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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh

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icon1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

Delve into Edinburgh’s horrific history on this evening ghost bus tour. With your spooky local guide, visit the city’s most terrifying locations, haunted by infamy and restless spirits! From your seat in a double-decker vintage bus, gaze at eerie sites such as Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh Castle, Grassmarket, and the Royal Mile. Throughout the trip, hear anecdotes and facts about Edinburgh’s chilling past, replete with bloody executions, unspeakable tortures, and murder.
  • Ghost tour around Edinburgh in a vintage double-decker bus
  • Discover the ghastly goings on from Edinburgh’s history
  • Admire Edinburgh’s historic attractions, including Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Hear accounts of strange occurrences witnessed in haunted locations including Greyfriars Kirk and Grassmarket square
  • Enjoy enthralling commentary from an entertaining guide
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  • 435 Lawnmarket , 435 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2NT, UK

    Departing from Edinburgh Lawn market, outside Deacon Brodies Tavern. All tours depart from this location excluding tours between 3rd - 28th August 2022 which will operate from St Andrews Square (Meeting Point 2)

  • St Andrew Square (Stop YD) , Edinburgh EH2 1AF, UK

    Due to The Edinburgh Festival Season we will operating from a temporary stand at St Andrew Square from 3rd - 28th August 2022. All other dates we will be operating from Meeting Point 1 (The Lawn Market)

  • This activity will end right where it started.
    Choose an evening start time and meet your creepy guide in central Edinburgh for a journey through the city’s gruesome history. Board the vintage double-decker ghost bus, grab a seat in the shadowy upper or lower deck, and peer out the window as you travel the dimming city streets.  

    As you ride, allow your conductor’s chilling tales to transport you to the dark side. Hear about Edinburgh’s famous executions, murders, misdeeds, and most sinister characters. Rile at the stories of Burke and Hare, notorious gravediggers who made a killing off cadaver sales to medical schools in the 19th century, and the incensed witch hunts of the 16th and 17th centuries. 

    Pass the city’s most haunted sites and infamous landmarks like Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and Greyfriars Kirk, plagued by the wandering souls of restless spirits. Visit Grassmarket and discover its bloody history as the execution site of many famous traitors and disrupters, including the unfortunate 'half-hangit' Maggie Dickson. Be sure to ask your guide about this story!

    By the end, you have an intimate understanding of Edinburgh’s sinister side. Your tour leaves you in Edinburgh Old Town with time to warm your chilled soul at a local pub.
    Itinerary
    Pass By:  
    Edinburgh Castle
    Customers will be provided with information on Edinburgh Castles spiritual and historical past.
    Pass By:  
    Edinburgh Old Town
    Customers will be provided with information on Edinburgh Old Town's spiritual and historical past.
    Pass By:  
    Royal Mile
    Customers will be provided with information on Royal Mile's spiritual and historical past.
    Pass By:  
    Greyfriars Kirk
    Customers will be provided with information on Greyfriars spiritual and historical past.
    Pass By:  
    Palace of Holyroodhouse
    Customers will be provided with information on the Palace of Holyroodhouse's spiritual and historical past.
    Pass By:  
    Grassmarket
    Customers will be provided with information on Grassmarket's spiritual and historical past
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Please arrive 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time. The tour cannot wait for late passengers and they cannot be admitted once the show has started.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 54 travelers
    • OPERATED BY The Ghost Bus Tours
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh?
    A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    See all safety measures taken by Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    See all safety measures taken by Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh?
    A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    See all safety measures taken by Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh.

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    • "Don't expect a paranormal investigation, but do expect lots of laughs and giggles." See review

