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Come on a ride to discover the most mysterious side of Edinburgh. Discover the stories of the most haunted city in Europe.
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What will you discover?

Mysteries – Discover the most distressing unresolved stories and enigmas of the city.

Ghosts – Do you know why Edinburgh has a Department of Parapsilogy?

Witchcraft – What were the real stories behind the witch trials?

Cannibals – Cannibal clans in the city.

Ressurectors – Why were the cemeteries guarded at night?


A dark past of diseases, wars, murders and conspiracies that have been marked in the streets and alleys of which many claims to be the most enchanted city in Europe. Surprising and disturbing stories; for which many of us overcome any fiction. Resurrectors, cannibals, witchcraft…

We will travel to the places where these events occurred, and we will walk through cursed cemeteries in search of the hidden meaning of these stories and mysteries never revealed.

What is an “Almost Free Tour”?

An Almost Free Tour is a new concept where we give you the best-guided tours of Edinburgh for an unbeatable price accessible to all audiences. On a Free Tour, an average tip of between £8 and £10 is suggested at the end. We give you an unbeatable price, and we do not ask you for a tip in the end. You know what you pay before you start.


All you need to know

Tour Details


  • £5 adults.
  • £5 children, seniors and students.


1 hour 15 minutes aproximately

Departure 19:30 pm | Return 20:45 pm


Live guide in English 

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  • Transport.
  • The safety and professionalism of your driver/guide in Spanish to ensure you experience the most incredible Scottish stories.

Not included

  • Food and drink.
  • Optional entrance and guided tours to the attractions.

How to book

  • Online: click book now and select the day to check the availability. Make the payment using a credit or debit card.
  • By phone:  +44 (0) 131 202 9020 using a credit or debit card.

We recommend booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Instant confirmation

  • Once the payment is completed, the receipt and details of the tour will be sent to you in the confirmation email.
  • It is not necessary to print the receipt.

Important information

  • Scotland’s weather can be very unpredictable. We recommend that you bring warm waterproof clothing and comfortable, appropriate shoes.
  • The itinerary and stops may vary due to circumstances beyond our control.


Free! Cancel free of charge up to 3 days before the activity. If you cancel after that, no refund will be offered.



Shortly after the exit, we will descend to the mysterious oldest loch in Edinburgh, of which few people know of its existence. It acted as a sewer of the city, and was also the place chosen to perform witchcraft trials. You will discover the eccentricities of the Scottish elite and their darkest superstitions.


Later you will see the square whose pubs still remember the terrible stories about the hundreds of people unjustly executed. It was also in one of these pubs where William Hare and William Burke looked for their future victims. Many compare them with the Jack the Ripper himself. What did they plot?


According to the University of Edinburgh, the cemetery of Greyfriars is one of the places with the highest paranormal activity in the world. This university has a chair of parapsychology to try to explain some of the strange events that occurred to locals and tourists. What is it that this cemetery really hides?

Royal Mile

It went from being the street where the most influential nobles lived, to becoming the most dangerous street in the whole city. Then the legend of the underground city would be born. Illegal activities and stories that would surprise anyone.

Holyrood Park

We will pass by the Queen’s Palace where you will learn about the stories of love and passion that unleashed some of the most controversial stories of Mary Queen of Scots time. On the other hand, next to this place in Arthur Seat not long ago, a group of children who were playing there found one of the great mysteries of the city. Perhaps witchcraft in Edinburgh was not just a practice of the past.

Old Calton Cemetery

Soon after, we will walk through Old Calton Cemetery. In Edinburgh, one of the most curious professions in all history was created. “The resurrectors”. When two Irish people heard this, they came up with an idea to get rich without having to wait for people to die. What did they really do?

North Bridge

You will cross North Bridge, a place of incredible views of an enchanted city on a bridge that was inaugurated under a great superstition. Why?

Customer Reviews

It was a very interesting experience with amazing stories and a very good tour guide. Perfect evening! Thanks Gema

Daiana L | Tripadvisor

Gemma is a very nice guide. Her stories are well told and nicely narrated.
The only problem is that we were recommended a restaurant Pibroch restaurant, we arrived at 8p.m. and they didn't serve us because we hadn't booked beforehand. This meant that we were starving and desperate looking for somewhere to have dinner.

Ana G | Tripadvisor
Departure Point

Our departure point is the bus stop at Waverley Bridge (next to Waverley Train Station).

Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh.


Do I need to bring my own food?

Lunch time is in a place where you can choose between restaurants, cafes or supermarkets. On the other hand, if you want to bring your own food you are more than welcome.

Can children travel?

Of course! We welcome children of all ages.

In what type of vehicle are the tours made?

The excursion will take place in vehicles of 8, 49 or 53 seats equipped with the latest safety devices. In the case of small group tours the trip is guaranteed in minibuses of 8 seats.

Is the payment secure?

Our system of online payment and by telephone is 100% safe and encrypted against fraud or unauthorised transactions. In addition, we do not have access to your credit card data.

We are certified under a Comodo SSL protocol of 2048 bits.

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