Free Ghost Tour

Discover the dark side of Old Edinburgh

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Free Ghost Tour of Edinburgh

Edinburgh's dark side included body snatching, public executions, gruesome jails and tortures. Come to the FREE Ghost Tour and hear ghostly tales and sinister stories that will transport you back to the terrifying past of old Edinburgh as we walk spooky shadows and haunted alleyways.

Ghost, Murder and Tortures' Tour!

"Funny, Engaging, Educational, Interactive, Welcoming HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Roisin had so much energy and did the job above what might have been expected."

Paul

TripAdvisor (Apr. 21)

Spooky and faszinating!

"You don't believe in ghosts? Nevertheless, you won't dare to deny their existence after this tour! Interesting, horrible, and faszinating stories all over Edinburgh's Old Town!"

Sophia

TripAdvisor (Dec. 20)

Superb Ghost Tour

"An engaging story-teller with plenty of tales of the macabre from this wonderful city. You will learn about the history of the city as well as its darker side. The tour concluded in the cemetery at Greyfriars Kirkyard. An atmospheric and chilling way to end the evening."

Paula

TripAdvisor (Oct. 20)

Free Ghost Tour

"What a brilliant night it was, my wife jumped out of her skin when something creepy touched on the arm in Greyfriars cemetery near the covenanters prison. Full recommend this tour."

Norfolkmick

TripAdvisor (Sep. 20)

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Free Ghost Tour in the Old Town of Edinburgh
Free Ghost Tour in an Edinburgh Graveyard
Edinburgh Old Town close during the Free Ghost Tour
Tour Description

Edinburgh is known as one of the most haunted cities in Europe, with a past of murders, witchcraft and plague. Its wynds and closes have witnessed the two sides of the city: beauty and horror.

Edinburgh's dark side also included body snatching, public executions, gruesome jails and tortures.

Come to the FREE 1.5 hour Ghost Tour and hear ghostly tales and sinister stories that will transport you back to the terrifying past of old Edinburgh as we walk spooky shadows and haunted alleyways.

Highlights
Burke and Hare, the Westport Murderers
The most haunted graveyard in Scotland
The real Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Crime and punishment
Witch trials
And much more...
Groups

To ensure the highest quality of our Free Tours, groups of 15 or more people should book a Private Tour.

If you are arranging a booking for a School Group, please book a Private Tour.

This will allow us to give you a more personalized experience. Thanks for your understanding!

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Free Ghost Tour!

Showing up is fine in most cases. However, you will have priority with a booking if tours reach their capacity.

Meeting Point

The FREE Ghost Tour starts on The Royal Mile just in front of a bar called Copper Still (154 High Street).

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