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Fright Night Tour provided by City of Edinburgh Tours

Fright Night Tour
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About
See a different side of Edinburgh on this ghost tour of the city's medieval Old Town. Discover hidden alleyways and lanes as your guide (in period costume) recounts sinister tales of the city's dark past, with stories of murderers, witches, and grave robbers. Visit a reportedly haunted graveyard and go underground to the South Bridge Vaults where people once lived and worked—and, more gruesomely, bodysnatchers stole corpses.
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
  • Get a different perspective on a Edinburgh’s history
  • Discover parts of Old Town overlooked by most tourists
  • Hear captivating tales from your guide, dressed in period costume
  • Visit hidden chambers inside South Bridge's arches
What to expect
  • Your tour begins on Old Town's Royal Mile in Edinburgh, where you meet your guide, dressed as one of the city's notorious characters. Follow your guide and hear the dark secrets of Old Town as you head down the lanes and narrow wynds (alleyways) that were once the heart of Edinburgh's slums. Discover the true stories of the people who lived in these cramped quarters, as well as mysteries that persist to this day. Walk through a graveyard that is believed to be haunted and examine what’s written on the gravestones. Next, go deep underground into some of the vaults that made up an underworld city in 18th-century Edinburgh. Your guide returns you street level where your tour concludes back on the Royal Mile.
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
  • Get a different perspective on a Edinburgh’s history
  • Discover parts of Old Town overlooked by most tourists
  • Hear captivating tales from your guide, dressed in period costume
  • Visit hidden chambers inside South Bridge's arches
What to expect
  • Your tour begins on Old Town's Royal Mile in Edinburgh, where you meet your guide, dressed as one of the city's notorious characters. Follow your guide and hear the dark secrets of Old Town as you head down the lanes and narrow wynds (alleyways) that were once the heart of Edinburgh's slums. Discover the true stories of the people who lived in these cramped quarters, as well as mysteries that persist to this day. Walk through a graveyard that is believed to be haunted and examine what’s written on the gravestones. Next, go deep underground into some of the vaults that made up an underworld city in 18th-century Edinburgh. Your guide returns you street level where your tour concludes back on the Royal Mile.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 36194P6
Call +65 6670 9674
Important information
Inclusions
  • 75 minute tour of the Old Town, Greyfriars Kirkyard and the South Bridge vaults.
  • Led by a guide in period costume playing a real historical character.
  • Learn more about the gruesome history of Edinburgh’s Old Town.
  • Marvel at the darkened Gothic splendour of Greyfriars Kirkyard.
  • Descend into the South Bridge vaults and discover their secrets.
  • All stories are based on actual individuals and events.
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Mile
Exclusions
  • None
Duration
1h 15m
Departure details
  • 124 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK City of Edinburgh Tours Old Police Box, 9 hunter Square, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1QS, UK Edit
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • 75 minute tour of the Old Town, Greyfriars Kirkyard and the South Bridge vaults.
  • Led by a guide in period costume playing a real historical character.
  • Learn more about the gruesome history of Edinburgh’s Old Town.
  • Marvel at the darkened Gothic splendour of Greyfriars Kirkyard.
  • Descend into the South Bridge vaults and discover their secrets.
  • All stories are based on actual individuals and events.
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Mile
Exclusions
  • None
Departure details
  • 124 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK City of Edinburgh Tours Old Police Box, 9 hunter Square, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1QS, UK Edit
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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    124 High St
    124 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK
    City of Edinburgh Tours Old Police Box, 9 hunter Square, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1QS, UK Edit
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    Royal Mile
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
    Visit Edinburgh's most famous haunted locations Explore the world's most haunted graveyard Escape the streets above into the depths below, where nobody can hear you scream...
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Plam
1 contribution
Really fun experience
Oct 2021 • Couples
Wonderful experience especially if it's your first time in Edinburgh! Our tour guide was Alexander the hang man, and he made it even spookier than it was! Really enjoyable and fun!
Written 20 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

James M
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Amazing experience
Oct 2021 • Couples
Dr Knox was an amazing guide!! A true entertainer with horrible history tales of Edinburgh and it’s not so glamorous past!!

Made our night!! Would highly recommend
Written 19 October 2021
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Niko R
3 contributions
Best Tour
Oct 2021 • Couples
A MUST DO ACTIVITY IF YOU’RE VISITING EDINBURGH.

Dr Knox was an excellent tour guide, combing a perfect balance of humour, history and story telling.

My girlfriend even fell in love with him. 5 Stars
Written 19 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lucia
Brighton and Hove, UK2 contributions
What a guide !!
Oct 2021 • Couples
Fright night with Dr Knox was the funniest and most coolest ghost tour. The way he mixed all the amazing information with jokes, encouraging people to participate and creating a real comfortable environment (for a tour in a graveyard, that’s quite cool ) .

If I knew this amazing guide and actor was guiding other tours, i would join all of them.

