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Ghost Bus Tours Edinburgh

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• Ride in a 1960s Routemaster Bus around Edinburgh
• Get spooked touring the most haunted city in Europe
• This is an entertaining theatrical ghost bus tour
• Live commentary on board the bus to entertain you


What's Included

• Board the 1960's Routemaster bus for a ghost tour of Edinburgh
• Enjoy a comedy horror sightseeing show through Edinburgh
• Get spooked, learning about the most haunted city in Europe
• Explore city sights, where the restless spirits still wander
• Ride the midnight black Ghost Bus and learn about the legend of Burke and Hare
• Tours last around one hour and 15 minutes
• The bus can hold up to 62 passengers

What Can I Expect

Get spooked on these ghost tours around Edinburgh! Hop onboard this rather spectral double decker bus and discover the somewhat gruesome past of Scotland's vibrant capital city. Rumour has it that 'Auld Reekie', as Edinburgh was known, is the most haunted place in the whole of Europe…

Ghosts and ghouls love Edinburgh. In fact, we could tell you that the dead outnumber the living, but that might just make you feel uneasy as you get ready to board the bus. Then there are the endless tales of mysterious unexplained deaths and gruesome goings on. There's even the odd Scottish witch hunt in the 16th and 17th centuries too. If you've got the head for all things scary and paranormal, with some ghoulish comedy thrown in, this the Edinburgh tour for you!

A genuine 1960s Routemaster bus will be your transport for this tour around the shadowy underworld of Edinburgh. As you trundle along some of the most famous routes around town, you'll be impressed by the wonderful buildings (Edinburgh has the nickname 'Athens of the North'). But behind these pleasing facades, there are often tales of woe and tragedy.

The Royal Mile is the epicentre of the ghostly activities, where you will be regaled with treacherous tales. Your grim motorised parade will include Greyfriar's Kirk, Grassmarket, New Town, Old Town, Holyrood Palace and, of course, Edinburgh's impressive hill top castle.

On these frightfully fun evening tours, you'll hear ghastly tales too, such as the story of the Burke and Hare murders of 1828, (the duo murdered and sold their unfortunate victims' cadavers for medical research) and delve into the paranormal side of Edinburgh.

But it's not just the landmark buildings of Auld Reekie that hide a wealth of scary scenarios, this theatrical sightseeing tour might just attract its very own poltergeist onboard the bus. Don't be surprised if strange things happen during your voyage. If, by any chance, a ghost does manage to get past the bus's conductor, rest assured. They wish you no harm and this Scottish ghost busting team is well versed in dealing with errant spooks trying to hitch a ride!


• Tours operate daily throughout the year
• No tour running on 24, 25, 30, 31 December


• Tours depart from Edinburgh Lawnmarket, outside Deacon Brodies Tavern

Suitable For

• Child tickets are available for ages 5-15
• Children 15 years and under must be accompanied by a participating adult
• Wheelchairs are not permitted on board

Anything Else

• Smoking, eating, and drinks other than bottled water are not permitted on the bus
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Rating: 4 stars
J Lincoln
It was a very good bit of fun and history included the presentation was very well delivered
Rating: 4 stars
Maureen Wallace
We did the Edinburgh night ghost tour and it was hilarious. My friend was up from London and I tre...