Feeling brave enough to take a moonlit stroll in a graveyard? To probe the murky depths of Edinburgh's Old Town and learn about the city's notorious bodysnatchers? Then come for a ghostly walking tour that will have Bravehearts quaking in their boots.
Your cloaked guide leads you through Edinburgh's atmospheric Old Town on this spookily entertaining late-night walking tour, and leaves you with plenty to ponder as you return to your accommodation – alone!
The tour begins at the Mercat Cross, scene of punishment and public executions in Edinburgh's past. You'll hear the tale of the one survivor of Scotland's terrible defeat by the English at Flodden in 1513. How did he secure his safety?
Next, you'll discover what depraved and satanic acts were perpetrated by the Wizard of the West Bow, and no ghost tour is complete without a visit to the haunted underground vaults beneath the South Bridge. You will shiver as you hear of the strange and sinister happenings that took place in these candlelit rooms, where shadows dance on the damp stone walls. Some of the spirits that haunt these vaults are malevolent and resentful of intrusion. Whatever you do, do not wander off alone!
As you proceed down Canongate, listen out for the sound of ghostly bagpipes. The Canongate Graveyard is the last resting place of many an Edinburgh worthy and provides an eerie backdrop for the evening's final tales. You will venture deep into this necropolis, over the moldering remains of Edinburgh's forefathers. Dare you join us?
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