Niko & Lucia
Written 19 October 2021
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Daniel K
2 contributions
Fantastic tour if you like humour & history ! DR knox is some guy
Oct 2021 • Friends
Dr Knox was a fabulous host... perfect mix of historic facts and humour! Such a good vibe the whole way through the tour....really good night well worth the money paid! Interesting - funny- a must have if your doing a trip in Edinburgh
Written 18 October 2021
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Kez mason
5 contributions
Amazing tour with The Hangman!
Oct 2021 • Family
This tour was made amazing by the amazing guide 'The Hangman' he was very accommodating for everyone. I have disabilities which means unfortunately I cant walk very fast or very far, I was worried about going on this tour for this exact reason. The Hang Man helped set a pace that I could manage and made sure to check that I was doing ok. He was also very interactive with everyone and made the experience amazing as a whole. I would definitely recommend going on a tour with him as your guide as he is amazing at what he does! Thank you so much to The Hang man for an amazing experience with my husband and 2 kids. My son Elric is on the spectrum and was so interested in everything thay was being said was nice to see him so focused. Would definitely go again!
Written 18 October 2021
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Rose
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK1 contribution
Brilliant way to spend an evening
Brilliant way to spend an evening. Loved learning about the history from our brilliant tour guide Jessie and even had a couple of spooky encounters along the way! A lot of fun on a Friday evening
Written 15 October 2021
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Claire T
59 contributions
The Hangman!
Oct 2021 • Couples
Took a tour with The Hangman which was very insightful and wonderfully entertaining. Would recommend to couples and families looking for a funny yet informative ghost walk!
Written 12 October 2021
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Natalie Kwiecinska
Linlithgow, UK2 contributions
I think I am falling in love with Dr Knox
Oct 2021 • Friends
Dr Knox.. so amazing... so incredible..

I highly recommend taking a walk through the streets of Edinburgh's Old Town with Dr Robert Knox (Joe) you will fall in love..... & with the city.
Joe is a wonderful performer who brought the scares, laughs & the character to life!! An engaging evening that kept us very entertained throughout! An awesome way to spend a Sunday night! Pop along & see Joe's massive talent for walking backwards!
Written 11 October 2021
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Doodle
1 contribution
Lots of fun, best after a couple.of drinks ;)
Oct 2021 • Friends
Hellish Nell was excellent! Really fun and informative and spooktacular... Definitely more fun after a couple of drinks ;)
Written 10 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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scottishtourist1976
scottishtourist1976
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Just brilliant!
I booked this tour for me and my kids, aged 14 and 11. Perfectly pitched for everyone, not much walking, and the t
RossCann07
RossCann07
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Overall it was great
Dr. Knox was a very nice gentleman, he made the whole experience more enjoyable, he was really funny. - Ross
Querkyt
Querkyt
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Chilling.
Just done a chilling tour with the hangman it was a cold night and very entertaining Knock Knock thanks Paul.
kennethmO8049WU
kennethmO8049WU
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Tuesday ghost walk
Agnes was very knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting. Got to see bits off Edinburgh not usually seen
S5653JVdebbiec
S5653JVdebbiec
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Do it
Funny, informative and spooky. Keep good walking shoes on and prepare yourself for some gruesome tales
AndrewM_Leicester
AndrewM_Leicester
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Great short walking tour of some old, some gory, and some ghostly bits of history!
Great guide (Agnes) was interesting and informative and had to work a little harder to entertain us in a small grou
AllanK655
AllanK655
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A fantastic ghost tour that goes the extra mile thanks to brilliant hosts
We had an amazing time today, we took our 6 year old son with us and our fantastic host, Agnes, was really engaging
Travel269813
Travel269813
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Really good tour with Agnes! BOOK ON IMMEDIATELY
Just back from a tour with Agnes - excellent, fun, thrilling and informative. Really good night spent out with the
C2386SWjudithw
C2386SWjudithw
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Great for local history and those who like a little gore.
Jessie our guide was very knowledgeable, even managed to stay cheerful in the miserable weather. Loved all the loc
M4378MJyvonnew
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The hangman was amazing. Our tour was excellent. Justbthe right amount of walking and very informative
chloecG1288CC
chloecG1288CC
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Informative, Fun & Entertaining experience with passionate tour guides who bring Edinburgh's History alive!
A Very interesting and entertaining tour! Our tour guide 'The Hangman' was funny and his extensive knowledge of Edi
Q2859AAjessicad
Q2859AAjessicad
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Gals, ghosties and great enjoyment
Myself and a friend did the 9:15 tour for added spookiness and it did not disappoint! Our guide, the Hangman, spoke
terimc98
terimc98
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Thrilling Interesting Tour
The body snatcher Andrew was a really great host on our ghost tour. It was a great experience and really interestin
46lou
46lou
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Fantastic ghost tour ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
What a fantastic tour even with the miserable drizzling rain ! . Agnes was brilliant , thoroughly entertaining thro
DanG2499
DanG2499
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Dr Knox - Best Tour Guide Ever
We had Dr Knox as a guide for the world famous underground ghost tour of Edinburgh. He was the best tour guide I've
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