1. United Kingdom
  2. Scotland
  3. Edinburgh
  4. Royal Mile

Edinburgh: Underground and Haunted Graveyard Tour

Product ID: 210306
Experience the only tour that enters the Underground Vaults and the Covenanter's Prison, two of the world’s most haunted locations. After this bone-chilling experience, you will be more than happy to find out that your tour finishes next to a pub.
About this activity
Duration: 115 minutes
Starting times 8:00 PM, 10:00 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Tour the Underground Vaults
  • Experience Greyfrairs Graveyard
  • Hear the story of the Mackenzie Poltergeist
  • Listen to stories of horror and humor from your guide
Full description
Experience the worst of both possible worlds on a tour that goes into both the South Bridge Vaults and the Covenanter’s Prison in Greyfriars. These are two of the world’s most haunted locations, so if you survive this one and you’ll need a couple of stiff drinks, which works out in the end, as your tour finishes next to a bar.

Researched and designed by best-selling historical author and award winning novelist J A Henderson, these walks combine the weirdest stories, wickedest humor, and the wildest history. Having one multiple awards, this tour proves good doesn't always triumph over evil!
  • The Mackenzie Poltergeist
  • South Bridge Vaults
  • Greyfriars Graveyard
  • Covenanters Prison

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Meeting point

Tree of the Dead (a lime tree with a City of the Dead plaque) next to Giles' Cathedral on Edinburgh's Royal Mile, EH1 1RE

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• The Mackenzie Poltergeist and South Bridge Entity tours can cause genuine physical and mental distress, you join this tour at your own risk
• This tour is not suitable for under 12s, pregnant women, or anyone with a heart condition or difficulty walking
• Anyone under the influence will be turned away
• No stag or hen parties are permitted
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 58 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Excellent ghost tour

Full of information. Perfect way to discover Edinburgh, even in the dark. The host was incredible, even with the spooky laugh. Kept everyone laughing and made sure we were safe in the vaults and graveyard. Would definitely recommend to anyone and would do it again when I come back to Edinburgh. Thank you for a spooky night.

October 13, 2019

Atmospheric, informative and (above all) very creepy! During this tour you visit places to which the organizers have exclusive access - for example that part of the Greyfriar's Kirkyard where the famous MacKenzie poltergeist is supposed to deal. Usually it is blocked. Our tour guide Kev obviously enjoyed his cause and during the good 2-hour tour not only told the obligatory horror stories, but also about his own experiences, which he had gathered as a tourist guide down there in the dark vaults over the years. When suddenly there was a really dull knocking and even footsteps (the origin is simply left open), everyone - including the guide - just held their breath ... So: great fun, an exclusive look at some of the darkest stories this great city ... and there's ghosts on top of that. What more do you want!? ;-)

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October 9, 2019

We heard a lot about the history of the city which was very interesting. We didn't think it was exciting or scary.

February 21, 2020

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Product ID: 210306