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Explore the darkest secrets of Edinburgh and its legendary ghosts on a 1.5-hour free walking tour of the city at nighttime.

Explore the darkest secrets of Edinburgh and its legendary ghosts on a 1.5-hour free walking tour of the city at nighttime.

Itinerary

When the night has fallen, greet your guide along the Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh, and set off on an unforgettable tour.

Wander along the dark closes (Scottish word for alleyways) and dimly lit cobbled streets as your local guide reveals the city’s macabre and sordid past. Feel the goosebumps spread through your body as you learn about the most frightening poltergeists and their victims.

Tour the numerous cursed locations right in the city center and then head to a graveyard, where you will hear tales of bodysnatchers and the most vengeful witches.

By the end of the tour you will have found out why Edinburgh is considered one of the terrifying paranormal destinations.

Important information

  • Children are welcome to join this Free Ghost Tour, however the content of the tour can include topics such as torture, cannibalism, incest, murder and other sensitive topics. 
  • If you’re traveling with over 14 people, please book a private tour. Groups of over 14 people will not be allowed to participate in this free ghost tour. 
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Price

Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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Duration

1 hour 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English speaking guide expert in the sordid past of Edinburgh.

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Only some areas are accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

The show represents local culture.

No printing of documentation required.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

Has a gender equality policy.

Promotes local employment.

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Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Free!

Meeting point

351 High St (Royal Mile), opposite St. Giles' Cathedral holding a black umbrella

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