Ghost Tours and Walks in Edinburgh

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History and ghost walk comparison

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There are no less than four popular ghost and history walking tour companies in Edinburgh so which tour is the very best? Some focus on history others on ghosts. Some walks are during the day, some are in the evening.

Stuck on Scotland Holidays has compiled essential information about these walking tours to help you decide for yourself.

Mercat Tours Witchery Tours Auld Reekie Blackhart Storytellers
Walks to choose from 5 tours 2 tours 2 tours 3 tours
Prices for regular (no concessions) tickets £7.50-8.50 £7.50 £7.50-9.00 £7.50-9.00
Duration of walks 60-90 mins depending on tour 75-90 mins depending on tour 50-90 mins depending on tour 75 mins
History walks Secrets of the Royal Mile
The Vaults Tour
None None Secret Scotland History Walk
Ghosts and gore walks Haunted Underground Experience
Ghosts & Ghouls
Ghost Hunter Trail
Ghost & Gore Tour
Murder & Mystery Tour
Terror Tour
Ghost & Torture Tour
City of the Dead Haunted Graveyard Tour
Evening/night tours (starting times) 7pm-10.30pm 7pm-9.30pm 7pm-10.30pm 7.30pm-8.30pm
Daytime tours (starting times) 11am - 6pm None 12.30pm-4.30pm None
Suitable for children Yes, for children aged 8 and over Yes, for children aged 9 and over Yes Offers specially designed children's tour; graveyard tour is not suitable for kids
Visits underground vaults Yes No Yes No
Visits graveyards Yes No No Yes
Unique aspects Trained historians as guides 'Deceased' costumed guides Access to torture museum Access to locked Covenanters Prison in Greyfriars Graveyard
Private tours offered Yes Yes Yes Yes
Meeting point Mercat Cross, Royal Mile Witchery Restaurant, Royal Mile Tron Kirk, Royal Mile St Giles Cathedral, Royal Mile
Book a ghost tour Online booking with 50p off tour price or by phone.
Pre-booking recommended at busy times
Online booking.
Pre-booking required
Online booking and by phone Online booking and by phone
The information on this page was last checked for accuracy in October 2009. Please check the official websites of the ghost tour operators for up to date information.

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