Edinburgh Ghost Walk

  • Duration: 2 hours (approx)
  • Area: Edinburgh
  • Capacity: 40
  • Dress: It's a walking tour, so wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
  • Departs: Saturdays @ 6pm
  • Meeting Location: In front of Edinburgh Castle entrance, Castlehill Edinburgh EH1 2NG
  • Final Destination: Canongate


Edinburgh Ghost Walk

In traditional belief and fiction, a ghost is the soul or spirit of a deceased person or animal that can appear, in visible form or other manifestation, to the living. Descriptions of the apparition of ghosts vary widely from an invisible presence to translucent or barely visible wispy shapes, to realistic, life-like visions.

The belief in manifestations of the spirits of the dead is widespread, dating back to animism or ancestor worship in pre-literate cultures. Certain religious practices—funeral rites, exorcisms, and some practices of spiritualism and ritual magic—are specifically designed to appease the spirits of the dead. Ghosts are generally described as solitary essences that haunt particular locations, objects, or people they were associated with in life, though stories of the phantom armies, ghost trains, phantom ships, and even ghost animals have also been recounted.

  • Capacity 30 people per tour guide
  • Dress It's a walking tour, so wear comfortable shoes and clothing
  • Weather Tour takes place rain or shine

Edinburgh Ghost Walk Itinerary

  • Edinburgh Castle Hear the tales of the ghoulish ghosts haunting the castle to this very day
  • Makars' Court Here haunts the ghost of Deacon Brodie, the real Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde!
  • Haunted Alleys Shocking tales of the macabre, not to be missed!
  • Mary King's Close Stories of spectres and nameless terrors will send chills up your spine
  • Bell's Wynd Murdered by her jealous husband, her spectre is a regular sighting
  • The Scotsman The phantom printer of the Scotsman's news building
  • Graveyard Keep your cool if you can, this graveyard is just spooky
  • Haunted Pub Try and calm your nerves with a drink in a haunted pub!
  • There are many more ghouls and ghost stories in store on this spine chilling tour!
  1. “ghost tour of edinburgh”

    by corleylc (a TripAdvisor Member) on 1 May 2014

    We had our walk with Julia in the rain and cold of Edinburgh, we had a fab time even though there was only four of us and we had to wait the tour was interesting, and much more than I expected Julia was well informed and entertaining and also gve me and my friend great tips on where to eat after and the fab jazz bar

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  2. “Edinburgh Ghost Tour”

    by YorkshireBoy13 (a TripAdvisor Member) on 1 May 2014

    Recently attended the Edinburgh Ghost Tour, which although can seem more like a history lesson, was truly interesting. I had a great time and the tour guide Blair was very well informed and very friendly. Maybe consider changing the name as its not very ghostly and I get the feeling most people turn up expecting to be scared.

    Visited March 2014

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  3. “Edinburgh Ghost Tour”

    by Blair H (a TripAdvisor Member) on 4 Mar 2014

    Me and my partner booked this through groupon as a nice treat for their birthday. We weren't disappointed. Our tour guide Blair, was so friendly and extremely knowledgable, even when asked unrelated questions about the city. The stories were fab, and you get to see plenty of Edinburghs sights! Favourite bit was the graveyard, which was especially spooky in the dark.

    Visited January 2014

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  4. “Something different to do with your afternoon”

    by Claire I ( a TripAdvisor Member) on 6 Oct 2013

    Yesterday me and my friend did the chocolate tour of Edinburgh which was taken by Jenny. It was a great way to spend our afternoon and we had a brilliant time. We visited 7 different little shops around Edinburgh and Jenny gave us a little bit of history about the different places which was very interesting and then we got to sample some of the chocolates on offer. Jenny our tour guide was lovely, she was upbeat and knowledgable about the places we went to.
    I would def recommend this tour, as I said it was something a little bit different to do with my Saturday afternoon and I got to try some chocolate flavours that I wouldn't have normally tried.

    Visited August 2013

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