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Edinburgh Famous Underground Ghost Tour

  • 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
Edinburgh Famous Underground Ghost Tour
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Edinburgh Famous Underground Ghost Tour
From US$13.50
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.
What to Expect
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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Reviewed 4 days ago
Very cool experience!! Not underground for very long but its ok.

We really enjoyed this! Our tour guide was funny and was full of "fun facts" about the area and history of Edinburgh. My only disappointment was that we were only "underground" for a short time and it was just in one vault. I still found...More

Thank Ana P
Reviewed 6 days ago
We Loved It!!

Highly recommend this tour. Great people....love to give you a fright but at the same time one is learning true history and having fun with it.

Thank rafusela
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
very disappointed

We were very disappointed by this tour. Of the 75 minute total, we were underground for only 15 minutes in two tiny little rooms, which certainly did not constitute a tunnel. The guide, "Captain Porteus" angrily scolded those who tried to light their footing in...More

1  Thank TMB-NJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great fun and good people

I was just walking by and took a chance on this tour and I'm glad I did! My tour was lead by the guide playing Dr. Knox and he really did a great job. He nearly acted out everything complete with stumbles and jokes. This...More

Thank kristinvic2ria
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Interesting tour

We did this tour on the spur of the moment and it was very good. Our guide wasHalf hanged Maggie (Amy) she was very knowledgeable and very warm and friendly. It was good value and i would reccommend it.

Thank Michael B
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James C
April 29, 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
April 21, 2018|
Response from kristinvic2ria | Reviewed this property |
I'd recommend against it if stairs are an issue for you. The walk through the square and cemetery are fine but going into the vaults involves a spiral staircase and a bit of uneven footing once down there.