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Ghosts and Horrors Tour

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Fraser

60 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Why book with me? Your group are guaranteed a private tour!

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TWO PERSONS MINIMUM BOOKING
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There are also educational aspects of this tour. This will benefit your young ones on this family friendly tour.

On your walking ghosts and horrors tour you will hear amazing things about what happened down and beneath our side streets. Plus, a sensational Royal murder!

We will then explore the hidden, dark secrets of Greyfriars graveyard - we call it a kirkyard in Scotland - as we navigate safe passage from one resting pace to another.

You will learn of the ghost of George 'Bloody' MacKenzie. The fate of thousands of Covenanters, who they were and why they were persecuted.

Also, the ghost of John Cheesley of Dalry. You will not find John's resting place on your own. I came across its exact location by chance from a book published in the 1880s I own.

You will also hear about Edinburgh's very own most famous serial killers, graverobbing and what stopped it.
Other things to note
You will not have anyone sneaking up behind you and causing you to scream! We will be doing this tour in the dark. I shall be carrying a torch. You will be perfectly safe at all times.
Why book with me? Your group are guaranteed a private tour!

This helps maximise safety from Coronavirus.

TWO PERSONS MINIMUM BOOKING
REQUIREMENT

There are also educational aspects of this tour. This will benefit your young ones on this family friendly tour.

On your walking ghosts and horrors tour you will hear amazing things about what happened down and beneath our side st…

Fraser's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Equipment
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/ person
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Meet your host, Fraser

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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I am a keen historian, specialising in the social history of Edinburgh. my home city for over 40 years. This is my sixth consecutive year as a professional tour guide.

I use the magical, fascinating and true pieces of the social history of my city I have learned into all my tours, to make your experience uniquely memorable and special.
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Where you'll be

Many of the places I will take you to are only identifiable by reference to antique books These enable me to know exactly where the best stories can be told, because I am one of few people in Edinburgh who know, for example, where John Chiesley of Dalry is really at rest.

I can also explain to you exactly what a mortsafe means, how it will have been secured, and what happened to many whose graves were not so well protected

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 16 reviews.

James
September 2020
Fraser really captures the stories of ghostly Edinburgh in a concise and gripping way. It turns out there are many of them within the Royal Mile! We loved this experience and would recommend it to anyone, particularly at dusk. Fraser is very knowledgeable and talked in detail around some of the more mysterious aspects of the tour, such as Greyfriars Kirkyard. He also added an extra bit on as a bonus at the end for us, which was a lovely touch. Thanks Fraser!
Fraser really captures the stories of ghostly Edinburgh in a concise and gripping way. It turns out there are many of them within the Royal Mile! We loved this experience and would…
Elizabeth
September 2020
Fraser was a great host with an extensive knowledge of the subject matter. He was able to answer all our questions in-depth. It wasn't quite as 'spooky' as I was expecting but was a fun night!
Janine
August 2020
Fraser was very kind and with great knowledge of his topic. Edinburgh is in his blood and he had past relatives who also wrote about the topic which made his tour unique.
Nichola
August 2020
Wonderful story telling from a very knowledgeable host. And when I asked about another subject Fraser went out of his way in offering to share information on that and show us those particular sights as they were of interest to us. My son is 14 and I wasn't sure he would stay interested but he said he loved in and learnt a lot. He said the one hour went really quickly and agreed how professional Fraser was.
Wonderful story telling from a very knowledgeable host. And when I asked about another subject Fraser went out of his way in offering to share information on that and show us those…
Lauren
August 2020
An amazing experience, Fraser has a great way of telling the stories to you which keeps you hooked for the whole tour. He made me feel welcome and comfortable, also very inclusive and personal going out of his way to get to know each guest a little bit...as I am on a trip on my own it was lovey to have a nice chat between spots. Fraser was also able to give great recommendations of places to visit during the rest of my stay which I greatly appreciated...I would definitely recommend this tour, very interesting and an overall great experience. Thank you Fraser! 😁
An amazing experience, Fraser has a great way of telling the stories to you which keeps you hooked for the whole tour. He made me feel welcome and comfortable, also very inclusive…
Barry
August 2020
Thank you Fraser for a wonderful evening. You made all our group very welcome, involving all our family sharing some very special stories. Highly recommend.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Rainwear

Strong walking shoes/boots