City of the Dead tours -Edinburgh

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Need something spooky to do this Halloween? Why not try the City of the Dead tours double dead tour in Edinburgh….

City of the dead tours
City of the dead tours


During our stay in Edinburgh we booked the Double Dead walking tour with City of the dead tours.  Not having been on a ghost tour before I didn’t know what to expect!
We booked ahead on line and met our tour guide at the stand by the Cathedral.
I was pleased to see that our guide, (unlike others we had seen wandering around) was not dressed up as a gimmick.
Our guide was informative and very observant. If you were not booked on the tour and tried to tag along, you were chastised and told to move on!
Edinburgh is full of history and has a scary, spooky past. The City of the Dead tours guide told us stories of the history of the town and buildings we passed as we walked.
When we got to the underground vaults it was very dark and cold! The stories here made my hairs stand on end. There were times when we had to turn out any lights and we were stood in pitch black! (Bring a torch or use the torch on your phone if you want to see at all!) I wasn’t as scared as I thought I would be but I think that’s because there were so many of us in the group.

Next we made our way to Greyfriars kirkyard. The guide took us through the graveyard, famous for Greyfriars Bobby. After a revelation from the guide about this story we were taken to a locked area of the kirkyard. The Covenanters prison. The scariest part of the graveyard. Here we were taken to the tomb, home to the Mackensie poltergeist. I won’t spoil any more for those you want to take this tour but we left with a fright!

Our last stop was the Greyfriars Bobby pub just outside the kirkyard. A good idea to have a nice beer after the tour!

If you like history, ghost stories and a bit of fun I recommend taking a tour with City of the dead tours…

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