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The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour

The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour

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Edinburgh is known for its dark past, and this evening walking tour is the original one to showcase the city's historically sinister and spooky side. Discover the hidden ‘wynds’ (alleys) and closes of the Old Town as you learn their mysteries and horrors; visit the ghost-ridden Greyfriars Kirkyard; and explore the city’s underground vaults to uncover their spirits and secrets. Your tour is led by a creepily costumed guide.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Edinburgh Darkside Walking Tour: Mysteries, Murder and Legends

Edinburgh Darkside Walking Tour: Mysteries, Murder and Legends

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Journey through Edinburgh’s grisliest tales on a haunted walking tour. Experience the ghastly histories of monsters, madness, and murder that cast a dark shadow on the capital city. Discover the stories and sites of witch trials, pagan rituals, and executions, and hear about local monsters that live in urban myth. Then visit the chilling Old Calton Burial Ground or Canongate Kirkyard cemetery to learn about body-snatching and some of the infamous interred.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh

Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh

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Step off the tourist trail and explore the Scottish capital’s hidden secrets on this underground walking tour in Edinburgh. Follow a guide from the South Bridge in Edinburgh Old Town down below street level, where a series of ancient vaults lie. As you explore the dark passageways, learn why the vaults were built, hear of the poor souls who sought refuge in the depths and discover a hidden witchcraft temple. Gain insight into city life during the 18th century, and learn of the deadly diseases which threatened Edinburgh’s inhabitants.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh

Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh

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Delve into Edinburgh’s horrific history on this evening ghost bus tour. With your spooky local guide, visit the city’s most terrifying locations, haunted by infamy and restless spirits! From your seat in a double-decker vintage bus, gaze at eerie sites such as Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh Castle, Grassmarket, and the Royal Mile. Throughout the trip, hear anecdotes and facts about Edinburgh’s chilling past, replete with bloody executions, unspeakable tortures, and murder.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Fright Night Tour

Fright Night Tour

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Edinburgh’s stately streets hide a darker, more mysterious side of the city, rooted in its 18th-century slums, ‘wynds,’ (alleyways), and vaults. This 75-minute tour takes you back in time to this shadowy world, exploring dark cobbled lanes, a haunted cemetery, and underground vaults. As you explore, your costumed guide shares captivating tales of the city’s history, along with stories of ghosts, murders, crimes, and more.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Haunted Vaults walking tour in Edinburgh

Haunted Vaults walking tour in Edinburgh

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Edinburgh's underground network of vaults, which dates from the 1700s, is one of the most fascinating parts of the city to explore. To truly understand these former slum dwellings, and their dark histories, you need to explore them in the company of a guide who can provide all of the necessary context, background information and spooky stories.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Extreme Paranormal Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh

Extreme Paranormal Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh

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Not for the faint of heart, this 1.5-hour ghost tour of Edinburgh promises to deliver spine-chilling paranormal frights. Edinburgh’s brutal and bloody past has resulted in a heavily haunted present and this tour takes you to some of the city’s most haunted locations. Under the cloak of darkness, you’ll visit a graveyard and descend to the underground vaults that snake beneath the city. Hear vivid tales of torture, murder and body snatching, and enjoy a heightened atmosphere on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Small Group Edinburgh Underground Vaults Historical Walk

Small Group Edinburgh Underground Vaults Historical Walk

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Discover the Edinburgh Vaults—aka South Bridge Vaults—18th-century underground chambers that lie far below the city. On this underground walking tour with an entertaining and informative guide, hear tales of this dark and almost-forgotten place built below one of Edinburgh’s busiest thoroughfares. See evidence of excavated storage spaces, human habitation, taverns with wine vaults and more!
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Small Group Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour in Edinburgh

Small Group Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour in Edinburgh

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Ideal for those fascinated by the supernatural, this tour of Edinburgh’s underground vaults is sure to make your spine tingle. With a ghoulish guide, descend into the darkened depths of the Blair Street Vaults and hear vivid retellings of torture, murder, and body snatching. Abandon thoughts of manufactured frights and prepare to experience the sinister side of Edinburgh on this small-group tour.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Haunted Vaults and Graveyard Walking Tour in Edinburgh

