It is no secret that Scotland is known for being one of the most haunted countries in the world and this is partially thanks to the capital city, Edinburgh, which has its fair share of ghost stories. To tell some of these ghost stories, and quite simply to give you a fright, there are various ghost tours arranged in Edinburgh. We have chosen 3 of the best ghost tours out there to visit on your next Edinburgh city break.
The Cadies and Witchery Tours
The creators of the Murder and Mystery Tour, the original Edinburgh ghost tour, most definitely have experience in scaring the wits out of people. They operate two evening walks around Edinburgh as well as The Witchery Murder and Mystery Tour. This tour is actually led by a deceased tour guide, so if you have any questions on Edinburgh’s past, this is the chance to ask them! Witchery Tours are a mixture of humour and scares, so it will be sure to be amusing.
Mercat Tours have exclusive access to Blair Street Underground Vaults which makes for a one-of-a kind experience. You can also organise a private tour, so you can tailor the scares to your specific needs – you can even enjoy extras such as a foreign language guide. A very unique and interesting addition to Mercat Tours to note is the “Outlander Experience” which explores the land visited in “Outlander”, the TV show. This tour includes stories of witchcraft, curses and clans – this specific tour is more spooky than scary.
City of the Dead
When it says on their website “can cause physical and mental distress”, you know that this tour is no laughing matter. There’s the chance to go in Edinburgh’s Underground City and take the Graveyard Tour, which consists of Covenanter’s Prison and the Black Mausoleum. All of the City of the Dead Tour walks are written and researched by the award winning novelist, J. A. Henderson, who has written many non-fiction books on the Underground City, the Mackenzie Poltergeist and of course, the very haunted Edinburgh. City of the Dead has countless awards, constantly being named as “Edinburgh’s Best Ghost Tour”, from big companies such as Virgin Media and Yahoo! Travel.
Ghost Tours to Visit During Your Edinburgh City Break
Seeking refuge from Edinburgh’s ghouls? Why not join us here at Parliament House Hotel at our cosy city centre location during your next Edinburgh City Break? With plenty special offers to choose from, there’s guaranteed to be a package ideal for you.