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Guided Sightseeing Ghost Bus Tour in Edinburgh

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Board the last surviving traditional black Necropolis Routemaster bus and pass by Edinburgh's most iconic landmarks steeped in eerie history!

Highlights

  • Explore Edinburgh's grim past on a 75-min theatrical tour. Unveil eerie tales of iconic sites like the piper who mysteriously disappeared in the Edinburgh Castle tunnels.

  • Enjoy a unique blend of comedy and horror aboard the vintage 1960s Routemaster bus, guided by professional actors personifying creepy conductors.

  • Feel the spine-tingling allure of the Royal Mile and Grassmarket, as you delve into tales of the city's witches, grave robbers, and lingering restless spirits.

  • Learn about the gruesome Burke and Hare murders, the ghosts and legends of Holyrood Palace and the hauntings of Greyfriars Kirk.

  • Fun Fact: The Ghost Bus was once a funeral bus and is the sole survivor of its fleet that met a fiery end under mysterious circumstances in 1967.

Inclusions

  • 75-min ghost bus tour of Edinburgh

  • English-speaking guide

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

A Journey into Edinburgh’s Eerie Past

Sink your teeth into the darker side of Edinburgh with this spooky tour. Embark on a theatrical sightseeing journey aboard a classic 1960s Routemaster bus, the last surviving bus from the Necropolis Bus Company fleet. Your adventure begins at the historic Deacon Brodies Tavern in Edinburgh Lawnmarket. Here, you'll be welcomed by your guide, a professional actor masked as a creepy conductor, who will escort you onto the jet-black bus, once used for funerals, setting the stage for the eerie tales to come. Are you ready to ride a bus that has carried the deceased?

Dark Secrets of Edinburgh

As the bus winds its way through the city’s most famed sites like Edinburgh Castle, The New Town, Grassmarket, Greyfriars Kirk, The Old Town, Holyrood Palace, and the Royal Mile, you’ll learn about Edinburgh's gruesome history. Hear tales of witches, plague victims, and restless spirits that allegedly linger in one of the most haunted cities in Europe. The tale of the infamous body snatchers, Burke and Hare, is sure to send chills down your spine. The conductor uses theatrical artistry paired with technical trickery to create an unforgettable comedy horror show.

Itinerary

  • Scott Monument

  • St. Cuthbert's Graveyard

  • Edinburgh Castle

  • Grassmarket

  • Greyfriars Bobby

  • Greyfriars Church

  • St. Giles Cathedral

  • Calton Hill

  • Holyrood Palace

  • Holyrood Park

  • Parliament Building

  • The Royal Mile

Important Information

  • Children aged 15 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • A brief walk is included as part of the tour.

Restrictions

  • The bus is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 mins before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Students must show valid Student ID.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Edinburgh Lawnmarket, outside Deacon Brodies Tavern..

  • Address: Edinburgh, UK .

  • Landmark: Outside Deacon Brodies Tavern..

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Victoria Street. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses 9, 23, 27 to get you there.

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