The marvelous city of Edinburgh is packed with many creepy stories you will hear during your stay there; ghosts, ghouls and poltergeists, this city is packed with haunted places and scary legends, especially in the Old Town where gruesome stories of plagues and body snatching are a dozen a dime. You’ll easily find guided tours that cover Scottish history, graveyard tours and murder mysteries.
Many companies will offer you ghost tours around the city, revealing Edinburgh’s darker history and bringing you to the scariest places ever. Just think about cannibalism, witchcraft, poltergeists, grave-robbers…
Costumed guides will provide a backdrop to the darkest history of Scotland and a guided tour of the most actively haunted locations in the world. They definitely will take great pleasure in describing the brutal punishments and the more gory details.
To have a unique view of the vaults, we recommend you the Auld Reekie Tours, a hair-rising tour of the underground vaults, and one of the most haunted experiences ever.
The Mercat Tours also takes you to the spookiest candlelit underground vaults and in the scariest places of the city, telling you more about ghosts, ghouls … You will also learn more about the horror of the seventeen century plague.
If you prefer physical evidence of horror, you will appreciate a visit in the Torture Museum, showing the dreadful pain and death inflicting instruments from the 15th century.
Haunted guided tours are organized every day at daytime and evening, and for the grittiest one at night. Most of the tours start on the Royal Mile and last more or less an hour.
These hair-rising guided tours offer a unique take on how fascinating yet murky is Edinburgh. And after such an emotional tour, we are sure you will appreciate our comfy and centric apartment in Edinburgh.