Private Walking Tour of Edinburgh's Haunted History

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API Provider: Rezdy and Redeam
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Location: Edinburgh
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 2.5 hours
Trip difficulty: Moderate
Max Group Size: 10
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Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/London
Highlights Begin your private guided tour at the top of the city, at Edinburgh Castle
Hear gruesome tales of hangings and slaughter in Edinburgh’s macabre history
Discover ghostly sounds of dragging limbs, children’s cries and beating drums
Wander down the Royal Mile - built intentionally on top of the Edinburgh Vaults
Learn about Major Weir, a religious zealot who was burned alive after turning to the dark side
Learn how Robert Louis Stevenson based Dr Jekyll and My Hyde on Edinburgh’s paranormal activity
Hear recent haunted tales - including how more than 30 different phantoms were detected in Edinburgh’s ancient streets in 2019
Summary
Hear tales of terror, explore local legends, and discover the historic scenes of butchery and bloodshed
Description
Edinburgh has been abuzz with paranormal activity for several centuries, from bizarre hauntings to unexplained spectral sightings. Edinburgh’s history 11th-18th century is punctuated by murder, barbarism, and bloody battles by tyrannical figures and legions of wrath. On this spooky Edinburgh Ghost Tour, seek out the dearly departed on a spirit-lifting adventure with the city’s afterlife under the shadows of Edinburgh Castle - the ultimate fright-seeing delight

 - Begin your private guided tour at the top of the city, at Edinburgh Castle
 - Hear gruesome tales of hangings and slaughter in Edinburgh’s macabre history 
 - Discover ghostly sounds of dragging limbs, children’s cries and beating drums
 - Wander down the Royal Mile - built intentionally on top of the Edinburgh Vaults
 - Learn about Major Weir, a religious zealot who was burned alive after turning to the dark side
 - Learn how Robert Louis Stevenson based Dr Jekyll and My Hyde on Edinburgh’s paranormal activity
 - Hear recent haunted tales - including how more than 30 different phantoms were detected in Edinburgh’s ancient streets in 2019

Founded by King Malcolm III, who built the castle and watched a small town prosper, Edinburgh guarded against invasion with thick-stone walls, but was a target for onslaught none-the-less. The city was plagued by hellish, squalid conditions due to overcrowding and poor sanitation. Violent crime was rife and punishments swift and harsh with Death by burning at The Castle and the hangman’s gallows at The Grassmarket

Since then, Edinburgh has been flooded with enigmatic, supernatural energy detected city-wide. Ghouls, spirits and ghostly apparitions make regular appearances in the Royal Mile, in the city's graveyards and ambling streets, and the Castle, part of - experts say - a lingering spiritual residue over Edinburgh’s earthly realm

Your fascinating Edinburgh ghost tour is an immersive, eerie experience that delves into the city’s most haunted nooks and crannies. Hear tales of terror, explore local legends, and discover the historic scenes of butchery and bloodshed. Your private guide will lead you on a slow-paced stroll through Edinburgh’s ancient streets in Old Town, where hair-raising hauntings are frequent. Restless spirits have been encountered by gravestones, tombs and underground chambers with shivery ghoulish presences in Greyfriars Kirkyard

Please note, as this is a private tour, your guide will be able to make each story as eerie or as kid-friendly as you request to have the best experience for everyone
Commentary English: Guide
Included A haunting, professional tour guide for your own private group
Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
Excluded Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend local favourites along the way
Cost of transportation on the day. Your guide will accompany you in a taxi or by public transport
Gratuities (optional)
Know before you book This is a walking tour
Cost of transportation on the day is not included. Your guide will accompany you in a taxi or by public transport
Know before you go Please bring comfortable walking shoes
Please bring any medical requirements you need throughout the day
Please dress appropriately for the weather
Health Items Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 48 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 10 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Operating Type:

Fixed Times

Season:

Season: From 01-06-2020 To 01-04-2021
Sunday 18:00
Monday 18:00
Tuesday 18:00
Wednesday 18:00
Thursday 18:00
Friday 18:00
Saturday 18:00

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 55.948923, -3.196333
Address: CastleHill, Edinburgh, GB
Notes: Next to the witches well by Edinburgh Castle
Start Location Notes CastleHill, Edinburgh, GB

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

Pricing

Other Information

FAQ

Will there be other people on the tour or is it just us?

All of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.,

Are entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?

In the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

What is your cancellation policy?

On tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

Who do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?

At Travel Curious, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

Am I able to book more than one tour?

Absolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

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