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Your tour begins at Hunter Square on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, where you meet your guide and set off on foot to explore the city’s Old Town.

Stroll through Edinburgh’s cobbled alleys (wynds), hidden closes, and courtyards while you learn about hauntings, crimes, and mysteries from your guide.

Next, descend into the city’s underground vaults, located beneath the historic South Bridge. Explore the dark chambers, listen to eerie ghost stories, and watch through a section of glass roof as pedestrians walk unknowingly overhead.

Your tour ends in Old Town, where your guide departs.
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Edinburgh Old Town
Royal Mile
City of Edinburgh Tours
Explore the storied history of Edinburgh’s Old Town on this ghost-themed walking tour, during which you can see sites linked to hauntings and murders, descend into the South Bridge vaults, and stroll through the city’s cobbled alleys. Your guide, dressed in period costume, will provide informative narration throughout the tour, which departs in the early afternoon for a family-friendly atmosphere.
  • Stroll through Old Town and explore the South Bridge vaults
  • Learn about hauntings, murders, and city history
  • Fully narrated by a guide in period costume
  • Early afternoon departure for a family-friendly atmosphere
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Next Time, Haunted!

Had a great time touring the Vaults and down the Royal Mile; with our guide, Hazel. Hearing old stories of its history and the scoundrels, rouges and their interesting part in their demise. Love to join the ghost tour, next time.

Thank Fionna B
Remmy F, Guest Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Fiona, very good to hear you enjoyed the history tour and we would love to have you back for a spooky one!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DR Bell

Although the guide was knowledgeable, we felt a little disappointed with our tour, it was more historical than scary and people that had not paid and were not wearing issued badges joined the tour without being challenged by the guide.More

Thank eric h
Remmy F, Guest Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Eric, thank you for your feedback. I am very sorry you were disappointed with the experience, but I should say that the afternoon tours are always a mix of historical and spooky. We can assure you that nobody who did not pay gained access...More

Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile
Interesting tour and great value for a family.

We really enjoyed our tour with Major Weir. Perfect mix of history and spooky tales. Our boys aged 8, 11 and 13 all loved it. Would highly recommend!

Thank Emselb77
Remmy F, Guest Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Hello, thank you so much for the review and the brilliant photos! We are very happy you and the kids enjoyed it. Major Weir is definitely a family favourite.

Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile
Excellent Tour

Just finished our tour with John (Thomas Weir). Absolutely loved the tour. Interesting history and tales of poor souls of Edinburgh. I would recommend thus tour to families of older children.

Thank Tari F
Remmy F, Guest Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thank you for your review Tari, we are glad you enjoyed it! John is one of our most popular guides and he never fails to deliver. We'd be happy to see you again any time.

Reviewed 28 June 2018
Maggie Dickson (aka..Amy)

Took the 5:15 tour this Monday, and had a great time. Our tour guide was the lovely Amy and I found her to be very kind, knowledgable and had lots of interesting facts about Edinburgh, so even as a local I felt like a learnt...More

Thank Ruth C
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