Haunted Vaults and Graveyard Walking Tour in Edinburgh

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Hear hidden secrets from beyond the grave on this haunted vaults and graveyard walking tour in Edinburgh. As night falls across Scotland’s ancient capital, follow a guide through the streets and learn the mysteries of the city’s dark past. Visit venues believed to be haunted including Greyfriar's Kirkyard and the Nidry Street Vaults, and hear of the troubled souls of beggars, prostitutes and witches said to walk the city streets by night. Along the way, make sure to keep your wits about you for sightings of the un-dead.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Small Group Ghost Tour incl. Underground Vaults & free drink in Megget's Cellar
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Small Group Ghost Tour incl. Underground Vaults & free drink in Megget's Cellar

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Edinburgh is notoriously one of the most haunted places in the UK, making it a prime destination for ghost-hunters. Dare to discover the city’s dark side on this evening tour and visit the eerie Blair Street Underground Vaults, follow in the footsteps of the infamous Edinburgh Mob, then settle your nerves with a dram of Scotch whisky in Megget's Cellar.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Small Group Edinburgh Underground Vaults and Graveyard Ghost Tour

Small Group Edinburgh Underground Vaults and Graveyard Ghost Tour

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Edinburgh’s dark and desultory past means its streets are haunted by restless souls and wandering specters. This ghost tour—perfect for those fascinated by the supernatural—takes you to two of Edinburgh’s most haunted locations. Under the cloak of darkness, descend to the Blair Street vaults to explore a shadow-shrouded underground world. Visit Canongate Kirkyard, the final resting place of famous characters, and listen to gruesome tales of torture, cannibalism, and murder.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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Ghost and Gore Walking Tour of Edinburgh
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Ghost and Gore Walking Tour of Edinburgh

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Delve into Edinburgh’s ghoulish side with an 80 minute early evening walking tour of the city’s eeriest sites!  As you venture down the historic  Royal Mile you will hear tales of torture, witchcraft, plague and mayhem from your local ghoslty guide – Mr Alexander Clapperton (deceased) – a former Edinburgh cemetery director.  Learn about and meet infamous apparitions such as the Mad Monk of Cowgate, the witch Agnes Fynnie, and the wild and bloody Higlander Rhuari McLeod.  Prepare yourself for a night of good fun in the shadows!
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Edinburgh - Dark History

Edinburgh - Dark History

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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, witches, the Plague and streams of human waste. Learn about the most notorious citizens of Edinburgh and how ghost stories are born. This is not a ghost tour: we don't need costumes or people jumping from behind the corners, Edinburgh's Dark History itself is enough to make your skin crawl. And oh, how we love to share it with our visitors...
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Terror Walking Tour in Edinburgh

Terror Walking Tour in Edinburgh

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Experience spine-tingling thrills and supernatural chills on this 1.5-hour adults-only terror walking tour in Edinburgh. Take a journey along the cobbled streets of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town with a guide and delve deep into the city’s dark past. When darkness has descended on the city, explore hidden underground vaults once used to hold criminals of deepest guilt — and others — and take in top city landmarks including St Giles’ Cathedral by night. Hear of the notorious Tolbooth Prison and the troubled souls it held, and enter the terrifying torture museum.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Small Group Edinburgh Night Walking tour including Underground Vaults

Small Group Edinburgh Night Walking tour including Underground Vaults

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Explore a sinister side of Edinburgh on this late-night ghost walking tour that includes the Blair Street Vaults under South Bridge. Stroll mysterious alleyways as you listen to your guide’s grim and ghastly tales of treason and torture. Then venture underground for a candlelight tour of the 18th-century chambers and hear haunting stories of supernatural forces lingering in the city's darkest corners.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Underground City of the Dead Tour

