Fright Night Tour - Edinburgh

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 Hr 15 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    8:45 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Let us send a few shivers up your spine on this late evening, 75 minute, ghost tour of Edinburghs Old Town. The history of Scotlands capital is one not just made up of royalty, inventors, writers and scholars but also murderers, witches, bodysnatchers even cannibals. Allow one of our costumed guides, who play one such roguish former citizen, to enlighten and frighten you for the evening. Theyll take you through the winding closes and darkened courts of the Old Town, all the while telling about the horrific events which took place there. Following that theyou will journey to perhaps Scotlands most haunted graveyard, Greyfriars Kirkyard. For the last part of the tour youll be taken down into our decidedly sinister underground vaults below South Bridge. This tour is perfect for lovers of scary stories and the bloodier side of Scotlands history but is more relaxed in tone than our later extreme paranormal tour.


Fully narrated tour

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Exclusive after-hours access

Step back in time on a history tour

Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

Family friendly

Know More about this tour

Outside our ticket office on The royal mile your entertaining, charismatic guide will welcome you and introduce their historical character. They may be Dr Robert Knox (a very unethical eighteenth-century surgeon), Cassandra Bean (a wife, a mother and a cannibal) or Thomas Weir a satanic guardsman. Traverse The royal mile and the closes jutting of it; see the site of Scotlands former parliament and Edinburghs infamous old jail.

Next make your way to Greyfriars kirkyard, find out about the legendary poltergeist and the other ghosts who call this cemetery home. This graveyard was also a hotbed for bodysnatching during the early nineteenth century. Discover how the rich protected the remains of their loved ones and the story behind Edinburghs most feared grave robbers William Burke and William Hare.

For the final part of the tour the guide will show off our section of underground. You will see walls from former houses, eighteenth-century bridgework and even the modern street above through our skylight. When youre underground though beware the long dead former inhabitants still seen from time to time on our tours inside the dark chambers. The tour ends with your guide leading you out of the underground and back to our ticket office.


75 minute tour of the Old Town, Greyfriars Kirkyard and the South Bridge vaults.

Led by a guide in period costume playing a real historical character.

Learn more about the gruesome history of Edinburghs Old Town.

Marvel at the darkened Gothic splendour of Greyfriars Kirkyard.

Descend into the South Bridge vaults and discover their secrets.

All stories are based on actual individuals and events.



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Traveler Reviews

  • 13-May-2019

    Very fun tour with our guide, the visit of the underground vaults gave me chills.

    I recommend without any hesitation.

  • 24-Apr-2019

    We enjoyed the tour because this is our first visit to Edinburgh and we learnt a lot regarding its customs and habits in the past years. Our tour was guided by David and he was really excellent in his speech, his tone and his multiple resources to create a very special atmosphere. We had a different experience walking through the city at night. Very interesting!!

  • 30-Jul-2018

    Our guide did a great job telling history and some ghost stories as we visited a old town, graveyard and the underground vaults. Our guide may have been too smiley and nice looking for the position. Possibly a scarier type of person to make the experience more haunting. There needed to be a creepy, scary extra person in vault area to give it more of a scary thrill. Possibly a real casket, etc. should have been added to graveyard or vault area to enhance the scary atmosphere.

  • 10-Oct-2017

    Nice guide. Vaults were creepy but glad I did it. Needed to see what it was like. Worth the money.

  • 07-Oct-2017

    This was a good short tour to gain some history of the old town of Edinburgh. It was great to do it at night, just make sure you take a jacket as its gets a bit cold. It was amazing to see the underground rooms/vaults. The tour guide was 'very' enthusiastic about her role, although after a long day of travel it was a bit much so I just dropped to the back of the group a bit so I could just enjoy the scenery.

  • 12-Jul-2017

    Tour guide was great. Highlight of the tour was going underground.

  • 24-Jun-2017

    Did not take the tour

  • 23-Jun-2017

    Y niece and I were the only two on the tour. Fun having a private tour. The Tour Guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. Highly recommend.

  • 16-May-2017

    This tour was informative while also creepy. We loved it! Our guide made the experience so fun!