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Afternoon Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh provided by City of Edinburgh Tours

Afternoon Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh

Afternoon Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh
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About
Join our Afternoon Underground Ghost Tour and hear about the rich history and stories of Scotland's past as told by one of our deceased Ghost guides. Be plunged into darkness when entering out underground and take a rest from the busy streets above.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Greet your costumed guide at a central Edinburgh spot in the early afternoon. Immediately, your ghoulish guide will launch into spine-chilling tales from Edinburgh’s dark history. Stroll around some of the Old Town’s narrow streets, many of which are shrouded in both shadow and legend. Listen to commentary that combine humor with haunting history as you descend to Edinburgh’s underground vaults, famed for their terrifying atmosphere and countless ghosts. Keep your eyes peeled for restless residents as you explore the vaults alongside your guide. After an hour, emerge from the vaults and bid your guide farewell.   
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Greet your costumed guide at a central Edinburgh spot in the early afternoon. Immediately, your ghoulish guide will launch into spine-chilling tales from Edinburgh’s dark history. Stroll around some of the Old Town’s narrow streets, many of which are shrouded in both shadow and legend. Listen to commentary that combine humor with haunting history as you descend to Edinburgh’s underground vaults, famed for their terrifying atmosphere and countless ghosts. Keep your eyes peeled for restless residents as you explore the vaults alongside your guide. After an hour, emerge from the vaults and bid your guide farewell.   
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 36194P5
Call +65 6670 9674
Important information
Inclusions
  • Visit Edinburgh's famous underground vaults
  • Hear the stories of Edinburgh's dark past told by our energetic and passionate guides
  • See the most important wynds & closes in the Edinburgh Old Town
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
1h
Departure details
  • 124 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK Old police box on the Royal Mile opposite Starbucks.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • Visit Edinburgh's famous underground vaults
  • Hear the stories of Edinburgh's dark past told by our energetic and passionate guides
  • See the most important wynds & closes in the Edinburgh Old Town
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • 124 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK Old police box on the Royal Mile opposite Starbucks.
Duration
1h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
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tinkerbell44
Staffs5 contributions
Great afternoon with Alex
Sep 2021 • Couples
Great afternoon spent with Alexander Cockburn… he was a really entertaining host and the stories were all really interesting!
We still don’t believe in ghosts, but would highly recommend and would do another of the company’s tours next time ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Laura and Liam from Newcastle
Written 23 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

