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New Edinburgh Ghost Tour

#98 of 191 Tours in Edinburgh
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Address: 124 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QS , Scotland
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We had a knowledgeable and friendly guide, who took us to the old Scottish Parliament, Greyfriars cemetary, and part of the old vaults. It actually wasn't all that ghosty, which... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 July 2016
Maria L

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

This tour was fantastic and our guide Cassandra was just awesome! Really interesting facts and history and visited a bunch of different sites. It wasn’t too much walking so would be fairly manageable for people who take longer or have a hard time walking. The underground vaults were fairly scary. Would absolutely recommend this tour!!! Only improvement would be to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

the history of the old city is very interesting. Just knowing that they built a city on top of another is a story in itself and to walk among the dark corridors with tales of ghosts is kind of chilling.if you don't go on at least one of these ghost tours then you haven't seen the real Edinburgh give it... More 

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New Delhi, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I don't understand why this tour has an overall rating between 4 & 5 stars. Firstly, the story tellers are dressed as ghosts but fail to scare even very small kids. Secondly, you spend the entire one hour in anticipation of something exciting that might happen, but are disappointed The list can be endless, but to sum it up, Please... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We did the spanish tour. The guide was a horrible storyteller. She looked like if she hadn't prepared the speech. It was a ghost tour and she told us different stories but none about ghosts. She forgot to tell us about George McKenzie and the covenants. Maybe the most famous ghosts in Edimburgh.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

We had a knowledgeable and friendly guide, who took us to the old Scottish Parliament, Greyfriars cemetary, and part of the old vaults. It actually wasn't all that ghosty, which suited me fine - I found the stories of the actual people to be a lot more interesting.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

If you enjoy bad story telling and horrible puns this is the tour for you. Otherwise just save your money.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

It wasn't as scary as I would want it to be but still worth trying out. Liev the tour guide was super.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Greg was a fantastic tour guide and he was interesting. Kept us on the edge and fascinated with stories and history. Definitely good if you'd like to visit Edinburgh at night.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

Maybe it’s me, but ghost tours just don’t seem to be as scary of entertaining as they were in the old days. We signed up for a ghost tour of Edinburgh based on recommendations from many visitors to Edinburgh, as well as our hotel. Although the staff was certainly friendly, the whole tour felt a little gimmicky and lacklustre. There... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

It was a good experience, Very interesting stories but not much of thriller maybe because I have too much on t.v! I went along with 20 collegues from work on 1st November (day after Hallowen) it was fun.

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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 royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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