Underground City of the Dead Tour

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Discover Edinburgh's Underground City, known as the city's most haunted location, on a tour that takes you below the streets. With a guide, you'll explore tunnels known as 'Damnation Alley' and learn about their history and ghosts.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Scotland's Dark Secrets Walking Tour
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Scotland's Dark Secrets Walking Tour

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Step into a world of the macabre on this walking tour of Edinburgh’s spookiest districts. Hear tales of the unfortunate people who lived and died here and who continue to haunt the buildings and streets. Learn about the witch trials and the ghouls who live in the castle. Listen as your engaging guide tells you about the darkest secrets of Scotland, and follow them to the eeriest places…if you dare.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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City of the Dead's Double Dead Tour

City of the Dead's Double Dead Tour

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See a different side to Edinburgh and combine the best of the underground and haunted graveyard tours on this double dead walking tour, during which you visit two of the city’s spookiest attractions: South Bridge Vaults and the Covenanter’s Prison. The latter is only accessible on City of the Dead tours and our guide provides plenty of exclusive insight you wouldn’t get on your own.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Haunted Edinburgh:

Haunted Edinburgh: "The Bloody Past" City Exploration Game

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Delve into Edinburgh's dark history with this ghost-themed independent quest through the city. Follow clues from your downloaded game to find haunted spots and hear about their chilling legacies, from Greyfriars Kirkyard to West Bow. Take in some of the city’s top sights as you learn about bloody legends and historical events, including the Great Scottish Witch Hunts, the Burke and Hare murders, George Mackenzie, and the Grey Lady.
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  • 1 hour
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City of the Dead Haunted Graveyard Tour

City of the Dead Haunted Graveyard Tour

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A city as old as Edinburgh is bound to have a few ghosts. Find out for yourself on a tour that takes you to Greyfriars Kirkyard, a.k.a. Covenanter's Prison. As you walk through this section of a 16th-century walled graveyard, you'll hear about the supernatural legend of Mackenzie Poltergeist.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
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Treasures of Edinburgh: Ghosts, Myths & Legends Private Tour
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Treasures of Edinburgh: Ghosts, Myths & Legends Private Tour

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To truly experience a city, you must deep dive into its culture, and there's no better cultural tradition to explore in Edinburgh than through its ghost tales, myths and legends. On this private tour, get a cultural awakening as you learn more about ghosts, myths and legends and why it's such a unique part of the city's character. Learn from its history to the present influence that still lingers in Edinburgh as you visit the Robert Fergusson statue, Canongate Kirkyard and more. Thanks to this cultural experience, you'll be able to see Edinburgh from a different perspective - the way the locals live it every day! Withlocals Treasures of Edinburgh Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local products and preventing over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Darkside Horror Walking Audio Tour in Edinburgh

Darkside Horror Walking Audio Tour in Edinburgh

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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 some of the most brutal parts of our past. This walk takes you from the Royal Mile to the Grassmarket and down through Greyfriars Cemetery. There are steps involved so be careful as you make your way through the old town. The audio guide on the mobile app is the best way to enjoy the tour at your own pace and be independent of a group tour. The mobile app is available on App Store and Google Play and works offline. This is not a ghost tour as such, but more a dark history tour. However, that doesn't mean you aren't in for a fright. Enjoy your party only!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Edinburgh Ghost Tour: Mysteries, Leyends and Murders

Edinburgh Ghost Tour: Mysteries, Leyends and Murders

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Learn about the alleys where the 17th century people lived in the city of Edinburgh, but especially how they died during the Black Death, and the doctors who tried to cure them with bird masks. Dicover about corpses, but about the black market of corpses from the 19th century and serial killers, William Burke and William Hare. We will visit Old Calton Cemetery and Canongate Kirkyard. We will also show you some nice views across Edinburgh whilst talking about a particularly dark chapter in the city’s history, the burning of witches and warlocks , and we will see if any of those who do this tour would have ended up on those bonfires. Learn more about Scotland’s mythical site and the Scottish faeries. All this mystery and mysticism that surrounds Edinburgh for decades attracts hundreds of tourists to the city wanting to know what happened in these centuries, are you going to miss it?
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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What people are saying about Ghost Tours in Edinburgh

