Edinburgh Ghost Tour by Vintage Bus

Cultural & Theme Tours in Edinburgh

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4.4 out of 5

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Prepare to be scared silly on a 1-hour ghost bus tour around Edinburgh’s ghoulish haunts. Under the guidance of a creepy onboard conductor, cruise around Edinburgh’s most terrifying and impressive sights, such as Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile. Ride in a double-decker vintage bus and feel your hairs stand on end as you hear shocking tales of grisly executions, unspeakable tortures and grim grave robbers. Discover the city’s sinister side and steel yourself for some frights on board.
Choose the evening departure time most convenient to you, then step aboard the bus in Edinburgh Old Town and brace yourself for a fearful night of heart-stopping scares. Settle into your seat on the atmospheric vintage double-decker, then set off into the dark heart of Edinburgh.Listen to your entertaining conductor tell stories that will have you on the edge of your seat. Hear about Scotland’s infamous murders, tortures and hangings, and discover the city’s most haunted locales. Pass by Greyfriars Kirk, where restless spirits are said to walk amongst the gravestones of the cemetery, then drive by the Grassmarket and learn of its bloody history as an execution site.As you travel, hear true-life tales that will send shivers down your spine, including the story of Edinburgh’s infamous body snatchers Burke and Hare, and the history of the vicious witch hunts of the 16th and 17th centuries.Discover the unpalatable side of other popular landmarks including the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, a royal residence that was the site of an odious murder in the 16th century. Don’t get too comfortable while you sightsee — you never know what shocks awaits you on the spooky, old bus.With your heart still thumping and your blood pumping from the alarming tales, you’ll be deposited back at the starting point in Edinburgh Old Town.

What’s included

  • Professional guide
  • Transport by Routemaster

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


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  • Informative, friendly and professional guide