Tours and Tickets

The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour provided by City of Edinburgh Tours

BEST SELLER
LIKELY TO SELL OUT*

The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour

The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour
4.5
Book in advance
from
S$26.60
per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Reserve now & pay later: Save your spot free of charge with flexible booking.
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 15m
  • 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
Highlights
  • Explore Greyfriars Kirkyard and St. Giles’ Cathedral with your guide
  • Visit subterranean caves and tunnels normally closed to the public
  • Uncover underground vaults deep below the streets of Edinburgh
  • Listen as your guide shares tales from Edinburgh’s gruesome past
What to expect
  • When darkness falls over Scotland’s ancient capital, make your way to the historic Royal Mile to meet your guide and begin your underground ghost tour. Follow your guide through Old Town’s shadowy lanes and cobbled courtyards, and take in top attractions including Greyfriars Kirkyard—considered to be one of 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 15m
  • 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.
Highlights
  • Explore Greyfriars Kirkyard and St. Giles’ Cathedral with your guide
  • Visit subterranean caves and tunnels normally closed to the public
  • Uncover underground vaults deep below the streets of Edinburgh
  • Listen as your guide shares tales from Edinburgh’s gruesome past
What to expect
  • When darkness falls over Scotland’s ancient capital, make your way to the historic Royal Mile to meet your guide and begin your underground ghost tour. Follow your guide through Old Town’s shadowy lanes and cobbled courtyards, and take in top attractions including Greyfriars Kirkyard—considered to be one of 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 36194P8
Call +65 6670 9674
Important information
Inclusions
  • 75 Minute evening walking tour of Edinburgh’s Old Town and South Bridge vaults.
  • Guide plays a real, distinct and infamous character from Scotland’s history.
  • Walk through the Old Town’s distinctive closes, wynds and secluded squares.
  • Visit the world-famous, eerie, unforgettable Greyfriars Kirkyard.
  • Hear terrifying stories of hauntings, murders, executions and cannibalism.
  • 6.45pm Evening tour is suitable for families.
  • Travel back in time and descend into our section of underground street.
  • Entry/Admission - Edinburgh Old Town
Exclusions
  • None
  • No under 5s
Duration
1h 15m
Departure details
  • 124 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK Old Police Box by starbucks
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • 75 Minute evening walking tour of Edinburgh’s Old Town and South Bridge vaults.
  • Guide plays a real, distinct and infamous character from Scotland’s history.
  • Walk through the Old Town’s distinctive closes, wynds and secluded squares.
  • Visit the world-famous, eerie, unforgettable Greyfriars Kirkyard.
  • Hear terrifying stories of hauntings, murders, executions and cannibalism.
  • 6.45pm Evening tour is suitable for families.
  • Travel back in time and descend into our section of underground street.
  • Entry/Admission - Edinburgh Old Town
Exclusions
  • None
  • No under 5s
Departure details
  • 124 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK Old Police Box by starbucks
Duration
1h 15m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Popular mentions

4.5
1,242 reviews
Excellent
1,029
Very good
118
Average
37
Poor
19
Terrible
39

Sophie B
2 contributions
Amazing tour!
Oct 2021 • Family
Thoroughly enjoyed this evening tour, our guide, aka 'The Hangman' was brilliant, his thrilling stories of past murders and crime from the city was so entertaining, a must for all when visiting Edinburgh!
Written 25 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Saira
7 contributions
Hoot of a haunting
Oct 2021 • Family
Booked this tour with my daughters aged 14 & 11.It was fascinating made even more entertaining by our host,John the Scientist.He was thoroughly knowledgable and engaging with the whole group.A must if visiting Edunburgh!!.👻
Written 25 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chris Moo
1 contribution
Itchy and Scratchy
Oct 2021 • Family
Tour guide The Hangman was excellent. Very knowledgeable. He engaged the group and made the tour enthralling. Excellent evening had by all the family.
Written 25 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