teenoo27
1 contribution
Good but short guy need to sort himself out .
Sep 2021 • Couples
Our tour guide Andrew was great but the short guy in the old police box , was a d**k . His attitude was terrible, started the tour on a negative.
Written 8 September 2021
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Lisa W
1 contribution
Andrew medley was a fab host and tour guide
Aug 2021 • Couples
Had a fab experience with Andrew medley yesterday afternoon, would 100% recommend! Such fun and informative afternoon
Written 25 August 2021
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Sean Meighan
1 contribution
Ghhgvvvv
Aug 2021 • Solo
Merry Andrew gave a very merry tour indeed.. She did very well to keep the attention of a large tour which alot of whom were children.. And she also did well to keep her cool with a drunk trickster who rudely butted in on her tour 👍😂
Written 24 August 2021
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Victoria D
20 contributions
Excellent tour of Edinburgh
Aug 2021 • Family
Went of the City of Edinburgh afternoon ghost tour, the kids and adults were thoroughly entertained. The kids jumped out of their skins several times ( but in a fun way). Going in the vaults was a great experience and the stories we were told ( in a very entertaining and engaging way) made the experience even better. Would highly recommend
Written 22 August 2021
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Karen j
Edinburgh, UK4 contributions
Wonderful Edinburgh underground vaults tour
Aug 2021 • Family
My partner and I went with our grandson on this tour today and we loved every minute of it.
The tour starting at Greyfriars kirkyard was very informative, with our guide "John the scientist" delighting in filling all the gory details.
Then on to the underground vaults,
with its eerie atmosphere hitting you, as soon as you enter. All feeling very real as you walk around them and are told the history of a bygone time in Edinburgh.
Yet just a few metres above you're head is the Northbridge, with its Streets filled with tourists unaware of what is just below their feet...
Written 13 August 2021
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Georgia
Burnley, UK18 contributions
Great tour
Paul, the Hangman was our Tour guide & he was great! A Fab tour of the city and graveyard and good for all 8 of us who attended. He was really knowledgable and humorous and involved the whole tour
Written 10 August 2021
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Tess W
1 contribution
Really fun tour
Jul 2021 • Friends
John the scientist was fab. Really interesting stories. We thoroughly enjoyed it! Was friendly and approachable.
Written 31 July 2021
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Glen C
1 contribution
Outstanding
Jul 2021 • Couples
James was our tour guide and Ime and my wife loved the vibe he gave off he was funny and gave information in an excellent way being from England made it even funnier with jokes ect about Scotland and England back in the day. Out of all the things we did in Scotland he made the trip the best trip we've had. He interacted with the public and us and made us feel welcome. Would 100 percent recommend.
Written 31 July 2021
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DrewE
5 contributions
Agnes the tour guide
Jul 2021 • Couples
We did the underground and grave yard tour. Agnes was our tour guide, knowledgeable and humorous. 👌
Written 30 July 2021
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Julie C
Julie C
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Enjoyable Evening
The Guide, Paul aka Alex C aka Hangman certainly looked the part and knew his stuff. Edinburgh is a city with a ve
clairemL3950BQ
clairemL3950BQ
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Fun and spooky experience
Jessie was a fabulous tour guide ! Very engaging and got the crowd involved ! We had an excellent and spooky experi
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rebeccamC8227RQ
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Fun and Spooky!
The tour itself was great fun, made ten times better by our wonderful tour guide Nell! Spooky, fun, and informative
Shaunm007
Shaunm007
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Fright night walk
John gave a good tour round along with telling us all about the dark history of Edinburgh, would recommend to anyon
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GoPlaces20632841249
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Brilliant experience
John the scientist was a fantastic guide, we learned a lot about the history of Edinburgh and he was very informati
CDBAghermore
CDBAghermore
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Good fun apart from the social distancing
Dr Knox was great but I couldn't give this a 5 as the social distancing possibility in the final part of the tour w
samanthamG7871GB
samanthamG7871GB
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A spooky evening
Jessie King showed us a round some of the spooky places around Edinburgh! Including the graveyard and underground!
RichLS14
RichLS14
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Excellent and well worth it
John the scientist was a brilliant guide . Tour was superb and very interesting. I strongly recommend . If you get
Penelopeploom
Penelopeploom
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Brilliant and interesting in equal measures!
We brought my daughter and her friends for her 13th birthday. We did the 6:45 tour and our guide DR Knox was brilli
sarahpI1657IN
sarahpI1657IN
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Definitely worth it!
Hazel was great! So knowledgeable and a wonderful storyteller. Would absolutely recommend to anyone coming to town.
hellsharper
hellsharper
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Interesting.
It was good and Andrew so LOVELY, knowledgeable, funny and friendly. Andrew said they had only been doing this for
CR1285
CR1285
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Brilliant experience
Loved my first ghost tour. Andrew the bodysnatcher was a great tour guide. It was fun and spooky and informative.
Paul E
Paul E
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A great tour with James
We have been on a few walking tours in various cities but this was one the best. James was brilliant;a natural perf
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erinsU3491YT
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Good tour, great guide
Enjoyable tour, Andrew our guide was very good and amusing to listen to. Was able to see the underground as well as
jasoncD3226HZ
jasoncD3226HZ
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Excellent! Hellish Nelly was great!
We really enjoyed the tour. Hellish Nelly, our tour guide, was fantastic!. Nelly made the tour. She brought the sto