Ghost tours in Edinburgh
ghost tour guide inviting visitors to join his tour
gravestone at Greyfriar's Kirk
'Mad Monk' holds a lantern outside St Giles Cathedral
Edinburgh boasts a rich history filled with stories of ghosts and ghouls and it is a great place to experience a mysterious underworld.
Step into spectacular candlelit underground vaults on a Mercat Tour, witness the true conditions and learn about the trades which took place here. You can choose from purely historical tours which provide a fascinating insight into the city's past to those which take a more light-hearted approach. You can also learn the dark secrets of the city on overground tours.
City of the Dead
From the City of the Dead Haunted Graveyard tour to the Underground City of the Dead, you can enjoy wild and humorous stories as you encounter the famed Mackenzie Poltergeist or take a walk through the aptly named Damnation Alley. These tours are not for the fainthearted.
Auld Reekie was the Victorian nickname for the city of Edinburgh, formerly used by locals when the air was heavy with smoke and smog clung to the buildings. Hear tales of witch trials on the Terror Tour and experience the torture museum. Or why not embark on an evening of ghosthunting with paranormal investigators?
The Cadies and Witchery Tours
Tour the city of Edinburgh with a ghost for a truly entertaining experience. Tales from the past are brought to life by the character of the deceased Adam Lyal and people of all ages can join him on a journey through the old closes and wynds of the Old Town.
Edinburgh also has the Real Mary King's Close, another spooky thing to do in the city.
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Edinburgh and the Lothians sits on the eastern side of Scotland's central belt, in the heart of the country.