Don’t miss adding an Edinburgh ghost tour to your itinerary! Discover the spookiest and most fun Edinburgh ghost tours with our complete guide.

Recognised as one of the most haunted cities in the world if taking a ghost tour of Edinburgh is a must-have inclusion during your visit to the Scottish capital (it was for my husband who enjoyed a Vaults Tour while I explored the Old City above ground) you will find our comparison guide to the best tours invaluable for choosing the best one for you.

We have included the best ghost walks in Edinburgh, ghost tours of Edinburgh vaults, a spooky tour suitable for kids and even an Edinburgh ghost tour bus option!

Edinburgh Ghost Tours take you round graveyards like this one in the image.
The scariest ghost tours in Edinburgh usually involve a visit to one of the many graveyards!
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👻 Best Edinburgh Ghost Tours – Quick Picks

NAME OF TOUR

DURATION

BOOK

Edinburgh Vaults Ghost Tour

75 mins

Edinburgh Ghosts & Gore Walking Tour

80 mins

Terror Walking Tour in Edinburgh

90 mins

Comedy Horror Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tour

60 mins

Dark Secrets of the Old Town Ghost Walking Tour

120 mins

Small Group Ghost Tour incl. Underground Vaults & free drink in Megget's Cellar

120 mins

Underground Vaults & Graveyard Evening Tour

105 mins

Treasures of Edinburgh: Ghosts, Myths & Legends Private Tour

150 mins

Old Edinburgh's Gory Stories: Kids Underground Tour

75 mins

👻 Best Spooky Tours & Ghost Walks in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Vaults: Ghost Tour

Includes

  • 75 minutes
  • Access to Edinburgh Vaults
  • Live tour guide

Enter the famous underground vaults (reputedly one of the most haunted places on earth) during this one-hour tour. Listen to tales of gruesome goings-on including witches, murders and even hangings in the oldest part of the city.

Learn about the history of the vaults and the ghosts that haunt it!

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Edinburgh's Underground Vaults.

Edinburgh Ghosts & Gore Walking Tour

Includes

  • 80 minutes
  • Qualified Ghostly Guide
  • Copy of the best-selling “Witchery Tales” book by Adam Lyal (deceased).

A popular ghost tour taken by award-winning Cadies & Witchery Tours the Edinburgh Ghosts and Gore Walking Tour receives rave reviews for their fun family-friendly tour.

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Edinburgh graveyard.

Terror Walking Tour in Edinburgh

Includes

  • Professional guide
  • 90 minute tour

Enjoy a 90 minute terror walking tour of Edinburgh’s ancient Old Town with a guide. Visit hidden underground vaults under cover of darkness and learn of famous landmarks from past and present such as Tolbooth Prison and St Giles’ Cathedral.

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The Scott Monument in Edinburgh shrouded in the mist.

Comedy Horror Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tour

Includes

  • 60 mins
  • Admission fees
  • Bus tour
  • Live guide

If you fancy a laugh whilst ghost hunting this is the tour for you! Enjoy a one-hour bus tour of the Old and New City of Edinburgh and be entertained as you explore some of the spookiest destinations (including a chilling walk through one of Edinburgh’s spookiest graveyards)

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Ghost bus tour in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh Ghost Tour Bus

Dark Secrets of the Old Town Ghost Walking Tour

Includes

  • Tour guide
  • Walking tour

Discover Scotland’s mythical sites. Walk around the city of Edinburgh passing graveyards, aged houses, and the sites where witches and warlocks were burnt on this sinister yet insightful walking tour.

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Edinburgh graveyard.

Small Group Ghost Tour incl. Underground Vaults & free drinks in Megget’s Cellar

Includes

  • Award-winning local storytellers
  • Small group experience
  • Exclusive access to Blair Street Underground Vaults
  • TourTalk radio receiver to enjoy immersive storytelling
  • Alcoholic Beverage
  • 2 hours

During this evening tour visit the eerie Blair Street Underground Vaults, follow in the footsteps of the infamous Edinburgh Mob, and then settle your nerves with a dram of Scotch whisky in Megget’s Cellar!

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Edinburgh's Underground Vaults.

Underground Vaults & Graveyard Evening Tour

Includes

  • Tour guide
  • Radio receiver (to hear the guide)
  • Entry to Blair Street Underground Vaults

Descend the underground vaults under cover of darkness before following your guide through the narrow streets to Canongate graveyard where many famous Edinburgh residents are interred.

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Edinburgh's Underground Vaults.

Treasures of Edinburgh: Ghosts, Myths & Legends Private Tour

Includes

  • Local Guide
  • Private Tour

Learn about Edinburgh’s ghosts, myths and legends and why they are such a unique part of the city’s character on this exclusive private tour.

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The grave of Tom Riddle in Edinburgh.
Harry Potter fans must not miss a visit to Greyfriars Kirkyard!

Old Edinburgh’s Gory Stories: Kids Underground Tour

Includes

  • Award-winning local storytellers
  • Small group experience
  • TourTalk radio receiver to enjoy live storytelling
  • Exclusive access to Blair Street Underground Vaults

This personal small group family-friendly tour is perfect for kids aged 5 and over. Learn about life for children in 19th century Edinburgh and explore some of the city’s spookiest haunts

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Edinburgh's Underground Vaults.
Who dares to stand in the circle?

👻 Which Edinburgh ghost tour do you dare to take?

Enjoy your ghost tour of Edinburgh – hope it is not too scary!

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