TOUR DETAILS

  • 6:00 p.m. daily
  • 367 High Street (Royal Mile), next to St. Giles’ Cathedral
  • Free Tour
  •  1.5 hours aprox.*


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*At the end of the tour, the guide will be available for as long as required, to answer your questions and give you last recommendations to help you make the most of the rest of your trip.

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Get to know the darkest side of Edinburgh’s history on our Free Ghost Tour, with our specialised local guides. We will show you the city’s hidden closes and creepy graveyards, and uncover the most gruesome legends and intriguing mysteries that took place there.
Edinburgh had one of the highest population densities in the world in Post Medieval times and suffered terribly during one of humanity’s worst epidemics: the plague. This disease, along with inhumane living conditions, public executions, physical punishments, bodysnatchers, witch trials,

and murders, were just part of daily life in Post Medieval Edinburgh. All of this created the perfect breeding ground for many kinds of fascinating stories to emerge, which have been told by generation after generation, and are still an important part of the city’s culture today. On this walking tour, we will take you away from the busier parts of the city, and back in time to when life in Edinburgh was a much darker and more dangerous affair. It will be a unique experience, delving into the gruesome and supernatural side of the city!


Get to know the darkest side of Edinburgh’s history on our Free Ghost Tour, with our specialised local guides. We will show you the city’s hidden closes and creepy graveyards, and uncover the most gruesome legends and intriguing mysteries that took place there. Edinburgh had one of the highest population densities in the world in Post Medieval times and suffered terribly during one of humanity’s worst epidemics: the plague. This disease, along with inhumane living conditions, public executions, physical punishments, bodysnatchers, witch trials, and murders, were just part of daily life in Post Medieval Edinburgh. All of this created the perfect breeding ground for many kinds of fascinating stories to emerge, which have been told by generation after generation, and are still an important part of the city’s culture today. On this walking tour, we will take you away from the busier parts of the city, and back in time to when life in Edinburgh was a much darker and more dangerous affair. It will be a unique experience, delving into the gruesome and supernatural side of the city!

WHAT WE WILL COVER ON THE TOUR

Our tours take place in the dark closes and graveyards of Edinburgh, all on street level in public areas. We trust 100% in each of our professional guides, and each of them has their own unique, personal style to deliver the stories of this city. Therefore, their routes may vary slightly and cover different areas, but in most cases we will share with you:

  • Graveyards
  • Paranormal Activity
  • Cannibalism
  • The Witch trials
  • Bodysnatchers
  • The Old Town closes
  • Burke and Hare, the West Port murders
  • Cursed locations
  • Graveyards
  • Paranormal Activity
  • Cannibalism
  • The Witch trials
  • Bodysnatchers
  • The Old Town closes
  • Burke and Hare, the West Port murders
  • Cursed locations

You choose the price!

At the end of the Free Ghost Tour, you can choose your own price based on your experience. We trust in the quality of our service and our local guides, who always offer a professional and dynamic walking tour, so that hopefully your experience exceeds your expectations! And, because the guide’s income depends on the final opinion of their guests, they will always make sure to give the tour to the best of their abilities, to ensure a good experience for all.

How to book?

Make a reservation to guarantee your place on the walking tour, especially on bank holidays and during summer season. You can book up to 1 hour before the tour. If you were unable to make a booking, come to our meeting point at the time of the free tour anyway, and we will try to make a space for you to
enjoy the free tour.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Q– How does a free tour work?
  • A– The tours are free as you don´t have to pay anything upfront. Instead, you can enjoy the free tour first, and at the end, you can choose how much you want to contribute to the guide, depending on what you think the free tour was worth.
  • If you still have more questions you can check our FAQ section, or contact us.
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WHAT DO OUR CUSTOMERS SAY?

Free Ghost Tour – just do it!!

We were a little suspicious – because nothing is really for free in this world…But getting THAT much was a surprise!!! Megan was a high-end Storyteller and we were really drawn into the underworld of former Edinburgh. Tonight I will certainly have some weird mixed up dreams of child-eating one-armed ginger Wizards who steal dead bodies from the grave to throw them in the poop-lake :-))

F721LWdianam / TripAdvisor

Free tour with Megan

I did the ghost free walking tour with Megan and it was fantastic. I felt immersed in the morbid world of Edinburgh from the very beginning. She is very enthusiastic and passionate about all such dark side of the Scottish capital that it won’t leave you indifferent. Very recommended!!

Mikel S / TripAdvisor

Exciting Ghost Tour with Charlotte

I did the tour in a “spur of the moment” thing. I just wanted to grab a bite, but the guys handing out flyers had umbrellas (if you’ve enjoyed a traditional Scottish summer, you’ll understand).
I did the Ghost Tour with the dynamic Charlotte – a born storyteller. Discovering the dark stories of Edinburgh in the evening, under a mantle of fog was an eerie and thrilling experience and I can’t recommend this tour enough.

Seuat G / TripAdvisor