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Ghost and Underground Tours in Edinburgh

For those who love all things dark and chilling, delve into the eerie past of Edinburgh with a ghost and underground tour, where spirits and mysteries lurk in the city’s shadowy corners.

Mercat Tours

Discover haunted ghouls and sinister stories from Edinburgh’s dark past with one of Mercat Tours award-winning ghost tours. Perfect for thrill-seekers and history lovers alike, these tours offer a spine-tingling journey through the city’s haunted past.

Led by expert guides, tours take you on a captivating exploration of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town where you’ll uncover sinister secrets and uncover the legends that have haunted Edinburgh for centuries. With atmospheric storytelling and immersive experiences, Mercat ghost tours promise an unforgettable evening of frights and delights.

City of the Dead Tours

Outside of spookily lit old building,© City of the Dead Tours
© City of the Dead Tours

Embark on a bone-chilling journey through Edinburgh’s darker side with City of the Dead Tours on one of their award-winning underground city or haunted graveyard tours. Visit two of the city’s most haunted locations – the South Bridge Vaults and the Covenanter’s Prison.

Descend into the depths of Edinburgh’s underground vaults, where centuries-old mysteries and eerie legends await, or venture into the shadowy depths of Greyfriars Kirkyard, one of Edinburgh’s most haunted graveyards, where restless spirits are said to roam among the tombstones. From the infamous Mackenzie Poltergeist to tales of grave robbers and murderers, the graveyard holds dark stories waiting to be uncovered.

Auld Reekie Tours

Auld Reekie Tours

For a spine-tingling spooky adventure, join Auld Reekie Tours on one of their underground ghost tours. Follow expert guides, and delve into the city’s darkest secrets, uncovering tales of ghosts and things that go bump in the night. Visitor’s will descend into the depths of Edinburgh’s underground vaults and get to explore eerie chambers and passageways that once served as homes and businesses.

Venture into the haunted closes and wynds of the Old Town, where ghosts are said to linger among the shadows. From tales of witch trials to stories of plague victims dating back to the 1500s, the streets of Edinburgh hold dark secrets waiting to be revealed.

City of Edinburgh Tours

If you’re feeling particularly brave, City of Edinburgh Tours invite you beneath the streets into the unnerving South Bridge vaults. Explore the mysterious underground chamber beneath the bustling streets of Edinburgh, where centuries-old tales of ghosts and supernatural encounters come to life. Hear chilling stories from knowledgeable guides, and learn about Edinburgh’s fascinating history, literature heroes, infamous criminals and battles that shaped the city.

Let one of Edinburgh’s most infamous sons or daughters lead you around the dark side of Edinburgh’s Old Town or explore Greyfriars Kirkyard cemetery at night. Join City of Edinburgh Tours if you dare!

The Cadies & Witchery Tours

Travel back in time with Alexander Clapperton and his frightening friends on one of The Cadies & Witchery award-winning tours. Meet some frightful yet friendly ghosts on an early-evening stroll on their Ghosts & Gore Tour or enjoy an afternoon of historical tales in one of Edinburgh’s most haunted locations – Greyfriars Kirkyard cemetery.

Choose between a public tour or a private tour. Afterwards, pay a visit to their spooky shop, home to many marvellously grisly trinkets and decorations.


Immerse yourself in the chilling tales and haunted history of Edinburgh with Thunderdice‘s ghost tours.

Enjoy a traditional Scottish lunch in one of Edinburgh’s most haunted pubs whilst hearing about the spine-tingling stories that still resonate in the city or grab your ghost hunting equipment and explore a 17th century house with a strange child roaming the halls or try to contact the inmates of a jail that was once a castle.

For those who are looking for a frightening but family-friendly tour, take part in their spooky guided tour of Edinburgh for kids, where expert storyteller will enchant you with the mysterious secrets of the city as well as chilling tales of crimes and dark secrets. You may even meet some friendly spirits along the way!

The Edinburgh Dungeon

A group of visitors, one sitting in a chair, are being shown a large rusty hooked instrument by one of the performers who is dressed in medieval costume with a white and bloodied face.

Step into the dark and eerie world of Edinburgh’s past at The Edinburgh Dungeon. With a thrilling blend of live actors, special effects, and immersive sets, The Edinburgh Dungeon offers visitors a unique and unforgettable journey through Scotland’s darkest history.

Experience grisly tales of Edinburgh’s most infamous characters, from serial killers and grave robbers to witches and cannibals. With interactive shows and heart-pounding rides, including a terrifying drop ride, visitors will be on the edge of their seats from start to finish.

Discover the gruesome realities of Edinburgh’s past as you explore the dungeon’s authentic sets, including the plague-infested streets of the Old Town and the damp, dirty vaults beneath the city’s surface.

The Real Mary King’s Close

Lantern Led Tours at the Real Mary King's Close

Uncover the hidden secrets of Edinburgh’s past at The Real Mary King’s Close. Nestled beneath the bustling streets of the Royal Mile, this historic site offers visitors a fascinating glimpse into the city’s hidden history.

Led by character guides, visitors can wander through the narrow 17th century closes frozen in time and hear tales of plague, poverty, and paranormal encounters.

Learn about medieval medicine from Dr Arnott and explore the lives of the residents who once inhabited these underground streets, from merchants and tradesmen to the city’s poorest inhabitants. With immersive storytelling and authentic sets, The Real Mary King’s Close provides a captivating journey through Edinburgh’s past.