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When darkness falls over Scotland’s ancient capital, make your way to the historic Royal Mile to meet your entertaining guide and begin your underground ghost tour.

Follow your guide through the Old Town’s shadowy lanes and cobbled courtyards, and take in top attractions including Greyfriars Kirkyard—considered among the most haunted cemeteries in the world—and St. Giles’ Cathedral.

Along the way, hear haunting tales of crime and punishment dating back through the centuries, and keep watch for otherworldly sightings of ghosts and ghouls.

Next, head down into Edinburgh’s subterranean caverns with your guide. Discover 18th-century archways, hidden doorways, and underground vaults, and hear spine-tingling tales from beyond the grave.

When your time in the undergrounds tunnels comes to an end, return to the Old Town to conclude your walking tour.
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Royal Mile
City of Edinburgh Tours
Greyfriars Kirkyard
At street level, Edinburgh is a peaceful and pretty city—but the subterranean tunnels below tell an entirely different story. On this ghostly walking tour, explore historic sites including Greyfriars Kirkyard and St. Giles’ Cathedral with your enthusiastic guide, and hear chilling tales of murder and revenge. Delve down into underground caverns normally closed to the public, and learn of Edinburgh’s grim and gruesome past.
  • Explore the graveyards of Greyfriars Kirkyard and St. Giles’ Cathedral with your guide
  • Visit subterranean caves and tunnels normally closed to the public
  • Uncover 18th-century archways and underground vaults deep below the streets of Edinburgh
  • Listen as your guide shares tales of the undead from Edinburgh’s gruesome past
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fun and Spooky

Had a great time re-experiencing some of the sights we had already seen in Edinburgh through a spookier, historical lens. Major Weir was our tour guide and was a great storyteller. Going underground was really exciting and even though we don't believe in ghosts, it...More

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Remmy F, Guest Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Gabi, great to hear you enjoyed your time with Major Weir!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Good Historical Tour - not sure whether I would describe it as an Underground

Having many years ago been on one of the Edinburgh ghost / underground tours I was keen to repeat the experience. One thing is evident is that there are a lot of companies offering this. Our guide was very knowledgeable and each guide is a...More

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Remmy F, Guest Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your guide’s knowledge and enthusiasm.

Reviewed 25 July 2018
Ghost tour

Don't miss! Lady Primrose was a great tour guide and funny. Really enjoyed and my friend said she would have never thought go go on a ghost tour and was very glad she did.

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Remmy F, Guest Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Hello, thank you very much for your review! It´s great that you and your friend enjoyed Lady Primrose´s tour.

Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile
Absolutely Fantastic

"Are ya ready kids?" "Aye aye Captain Porteous" Amazing personality with intriguing stories. Awesome tour guide.

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Remmy F, Guest Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Thank you very much for your review! We are very glad you enjoyed your tour with Captain Porteous.

Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile
Great tour

We had great time, our guide was very artistic and the stories she told were fun and sometimes creepy and very interesting. Could be a little harsh for small kids at the end in the vaults, but the rest of the tour is good for...More

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Remmy F, Guest Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Hi Annie, thank you for your review. We are very glad you enjoyed the tour - creepy and very interesting is what we strive for!

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29 July 2018|
Response from Kim B | Reviewed this property |
No, not at all. We took our 9 year old and he loved it.
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29 April 2018|
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Response from Sarah C | Reviewed this property |
They are on the south bridge - not sure where Blair street is - sorry
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