We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Early Evening Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh

  • 75-minute underground vaults ghost tour in Edinburgh Old Town
  • Dive into hidden Old Town ‘wynds’ and lanes, and hear about their dark history
  • Venture into subterranean vaults, used as storehouses and homes in the 18th century
Early Evening Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh
From USD 11.94
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travellers
USD 11.94
Get a night in Edinburgh off to a spooky start on an early evening 75-minute walking tour of the Old Town’s lanes and underground vaults. Led by a costumed guide, explore the old quarter's secret ‘wynds’ (alleys) and closes, hearing tales of their 18th-century slums and stories of murders and crimes. Then, head into the city’s underground vaults where ghosts and spirits are still said to lurk.
What to Expect
Travel independently to the tour start point in Edinburgh Old Town, and meet your guide, who will be dressed in period costume to make your experience extra atmospheric.
Then, set off along the stately Royal Mile, diving into the cobblestoned lanes and wynds that pepper the streets. Learn how, in the 18th century, the alleys housed the city’s slums, and hear about their long-ago occupants and squalid conditions. As you look around, listen as your guide recounts some of the dark events that occurred here, adding in entertaining jokes from time to time.
From here, walk on to the nearby underground vaults beneath the South Bridge. Hear about the history of the vaults, including how they were used as storehouses and homes by the city’s poor, and then head inside to explore.
Venture through the spooky chambers, listening as your guide reveals details of hauntings, murders, crimes, and paranormal events. Plus, watch unknowing pedestrians walk overhead as you gaze through a glass section of roof.
Look and listen out for ghostly goings-on as you explore, and afterward, head back to street level. Your tour finishes in the Old Town when your guide departs.
Reviews (11)
1 - 5 of 11 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago
Informative & entertaining

This was a very good evening tour of the underground ghost tour. The lady giving the tour "Lady Primrose", was very educated on the subjects of the goings on in underground Edinburgh. She had ghastly tales, executions, and humor in her presentation. If you are...More

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile
Knowledgable guide!

Really good tour with the Major Weir (aka john!) really interesting, answered all the questions we had, and made a £12 tour worth so much more. This guy needs a raise!

Thank Lesley P
Remmy F, Guest Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Thank you Lesley, very good to know you enjoyed your time with Major Weir!

Reviewed 9 August 2018
A great way to see Edinburgh

My wife and I did this tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. The tour lasted just over an hour and took us to many places which you probably would not visit on a normal tour. Not only did we visit these places, but we heard some...More

Thank 569traveller68
Remmy F, Guest Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thank you for your very kind and comprehensive review!

Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile
Great tour

My 9 year old daughter and I went on the tour this evening. Our host was Major Weir and despite the rain he did a great job. He was engaging and entertaining. A few scary moments which added to the excitement!

Thank Alison R
Remmy F, Guest Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Thank you Alison, we really appreciate it!

Reviewed 16 July 2018
Great Macabre History of Edinburgh

In the very capable hands of ‘Maggie Dickson’ (Amy) we walked to various locations around the city, hearing wonderfully true stories of Edinburgh’s past. Our tour lasted approximately 1 hour 15 minutes and took us to historical sites in the city, the graveyard and the...More

Thank thinwhiteuke
Remmy F, Guest Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Hi, and thank you for your review! We are very happy you enjoyed your tour with Maggie. We hope you had a great stay in Edinburgh.

View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Early Evening Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines