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City of the Dead Tours

26B Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, Scotland
+44 131 225 9044
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Great storytelling

I was unsure whether I would enjoy this tour, but our guide was a good and quick storyteller and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Claymont, Delaware
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Had such a great time!

Guide was hilarious and informative and tour was affordable. I would suggest for all ages going to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Denver, Colorado
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These walks are designed by best selling historical author and award winning novelist J A Henderson. "The best of Edinburgh’s ghost tours" – Lonely Planet Guide. Combining history, humour and horror, the walk ends inside the Covenanter’s Prison in a locked section of a 16th century cemetery. This is the lair of the "McKenzie Poltergeist," the best-documented paranormal case in history. "Puts the city's other ghost tours in the shade"- Edinburgh Evening News
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26B Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 225 9044

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was unsure whether I would enjoy this tour, but our guide was a good and quick storyteller and that made the difference. The history and vaults are fascinating. I was glad to have been able to see this part of Edinburgh. Some in the...More

Thank Splanky
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Guide was hilarious and informative and tour was affordable. I would suggest for all ages going to Edinburgh.

Thank joshtravelstheworld
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Tour 5/5 David 5/5 Everything 5/5 Would recommend to everyone, not fake like other tours on offer in Edinburgh!

Thank hospitalityguy94
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Two friends and I joined the city of the dead vault and graveyard tour. It was excellent fun, we were luckily enough to be part of a good crowd. Our story teller was engaging and extremely entertaining. Fabulous value for money!

Thank Reaneybean80
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Double Dead Tour would have been scary enough due to the history and information, coupled with the fact you are underground for some of it. The stories of the poor souls who lived there is terrifying enough. However, it would have been 5 stars,...More

1  Thank TravelerT2011
Reviewed 6 days ago

Absolutely fantastic. I dragged along my famously sceptic partner to the double tour and we both had an amazing time. Our guide was David, who was a fantastic story teller, had brilliant timing, and kept us amused (and scared) throughout the evening - which was...More

2  Thank Melanie S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Brilliant tour and experience. We were only in Edinburgh for a day trip, but this tour (lasting about an hour) was the highlight of the day. David the tour guide was very talented with a perfect mix of history and humour. Highly recommended as something...More

Thank katrinabeadle1992
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the double dead tour and it was absolutely brilliant... our tour guide was fantastic, well worth the money.

1  Thank Jenny M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had such a great time on both the Underground City tour and the Haunted Graveyard tour. Both tour guides, Thomas and David gave an in depth and immersive description of the gruesome history of Edinburgh. There was no overlapping or repeated facts on either...More

1  Thank Ellie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely brilliant a must tour if you want a tour full of information and historical facts.The tour guide Gerry with a G made this tour interesting funny and scary well done

Thank Dickson5757
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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25 April 2017|
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Response from MalayDixit | Reviewed this property |
Double dead tour covers both the locations and it is of longer duration; so more walking.
Rachael P
16 April 2017|
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Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
no they don't
9 November 2016|
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Response from LyndsayM | Reviewed this property |
Yeah definitely double dead! sorry for the late reply I didn't get a notification of your message!