimbus 2000. She’s out there doing great work but she’s being held back by her outdated
gearoidh2023
gearoidh2023
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Great tour
Excellent tour with the Red Witch, thanks again. Really great experience overall, highly recommend. .
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jstans1983
2 contributions
While this tour wasn't particularly paranormal or ghostly, it was a simply fantastic tour with a guide who clearly loved his job and played the role of Dr Knox perfectly. A wonderful mix of arrogance and charm with a knowledge of the city and its history that kept us all in rapt attention.

There were laughs aplenty, with non-stop stories, banter, plenty of swearing to compliment the gruesome background and, of course, obligatory audience-victimisation to the amusement of all.

Overall, 10/10. As a resident of Edinburgh for over 21 years, I learned plenty and visited places I didn't know existed. My partner loved it also, we'd recommend this to anyone visiting or living in the city.

No funds or favours were received for this outstanding review.
Written 15 August 2021
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Georgie
Hereford, UK4 contributions
Despite the tour itself being fantastic, the stories and content was great, not too much walking, not too much standing still; Dr Knox made the entire tour worth it, just by his character.
He was attentive, funny, hilariously rude with tonnes of fantastic anecdotes and brilliant attention to detail to the crowd.
He read the room and engaged every individual.
Some were put on the naughty step, some were witches- but I have no doubt every person on last nights tour left feeling that Dr Knox was the best tour guide.
He was also able to answer any questions and i was impressed by both his knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject.
Thanks Dr Knox for being the highlight of my Birthday!!
Written 14 October 2022
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Jaye
2 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Sawney bean was our tour guide, he was both fantastic as a tour guide in his knowledge as well as being extremely entertaining. It was myself
And my GF first time doing this tour as well and it was an excellent tour. I would highly recommend this, as it’s both fun and interesting, learning about old Edinburgh and spooky stories. I have zero complaints about this tour and the price, well worth it ! ☺️
Written 21 January 2022
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H0nestyReview
London9 contributions
I feel so sad to write a negative review because I had such high hopes! This tour is NOT scary at all. They really need to rename the tour because it does not include anything 'extreme' or 'paranormal'. The stories that were told were gruesome and definitely not paranormal. I feel that this tour had the potential to be soooo much better and scarier as we were in a graveyard and in underground vaults... There were so many chances for someone to jump out at us and give us a little scare but nope, nothing! The stories were all gruesome tales, not much at all about ghosts (I didn't mind so much but the name of the tour is definitely deceiving in this case!) What I enjoyed the most about it was the story about Greyfriars Bobby and that wasn't even a scary story. Giving two stars only because the guide was quite theatrical but honestly, if you're looking for a ghost tour, please don't waste your money. The lesson I've learnt: always believe the negative reviews!!
Written 2 July 2022
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Laura H
3 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
We booked this tour last minute as we wanted to look at the vaults late at night!
We had a great tour guide dr knox who was dressed in full period costume and played a character well.
Unfortunately the tour itself is a little deceiving, we walked the streets of Edinburgh of which you can do so without paying nearly 20 pound , the graveyard was spooky to walk round at night and the stories in which the tour guide told were well executed.
Unfortunately the "vault" was a dark room with some dolls put in there for effect and it was definetly not an extreme paranormal tour nor was it looking at or exploring the vaults, I think you could find a more reasonably priced tour for the price it cost and had it not been for the knowledge/character of the tour guide I think we would of walked away half way through.
Written 3 November 2021
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sar9484
Salisbury, UK5 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
This is a great ghost tour, we turned up a bit early so managed to have a chat with Linda, she was so lovely and helpful. Our tour guide for the night was Dr Knox who was so funny! It was pouring with rain but you didn’t really notice because he kept everyone engaged with what he was saying. Going to the Graveyard and the vaults at night was interesting, especially the children’s room where we heard a few noises and the dolls were very creepy. Would definitely recommend.
Written 27 October 2021
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Orla
2 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
The tour was an incredible experience that I will never forget. All the stories we were told were 100% accurate and will stay with me for the rest of my life. Our tour guide John, the witch hunter, was funny, entertaining and helped to put smiles on our faces even when it was chucking it down with rain. The tour is very much worth the money and an experience I would recommend to anyone visiting Edinburgh.
Written 26 August 2020
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Geoffrey G
1 contribution
Dr. Knox was a great guide through our paranormal stroll through Edinburghs grim histories. He was full of energy, cracked many a joke and kept the entire crowd laughing with ease. He took an interest in most all the crowd getting us involved when possible. The historical facts were very interesting along with the tales to go with. Cannot recommend this tour enough. Such an incredible time.
Written 23 April 2022
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Sarah M
6 contributions
Really awesome experience! My sister, partner and I joined a tour of approximately 20-30 other adults and were given the dark and grisly tales of Edinburgh's past and spooky present. Our benevolent tour guide 'Dr Knox' was funny, knowledgeable and helpul. Cheers mate! Definitely recommend having a dram as you go (not included in the tour).
Written 1 November 2021
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Jakub K
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Couples
The tour was very interesting. The tour guide, John Napier, made the tour very fun whilst throwing down lots of information about the creepy history behind Edinburgh. I highly recommend this tour, especially during the evening as it makes sets the scene a little better.
Written 17 December 2021
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