In pursuit of ghosts and other macabre spirits

In pursuit of ghosts and other macabre spirits

Traditionally, the Scottish capital likes to tell its black tales and scary stories of yore. The number of popular tours focussing on murder, mystery and ghosts is ever increasing.

Walk in the footsteps of popular and fantastic tales straight out of the fertile imagination of Scottish writers like Robert Louis Stevenson (The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde), Arthur Conan Doyle, and, more recently, Ian Rankin. These authors have recounted stories of witchcraft, terrifying murders, and infamous torture... and today these legends are staged as night visits. Warning: sensitive souls refrain!
On the “Haunted Vaults” tour, while traversing the sinister alleys and backyards of Old Town, you will discover places where murders and supernatural phenomena took place. It is a journey guaranteed to give goosebumps! Your ghostly guide combines history and humour with facts and fables, and a few appalling apparitions are sure to show up along the way. For the “Vaults and Graveyard” tour, your guide will be none other than Alexander Clapperton, the director of the Edinburgh cemetery in the 1840s! Fright nights ahead…

Auld Reekie Tours
45 Niddry Street
Edinburgh EH1 1LG

+44 131 557 4700