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The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour
"The tour guide was absolutely fab. His expressions were the reason that this tour became even more interesting. I don't really remember the name of the guide but it probably started with Snow..."..."
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Edinburgh Darkside Walking Tour: Mysteries, Murder and Legends
"Eva’s stories! She was a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. She was engaging and her stories were very interesting!"..."
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Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh
"Wonderful story telling by Jordan. Graphic details give life to a very intersting piece of history Liked the errie feel of the chambers."..."
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Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh
"It was a good family friendly tour... But if you're looking for something scary... Probably not for you. I did thinks it was entertaining🎭.."..."
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Fright Night Tour
"John the Scientist was dope. Lots of cool things to learn and have a laugh on the tour. Keep your eyes out for ghosts 👻 👀"..."
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Haunted Vaults walking tour in Edinburgh
"Jordan (not Jonathan!!) was a fab tour guide, great story teller & generally nice guy! Very knowledgeable, very enthusiastic & made the end of our trip to Edinburgh memorable, thank you so much!"..."
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Extreme Paranormal Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh
"George “The Plague Dr” did a fantastic job. Morbid but captivating tales of the spooky history of the town. Highly recommend."..."
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Small Group Edinburgh Underground Vaults Historical Walk
"Fascinating history. Tour was informative and engaging. Would not have known about this aspect of Edinburgh if not for the tour."..."
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Small Group Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour in Edinburgh
"Fay was an engaging and entertaining guide for the underground vaults ghost tour. We were captivated the entire time!"..."
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Haunted Vaults and Graveyard Walking Tour in Edinburgh
"Josh our tour guide was absolutely excellent in his story telling and made it such a memorable trip! Thank you so much!!"..."
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Small Group Ghost Tour incl. Underground Vaults & free drink in Megget's Cellar
"Our guide Steve was fantastic. He was engaging and told wonderful stories over the course of two hours."..."
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Small Group Edinburgh Underground Vaults and Graveyard Ghost Tour
"What an awesome tour! We booked this one on a whim and we were both so glad we did. The tour guide was really nice, and we got some interesting information about the chambers even though it was a ghost tour. Would definitely recommend!"..."
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Ghost and Gore Walking Tour of Edinburgh
"Mom with 10 years old girl. My girl loves the tour. She keep laughing every minute. She wants to join again if she has a chance."..."
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Edinburgh - Dark History
"The guide) and the stories. Please stop asking for more text writing I am not going to do the spoiler"..."
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Terror Walking Tour in Edinburgh
"Darren was our guide; very funny and spooked us a few times. We learned a lot about Scotland’s dark history."..."
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Small Group Edinburgh Night Walking tour including Underground Vaults
"Storyteller was great! Would have liked to hear a bit more about the history of the vaults, but experience was great!"..."
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Underground City of the Dead Tour
"A very well organized and entertaining tour. Heather did an amazing job portraying the history of Edinburgh and what it was like to live in the vaults"..."
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City of the Dead's Double Dead Tour
"Our guide Charlie, was very entertaining and informative. We had a great time! The history us fascinating."..."
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City of the Dead Haunted Graveyard Tour
"Storytelling was fantastic!!! Our guide was a great host!! Great information about haunted Edinburgh!!"..."
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Treasures of Edinburgh: Ghosts, Myths & Legends Private Tour
"We really enjoyed this tour, the personal touch and information made the experience so much better. Our tour guide, Svend, did an outstanding job. He is gifted story teller and would recommend him to anyone. Very personable and genuinely nice."..."
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Darkside Horror Walking Audio Tour in Edinburgh
"It was really fun. We tripped during the night and It helped us to get into the mood. Storytelling was simple and educated. Interactivity was also provide great experience."..."
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