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Small Group Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour in Edinburgh with Private Option

clock 1 hour 15 minutes
  • A ghostly guided walking tour of Edinburgh's Old Town.
  • Move from street level down into the underground vaults. Read more
  • Learn Edinburgh's dark history from an English speaking guide and master storyteller.
  • What You'll Do:

  • Walk the streets of Edinburgh on a ghostly guided tour.
  • Listen to gruesome tales of torture and murder from your storyteller guide.
  • See a hidden side of Edinburgh as you move from the old cobbled streets down underground to the vaults.
  • What It Includes:

  • A 1 hour guided walking tour.
  • Entrance to Edinburgh's underground vaults.
  • The dark history of Edinburgh as told by an English-speaking guide.
  • Travellers Talk:

  • A Very scary but enjoyable experience.
  • A great way to experience Edinburgh's history!
  • A Fascinating tour by a fantastic tour guide
  • Is It Right:

  • If you love giving yourself a scare and enjoy horror stories, this is the tour for you. It's equally good for those who love history, especially dark history!
  • This is a walking tour so you need to be reasonably fit.
  • Tours are not suitable for under 5's and the night tours are for adults only.
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Ghost and Gore Walking Tour of Edinburgh

clock 1 hour 20 minutes
  • A tour where you'll hear some of the spookiest tales of Edinburgh's characters.
  • It is going to reveal the darkness hidden in Edinburgh and will be hosted by a deceased cemetery director; Mr. Clapperton. Read more
  • It includes tales of invasions, witchcraft, executions, and punishments.
  • What You'll Do:

  • Learn about Edinburgh's ghostly side from the deceased cemetery director.
  • Enjoy a good number of laughs and a few frights.
  • Enjoy a tour that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
  • What It Includes:

  • Professional ghostly guide.
  • A copy of best-seller Witchery Tales by Adam Lyal.
  • Live tour guides and booklets are available in English.
  • Travellers Talk:

  • Fantastic tour that manages to surpass all expectations with the amount of thrill it offers.
  • Mr. Clapperton keeps everyone informed of what's going on and makes sure that everything is interesting.
  • Is It Right:

    Anyone who enjoys a little horror should be part of the next tour.
  • This tour always finds a way to surpass expectations.
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Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh

clock 1 hour
  • A thoroughly entertaining ghostly experience!
  • A theatrical ghost bus ride & walking tour through Edinburgh's most haunted places Read more
  • Ghost stories galore to send shivers up your spine!
  • What You'll Do:

  • Ride the only spooky black bus that survives from the Necropolis Bus Company.
  • Learn about the grave robbers, plague victims, and ghosts of Edinburgh.
  • Walk in the graveyards with your spooky storytelling conductor.
  • What It Includes:

  • Bus ride on a black vintage route master bus.
  • Commentary in English.
  • A theatrical walking tour.
  • Travellers Talk:

  • What an entertainment!!!! Loved it loved it loved it....So much fun and information at the same time.
  • Mr Volvo was hysterical. Great tour. Enjoyable time
  • It was amazing, from the minute we stepped on the bus until the end!
  • Is It Right:

  • If you want fun and laughter mixed with spine-tingling thrills, this is a tour for you.
  • Good for those looking for an evening of fun.
  • Not recommended for younger kids or those who hate horror stories!
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Haunted Vaults and Graveyard Walking Tour in Edinburgh

clock 1 hour 30 minutes
  • It takes to under the streets of Edinburgh to listen to the gory stories on a tour of Auld Reekie.
  • It takes passengers to landmark sites and famous locations such as the infamous stone circle vault and a nasty torture exhibition. Read more
  • A 75-minute tour of Edinburgh to find out the darkest and most frightening stories to have ever existed about the city.
  • What You'll Do:

  • Take an exploratory trip above and below the Royal Mile.
  • Visit a torture exhibition and learn how some historic torture items were used.
  • Learn how people lived in the wynds and closes during ancient days.
  • What It Includes:

  • Access to a torture exhibition.
  • A visit to the vaults underneath Edinburgh's South Bridge.
  • A visit to the torture exhibition.
  • Travellers Talk:

  • The tour was exciting and managed to intrigued everyone who presents the dark and Gothic stories.
  • The information given on the tour was dark and enlightening.
  • Is It Right:

  • It teaches detailed history on the grisly past of Edinburgh.
  • It can be considered as a way to visit the past of Edinburgh once more.
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Private Edinburgh Ghost Tour: The Bloody Past Exploration Game

clock 1 hour
  • Embark on a haunted Edinburgh tour where you will follow clues to discover striking places and local stories.

