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Ghost and Torture Tour in Edinburgh

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    Your tour is an adventurous journey into Edinburgh’s dark history. Not for the faint hearted, you will hear what happened to those accused of witchcraft, those thrown into prison for not paying their taxes, and those that perhaps still stalk the streets today...

    What happened during the burning times? Where are the victims of the great plague buried? Closer than you think! Join your experienced costumed guide as you walk through the Old Town.

    Following this is included free and guided access to the suppliers grimly fascinating Torture Museum! Understand what punishment could be gained for common crimes or even no crime at all... Ask your guide what their favorite item is! There are instruments from all over Europe from the late 1500’s and early 1600’s.

    Finally enter our underground network of vaults, famously filling the subterranean arches of Edinburgh's South Bridge, still in their original condition and lit by candlelight. Stalactites and stalagmites line the caverns and each stone, if it could speak, would echo with some of old Edinburgh’s bloodiest and cruel history.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Easy to find meeting point for tour to begin. Very interesting history and information on Edinburgh whilst walking to the Vaults. Great talk on the torture collection in the building prior to entering the vaults. Fun but creepy information from the tour guide. Very scary...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Kirsty Y
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    My 12 year old brother and I really enjoy doing ghost tours most places we visit, and this has definitely been the best one! Our guide Ewan was excellent as he made everyone in the small group participate, told horror tales with enthusiasm and definitely...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank mahnoorahmed
    Reviewed 30 June 2019

    Good fun and Ewan, our tour guide made the whole thing come alive and kept us entertained. Really informative tour that got you thinking. One tip though...don’t wear sandals like I did!!

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Jayne H
    Reviewed 17 June 2019

    The tour and guide Darren was very good! I missed a bit more stores of torture and murder through. The trip down on the vaults was absolutely amazing! Definitly reccomend!

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank Sille N
    Reviewed 21 April 2019 via mobile

    A bit of a waste of money to be honest. The torturing information was interesting but definitely felt like it was skipped over, Christina was quite rude when we had questions and definitely was not up for having any enjoyment or fun with the group...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Alice D
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