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    star-5
    Good family friendly tour
    Sherin_M
    , Aug 2022
    It was a good family friendly tour... But if you're looking for something scary... Probably not for you. I did thinks it was entertaining🎭..
    star-1
    Don’t waste your money
    Layan_A
    , Aug 2022
    It was absolutely terrible and disappointing,we were so excited and even though we arrived on time they said there were simply no seats for us!??? And they didn’t even bother hooking us up with another bus,or receiving a full refund.
    star-5
    This was such a fun and...
    Matt_O
    , Aug 2022
    This was such a fun and fascinating experience. Spooky Samuel, the tour guide, was fantastic. I was totally immersed into the ghoulish history of Edinburgh. Angus the bus driver was brilliant too. I would recommend this to anyone visiting Edinburgh. An amazing city and wonderful people.
    star-5
    Enjoyable Experience
    Liz_H
    , Aug 2022
    Very funny and well worth doing. It was a fun way to see some key parts of Edinburgh and a good experience. Took a teenager (14 year old boy) who really enjoyed it.
    star-2
    Opportunity missed
    Julie_M
    , Jul 2022
    Edinburgh is rich with ghost stories and looks beautiful especially at night so this should have been amazing. I’ve looked forward to doing this tour for a long time but I’m sorry to say I didn’t enjoy it. The completely over the top acting by the tour guide (Sam?)and his accomplis mr Hinge was neither funny or scary. I also found some of the comments really sleazy and inappropriate. An excellent opportunity missed. I will not be recommending this tour.
    star-5
    Never has a trip to the graveyard been so much fun
    ANGELA_H
    , Jul 2022
    The conductor Tommy Terror was fantastic, funny, informative and slightly unhinged, just what we were looking for.
    star-5
    Our tour was so epic. I...
    Yentle_D
    , Jul 2022
    Our tour was so epic. I came with my disabled mother and they were so accomodaring. When we stopped at a graveyard for some spooky tales, my mother was able to stay on the bus and get some tales of her own thanks to the televisions on the bus. This was good fun, and we had a blast on it.
    star-5
    An ideal evening trip
    Rosemary_B
    , Jul 2022
    Tour guides were excellent. Funny but informative. Parking nearby which was ideal for my needs. I would recommend to friends
    star-1
    Terrible I got covid and could not attend.
    Aracely_J
    , Jul 2022
    I am very disappointed I got covid and I was hoping for a refund. Unfortunately the company refused, they can extended for own year. Like I can go back in one yr. I wonder what the cdc would say about this.
    star-5
    Fun ride and tour w/macabre stories.
    Alison_C
    , Jul 2022
    So fun! Cemetery was great and the stories were perfect. Mr. Sutton was perfect as our undertaker-esque guide. Highly recommended!
    star-5
    Amazing tour
    Wenqi_S
    , Jun 2022
    I took part in the tour with my friend and the trip was so interesting. The tour is worthy to be recommended.
    star-5
    Tons of fun!
    Ann_C
    , Jun 2022
    What a fun excursion. Hector our guide was hysterical! Had the entire bus laughing. Not really your typical ghost tour but it was tons of fun! Highly recommend for all ages.
    star-5
    Excellent & enjoyable
    Elisha_M
    , Jun 2022
    The whole tour was excellent - don't want to give too much away. The whole family enjoyed the experience
    star-5
    Oliver Sutton was brilliant
    Megan_M
    , Jun 2022
    Great experience overall! The tour guide Oliver really made it, he was funny and really in character. 100% recommend.
    star-3
    Student production..
    Michael_F
    , Jun 2022
    This was an average tour, with student level production qualities. Definitely humorous but not worth the cost.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    A fun evening activity for families
    mlamljords
    , Jun 2022
    We traveled to Edinburgh with our three teen daughters and we all had a great time in the tour. Oliver was terrific and very knowledgeable. We would recommend this tour.
    star-3
    Fine
    Alice_W
    , Jun 2022
    It was alright. The conductor tried really hard. I would have liked more facts, it just felt like playing pretend
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    The Ghost Bus Tour
    Kimberly_P
    , Jun 2022
    What a great evening with Tommy Terror and Angus. The whole family (11 of us) had a great time ages ranging 11-72. It’s spooky and lots of interesting facts. Highly recommend this tour. The vintage bus and decor inside makes this tour high unique and sets the stage for ghost hunting and stories
    star-5
    Jumps and giggles 🤭
    Tracey_F
    , Jun 2022
    Amazing definitely something to add to your list. Hector is brilliant couldn’t have asked for a better tour guide! Full of knowledge but hilariously entertaining, an absolute character full of energy even on the last tour of the night ! Brilliant!
    star-5
    Platty Joobs weekend
    Tabetha_C
    , Jun 2022
    We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. It was informative, and interesting but funny and entertaining at the same time. The conductor was fab and the bus decor really added to the whole ‘vibe’. I think if it had been darker it may have been more theatrical but nevertheless very good fun.

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