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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh
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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Delve into Edinburgh’s horrific history on this evening ghost bus tour. With your spooky local guide, visit the city’s most terrifying locations, haunted by infamy and restless spirits! From your seat in a double-decker vintage bus, gaze at eerie sites such as Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh Castle, Grassmarket, and the Royal Mile. Throughout the trip, hear anecdotes and facts about Edinburgh’s chilling past, replete with bloody executions, unspeakable tortures, and murder.
  • Ghost tour around Edinburgh in a vintage double-decker bus
  • Discover the ghastly goings on from Edinburgh’s history
  • Admire Edinburgh’s historic attractions, including Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Hear accounts of strange occurrences witnessed in haunted locations including Greyfriars Kirk and Grassmarket square
  • Enjoy enthralling commentary from an entertaining guide
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Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

435 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2NT, UK

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Choose an evening start time and meet your creepy guide in central Edinburgh for a journey through the city’s gruesome history. Board the vintage double-decker ghost bus, grab a seat in the shadowy upper or lower deck, and peer out the window as you travel the dimming city streets.  

As you ride, allow your conductor’s chilling tales to transport you to the dark side. Hear about Edinburgh’s famous executions, murders, misdeeds, and most sinister characters. Rile at the stories of Burke and Hare, notorious gravediggers who made a killing off cadaver sales to medical schools in the 19th century, and the incensed witch hunts of the 16th and 17th centuries. 

Pass the city’s most haunted sites and infamous landmarks like Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and Greyfriars Kirk, plagued by the wandering souls of restless spirits. Visit Grassmarket and discover its bloody history as the execution site of many famous traitors and disrupters, including the unfortunate 'half-hangit' Maggie Dickson. Be sure to ask your guide about this story!

By the end, you have an intimate understanding of Edinburgh’s sinister side. Your tour leaves you in Edinburgh Old Town with time to warm your chilled soul at a local pub.
Itinerary
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Edinburgh Castle
Customers will be provided with information on Edinburgh Castles spiritual and historical past.
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Edinburgh Old Town
Customers will be provided with information on Edinburgh Old Town's spiritual and historical past.
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Royal Mile
Customers will be provided with information on Royal Mile's spiritual and historical past.
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Greyfriars Kirk
Customers will be provided with information on Greyfriars spiritual and historical past.
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Palace of Holyroodhouse
Customers will be provided with information on the Palace of Holyroodhouse's spiritual and historical past.
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Grassmarket
Customers will be provided with information on Grassmarket's spiritual and historical past
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The Ghost Bus Tours
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please arrive 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 54 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Ghost Bus Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 54 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh.

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  • "Don't expect a paranormal investigation, but do expect lots of laughs and giggles." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Great
Jacqui_F
, Aug 2021
The tour was fantastic the kids loved it the guid was also great all in al it was a good night the bus had a old timey feel to it
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star-4
Good experience
Amanda_T
, Jul 2021
The Tour operator plays a good part, funny and enjoyable experience! Would recommend it, would suggest someone dressed up (ghost) and walk around the bus now and again??
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star-4
Ghost tour bus
Oya_O
, Jul 2021
Was good but not excellent, was waiting for more interaction, more screams, maybe a little more costume change, it just seeed to be repetitive, conductor was fab staying in character for complete hour 👍🏻
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star-4
Amazing
Rima_D
, Jul 2021
I Really enjoyed it! The captain was really funny. I liked the part when we also went to the grave place it was fun!
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5 stars
Mafalda_F
, Jul 2021
My partner and I have done the tour in London and once in Edinburgh we couldn’t miss it! We enjoyed it a lot !!! The guide was really funny and informative! At the graveyard we were did take some pictures that came with some surprises what made the experience even more interesting!
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star-5
Very funny and well worth the money
AbeMcintosh
, Jul 2021
Conductor was very entertaining and kept every one amused well worth make an effort to go on the trip
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star-4
Such a fun experience!
Barbara_C
, Jul 2021
A very entertaining tour of the city! Our tour guide was a phenomenally talented guide who kept us in stitches. He was very knowledgeable. Riding around on a vintage double decker bus was so much fun while our guide told stories about the macabre side of Edinburgh. I highly recommend this tour!
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star-4
Really good fun
Deb_M
, Jul 2021
This wasn't quite what I was expecting after being on The Ride in New York, however it was really good fun and our host stayed in character for the whole journey. Was very entertaining and he made it worth it
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star-4
Fun and lots of laughs
Kat_G
, Jul 2021
The bus conductor was hilarious and really made the tour fun. Can’t wait to try the one in London soon.
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star-1
Rubbish
Jillian_B
, Jul 2021
Biggest lot of rubbish ever , don’t waste your money ! Understand, under circumstances there are lots of restrictions , but this is the worst tour ever .
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