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Free Ghost Tour
8.8 / 10
167 reviews
Well worth the trip and you can pay what you can afford
10 Debbie
  • English English
  • 1.5 hours

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 outside St Giles’ Cathedral, 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.

You name the price

At the end of the free tour we invite you to pay your guide based on your level of satisfaction, since they are exclusively paid with the visitors’ gratuities.

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. 

Price

Per person Children under 15 years
English Language Tour
Free
Free

English Language Tour

  • Per person

    Free
  • Children under 15 years

    Free

More Information

Duration

1.5 hours

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

English speaking guide expert in the sordid past of Edinburgh.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the same day (5:00 PM local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

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 still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

Yes (imperative to point out when the booking is made).

Free!

Meeting point

367 High Street

Cancellations

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