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Overall rating
4.5 / 5
based on 2,149 reviews

A spectacularly spine chilling and informative walking tour.

This was an eye opener! Our tour guide was fantastic, extremely knowledgeable and very entertaining. He had a red beard and pony tail. I should have remembered his name but it’s not my strongest character trait. We walked through cemeteries and learned about some of the very unsavory practices that went on years ago. We Also learned the origins of many sayings... such as ‘A stiff drink’ and the ‘The Graveyard Shift’. We then walked uphill to a magnificent view of the city and learned about the persecution of many ‘accused’ witches. I would not have faired well having both red hair and a large birthmark on my back. A very scary thought indeed. We then saw some unfinished architecture (which I preferred that way). Our tour guide was FANTASTIC! It was a throwback of yesteryear in the Old Town of Edinburgh. I highly recommend this tour..,, just wear your walking shoes!

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Brilliantly spooky fun, a must if you visit Edinburgh.

So glad I booked this tour. Great fun led by a very knowledgeable guide who worked both floors of the bus really well. The bus itself really looks the part and adds to the whole ecperience. Education, storytelling and comedy all rolled into one. I will definitely do this again next time I visit.

Comedy Horror Show: Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tour Reviewed by

What a great way to spend our last night in Edinburgh!

We were lucky enough to have a clear night and perfect...if cold...weather for this wonderfully entertaining night time walk on the dark side of Edinburgh. Especially enjoyed the view over the city from the top of Calton Hill. Our guide, Keith, was funny and knowledgeable

Edinburgh: The Dark Side Walking Tour Reviewed by

Very entertaining walk through Edinburgh’s past

We had great fun with our guide Greg. His historical knowledge and entertaining story telling was top notch. We visited places in Edinburgh we would probably never have known about and in doing so learnt more about this great cities history.

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Entertaining and informative plus a good stretch of the legs.

The walk was highly entertaining and included some gruesome bits of history and encompassed both the old city and the new. Our guide was well informed and related the tales with enthusiasm.

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