Edinburgh: Evening Underground Ghost Tour

Edinburgh: Evening Underground Ghost Tour

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Discover the chambers beneath the streets of Edinburgh at the Edinburgh Vaults. Hear true tales of murder and witchcraft on a spooky ghost tour of the Old Town. Visit Greyfriars Kirkyard, and venture down some of the small alleys off the Royal Mile.

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Duration 75 minutes
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  • Explore the Edinburgh Vaults beneath the city's streets
  • Hear tales of torture and the serial killers Burke and Hare
  • Visit the most haunted graveyard in Edinburgh
  • Learn the stories of some of the city's most notorious characters
  • Experience weird sensations and hear strange noises in the dark!
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Experience the world's most haunted city on a ghost tour of Edinburgh and be spooked by one of the city's most infamous sons as they lead you around the dark side of the Old Town. Discover the hidden wynds (alleys) off the Royal Mile and hear some of Edinburgh’s horrifying secrets. Then, visit what is regarded as the most haunted graveyard in the world at "Greyfriars Kirkyard." Finally, go deep underground and explore the Edinburgh Vaults beneath the streets. Completed in 1788, the series of chambers were used to house taverns and as storage space for illicit material, including the bodies of people killed by serial killers Burke and Hare for their medical experiments. Journey through over 400 years of history and hear terrifying true tales of hangings, torture, murders and witchcraft. Shiver at the weird noises and unexplained smells that make an appearance after dark! 
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  • Entrance to the Edinburgh Vaults
    Covid-19 precautions
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    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
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    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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      Old Police Box, Royal Mile

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      Great tour! Our guide was Alexander Cockburn - he was knowledgeable, funny and entertaining to say the least! Unfortunately due to the covid lockdown when we visited, we weren't able to go to the underground vaults. However we received a voucher for the next time we visit Edinburgh. Would recommend to all visitors - believers and non-believers!

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      October 18, 2020

      What an amazing tour John the witch Hunter attention to detail was captivating from start to finish as this was our first tour of Edinburgh the welcome was warming for tourists visiting Edinburgh from any part of the world we would highly recommend John as your local tour guide a true credit to Edinburgh and the history of our nations capital

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      October 4, 2020

      Great little tour! Even if you don’t believe in ghosts. Our guide Dr.Knox was fab! Hilarious, informative and good at telling spooky stories. Tips would be to wear comfy shoes and don’t let on that you’re afraid of the dark. The ghosts can tell.. (We’d been in Edinburgh for 1.5days so had already walked to most of the sites ourselves, I reckon this tour would be perfect to do on your first night in Edinburgh to get a better intro to the city from a local, creepy guide )

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      September 29, 2020

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