    Play the role of a devilish staff on this spine-tingling walking tour, which takes you on a journey through some of the city’s most haunted places, including Greyfriars Kirkyard, the site of the Nor’ Loch and West Bow....Read more

2 Hours Ghost Tour - English Tour Guide

clock 2 hours
  • Follow your guide through the narrow streets of Edinburgh to hear about the city's chilling history of ghosts, murderers and witch hunts.
    • Discover stories of witch hunts, murderers and ghosts
    • Wander the narrow city streets at nightfall with a Spanish guide
    • Visit a cemetery famous for its high levels of paranormal...Read more

Private Edinburgh Dark History Tour - Auld Reekie After Hours

clock 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Plague and pestilence, corpses and curses, hauntings and hellfire - let's face it, Scottish history is not for the feint hearted. On this evening walk down the eerie closes of the Old Town we will unveil the unsavoury side of Edinburgh's past. You have been warned!

    Our tours are private, with customisable content, duration and routes, so we...Read more

Edinburgh's Myths & Legends by Night Private Tour

clock 2 hours
  • Beyond Edinburgh’s awe-inspiring gothic architecture and medieval charm lies a long history riddled with stories of hope as well as dark and depressing periods. Get to know the famous and notorious people who have left their marks in Edinburgh and discover how locals used to live centuries ago. Explore hidden sites and secret paths, and witness...Read more

Edinburgh - Dark History

clock 2 hours
  • Ah, Edinburgh! They don't call it "The Jekyll & Hyde City" for nothing. During the day, a respectable figure, with its astonishing architecture and wondrous history. But when the sun sets, it tells an entirely different story...

    Hear all about the darker history of Edinburgh: murderers, thieves, cannibals, hangings and decapitations,...Read more

Edinburgh Old Town

clock 2 hours
  • Cramond City Tours is comprised of communicators eager to turn the experience into more than just a history lesson. Years working in different media have brought us to make communication our strong...Read more

New Town tour

clock 2 hours
  • Cramond City Tours is comprised of communicators eager to turn the experience into more than just a history lesson. Years working in different media have brought us to make communication our strong...Read more

Small-Group Tour in Edinburgh Ghosts and Horrors

clock 1 hour
  • You can join either a group, or make your tour extra special by booking an exclusive, private tour


    I willl be wearing a face mask from start to finish. Hand sanitzer will be available for all.

    This provides a safer tour for you in Cornavirus times.

    You will explore specific...Read more

Private Edinburgh Ghosts and Horrors Tour

clock 1 hour
  • ENJOY....

    You will explore specific locations in the Old Town that can be difficult to find.

    You will learn of a sensational Royal murder and the brutal legacy of the Edinburgh Plague!

    In Greyfriars I will reveal the dark secrets of various locations within the kirkyard you would most probably otherwise never know...Read more

Small Group Edinburgh Night Walking incl. Underground Vaults with Private Option

clock 1 hour
  • Small, personal 5 star group tour with a maximum of 18 people.

    Explore the grim and ghastly side of Edinburgh on a ghost walking tour with exclusive visit to Blair Street Underground Vaults. From fiendish plots that led to treason and torture, to secret lives lingering in the darkest corners of the city. Join this late-night ghost walking...Read more

Small Group Ghost Tour incl. Underground Vaults & free drink in Megget's Cellar

clock 2 hours
  • Small, personal 5 star group tour with a maximum of 18 people.

    Hear stories of blood, guts and gore in the Old Town in Edinburgh from your award-winning storyteller. Sip a Scotch whisky in a candlelit cellar to warm the heart as you spend 2-hours examining the darker side of history on this guided...Read more

Small Group Edinburgh Underground and Graveyard Ghost Tour with Private Option

clock 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Small, personal 5 star group tour with a maximum of 18 people.

    Explore the Blair Street Underground Vaults and the Canongate graveyard
    Hear of infamous murderers and cursed souls and delve into the terror of the city’s gruesome...Read more

Darkside Horror Walking Audio Tour in Edinburgh

clock 1 hour 30 minutes
  • The mobile app helps you explore a horrid and brutal past of Edinburgh with a private audio tour (included). The audio tour has clean navigation, filled with exciting stories from professional guides.

    The Edinburgh Horror walk will take you around the old town of Edinburgh to explore the twisting closes and streets that have played host to...Read more

Guided Walking Tour of Edinburgh Old Town

clock 1 hour
  • Explore the famous landmarks and hidden secrets of the Edinburgh Old Town on this walking tour by an Edinburgh native. We will walk through Edinburgh’s historic streets and gain a unique insight into famous individuals who have called the city home.

    During the daytime Heritage Tour we will explore some of the famous tales of Edinburgh...Read more

Private Harry Potter Walking Tour in Edinburgh

clock 2 hours
  • Did you know that Voldemort has a grave in Edinburgh cemetery? Or that the Patronus of James Potter comes from a Scottish legend? When she wrote Harry Potter, JK Rowling had just moved to Edinburgh and was inspired by everything she saw around her.

    During this private tour, you will follow her footsteps and discover more of the behind the...Read more

Private Sherlock Holmes and Edinburgh Mystery Tour

clock 2 hours
  • What brought Conan Doyle to invent Sherlock Holmes? How did Edinburgh influence the famous detective? Did you know that the Sherlock's deductive process was based on Conan Doyle's medical studies at Surgeons' Hall? During this tour, you will become Watson and try to solve the biggest mystery of all: the detective...Read more

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