Free Tour Ghosts and Mysteries of Edinburgh

Duration: 2h
Languages: Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on June 16, 2021

Welcome to the Clan of Edinburgh! After more than a decade as a tour guide in different countries, I ended up disembarking north of Hadrian's Wall to continue telling great stories about my beloved, Scotland. Let me introduce myself, my name is Borja Pascual and together with other great guides from Edinburgh we are part of Clan Pascual Tours. Join our clan and live the most fascinating stories of the city!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Imagine a walled city heavily affected by the arrival of the Black Death. Try to visualize a main road, called the Royal Mile , from which hundreds of very narrow and smelly alleys began. Now pay attention and you will hear “Gardyloo!” A scream that comes from above, from the medieval “skyscrapers” of Edinburgh, and that will kick off our trip to the darkest side of the city.

Do you dare to come with us?

Discover how doctors protected themselves from the Black Death , what methods they used to save the sick and what ghosts still inhabit the alleys of Edinburgh.
Walk across the cursed bridge and the suicide bridge, and enter the most terrifying cemetery in the city. There we will tell you stories of resurrections , body snatchers and serial killers that will make your hair stand on end.

What will you discover on this tour?

  • The black plague
  • The cursed bridge
  • The ghost of Mary King's close
  • The Witches of North Berwick
  • The murderers Burke and Hare
  • The body snatchers
  • Calton Hill
  • North Bridge
  • The "closes" of the Royal Mile
  • Old Calton Cemetery

Don't miss this unique experience in Scotland's capital. Book now!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    180 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK
    180 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK
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    180 High Street, next to the Fringe Shop. We carry a blue umbrella

  • 1
    Outside visit
  • 2
    Outside visit
    South Bridge
  • 3
    Outside visit
    North Bridge
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Old Calton Cemetery
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Royal Mile
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Calton Hill

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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ROSA 27 Nov 2023

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Travelled in group - Nov 2023
Elegir bien el tour para visitar la ciudad, porque hay guias que no aportan nada y se pierden dos horas que se pueden utilizar para otras actividades.
Laura 17 Nov 2023
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Super recomendable. Fraco, el guía, te atrapa en la historia. Fue muy profesional, atento y nos hizo vivir una experiencia única.
yolanda 06 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Marta es una excelente guía. Fue muy divertido. Gracias
Virginia 01 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
Manu nos hizo un tour muy entretenido y sorprendente. Recomendable 100%
MARISA 01 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
No lo repetiría, para mi gusto faltan más datos interesantes, Edimburgo da mucho de sí y este tour se quedó corto.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 9 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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