James D
Sale, UK9 contributions
Fantastically dark tour with charismatic guide!
Had a really wonderful tour Sunday night around the Old Town, Greyfriars Kirkyard and the underground vaults. Led by John Napier (or John the Scientist, if you prefer) who was fantastically knowledgeable and really engaging. Kids (aged 11, 11, 13) absolutely loved it - perfect level of "disgusting" for kids of that age! Hugely recommended.
Written 25 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Carol0796
2 contributions
Great tour
Oct 2021 • Family
We went on our tour 24th October with The Hangman and it was fantastic, our 10 year old daughter loved all the stories and found it very informative. This is the 2nd time my husband and I have been on this ghost tour and we still enjoy it
Written 25 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

robert w
2 contributions
Loved the graveyard section
Oct 2021 • Friends
Great tour with loads of interesting information. John Napier was a great guide and really friendly when not being scary of course. Definitely recommend this tour
Written 24 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Greg H
Bristol, UK4 contributions
Saturday night scare
We had Dr Knox as our tour guide and he was fantastic. Right amount of scare and humour as well as some truly interesting stories.
Written 24 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gem Q
1 contribution
A great experience
Oct 2021 • Couples
John Napier the Scientist was a fantastic tour guide. The tour was engaging and informative. We would definitely recommend the tour to people visiting Edinburgh.
Written 24 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

SoozMcV
Heysham, UK5 contributions
Tour by Agnes…outstanding!
Oct 2021 • Family
The tour was amazing! Loads of stories, so well told by Agnes. The history was interesting with a twist of spookiness! The best part was in the underground streets! 100% recommend to families with children aged 10 and up.
Written 24 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Julie C
Suffolk, UK20 contributions
Enjoyable Evening
Oct 2021
The Guide, Paul aka Alex C aka Hangman certainly looked the part and knew his stuff. Edinburgh is a city with a very interesting history and we learnt a lot. The distance walked was just right and the dark and chilly night certainly added to the overall ambience.
I will admit we were disappointed with the amount you actually see underground, it seems the owner of this underground world is in it to make money so the sights are limited.
Thank you for an enjoyable evening anyway Paul.
Written 24 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 1,187
*Likely to sell out: Based on Viator’s booking data and information from the provider from the past 30 days, it seems likely this experience will sell out through Viator, a Tripadvisor company.
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: City of Edinburgh Tours
Sophie T
Sophie T
00
Great tour guide
Alexander Cockburn was a great guide. Dina DJ informative and kept the kids entertained. We did the afternoon famil
matthewgR6249VO
matthewgR6249VO
00
Excellent!
Dr Knox was entertaining start to finish. The vaults and the graveyard definitely the highlights of the tour. Wanda
Flyer68536319487
Flyer68536319487
00
AMAZING EXPERIENCE
WOW what an amazing experience. Just like to say what an absolute credit James Douglas is to your company. A really
Tengu2roopa
Tengu2roopa
00
Worth the walk!
'John the Scientist' leads an energetic and entertaining tour of Edinburghs spookier locations. Enjoyed visiting th
BenIsJammin138
BenIsJammin138
00
Great informative and spooky tour
Was a very informative and cool learning experience whilst walking through the Edinburgh streets at night. The high
naddyb2018
naddyb2018
00
Nice evening tour
It was a really nice evening tour. Jessie our tour guide was very engaging and informative. The stories are reall
Escape520678
Escape520678
00
Great night out
What a fantastic night. Linda at the ticket office was friendly and helpful. The hangman (Paul) was so entertainin
lrcrafty
lrcrafty
00
Break with friends for fun
Brilliant tour guide John Napier, full of information non of us even knew about Edinburgh. Very well informed and f
Carolewood73
Carolewood73
00
Would like to do one of the other tours next time I'm in Edinburgh
Actually being in the underground rooms and the whole tour was really interesting, David our tour guide was a lovel
darreng853
darreng853
00
Dr Knox made the tour
Entertained by Dr Knox throughout the tour. Not extreme by any standards but good fun and interesting. Tour guide w
Kayleigh L
Kayleigh L
00
Informative and entertaining!
The hangman / Paul was very informative and entertaining throughout! Was also very conscientious of the party. Lind
Kikimoodu
Kikimoodu
00
Thanks John!
The graveyard and history was great. Thank you, John the scientist Napier it was fun, educational and even scary!
josievantastic
josievantastic
00
A Great Night Out
Dr. Knox was delightful. Kept me entertained the whole time. Loved the vaults, quite the experience.
jannyg
jannyg
00
£18.00 cemetery and underground vaults
The cemetery was good enjoyed it But disappointed our own fault it says 6 vaults only did 3 not enough of the unde
Jen1999247
Jen1999247
00
Spooky and hilarious
James Douglas our tour guide was excellent, he told incredible stories about Edinburgh's history while making us sc
Frequently Asked Questions about The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour


The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour price starts from S$26.40. Discover and book The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour on Tripadvisor

The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour on Tripadvisor

The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour is hosted by City of Edinburgh Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact City of Edinburgh Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour on Tripadvisor