Edinburgh: Old Town Ghost Walking Tour

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Discover the ghosts of Edinburgh's past on a walking tour led by a cloaked guide. Hear the stories of notorious villains and restless spirits as you explore the cobblestone streets of the city.


  • Discover the dark history of Edinburgh on a guided ghost walking tour
  • Walk along the cobblestone streets as your guide unveils the city's dark history
  • Hear tales of criminals and hauntings as you discover the historic city center
  • Learn about notable executions and riots from centuries past


Hear the stories of those who haunt the shadowed streets of Edinburgh on a guided walking tour. Discover the haunted locations and dark history of the city, with tales of murder, betrayal, and hardship. Start by meeting your cloaked guide at the Mercat Cross, a place with a mixed history of horror and entertainment. Hear tales of the restless souls set loose in the city, all whilst remaining above ground in Edinburgh’s Old Town. Stroll along the picturesque Royal Mile and hear about its dark past. Discover how the Edinburgh Mob took an execution into their own hands, the truth behind the ghastly apparition of Johnny One Arm, and the reason you should be fearful if there is a certain number on the door of your accommodation. Get a sense of 1800s Edinburgh as your guide unveils hidden meanings in stonework. Learn about gruesome spectacles of punishments and deadly consequences, as well as the stories of those whose torment continued into the grave.


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Important Information

  • For health and safety reasons, children under 5 years of age are not permitted on this tour The tour does not visit any underground areas

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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