Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tour
Activities

Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Various days
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Enjoy a comedy horror sightseeing show through Edinburgh
  • Get spooked, learning about the most haunted city in Europe
  • Explore city sights, where the restless spirits still wander
  • Ride the midnight black Ghost Bus and learn about the legend of Burke and Hare
What to expect

Enjoy a theatrical sightseeing tour of Edinburgh on-board the 75-minute Ghost Bus, a beautifully refurbished vintage double-decker, painted in traditional midnight black. Your creepy conductor will tell you about Edinburgh’s grave robbers, plague victims, and the ghosts that reside in the most haunted city in Europe.

Explore the city's gruesome past, while admiring its most famous monuments, including Edinburgh Castle, Grassmarket, Greyfriar's Kirk, Holyrood Palace and the Royal Mile. As you traverse the Old Town and New Town, visit the sites of murders, tortures, and executions. Hear about the infamous Burke and Hare, and the hundreds of women who were drowned or burned as witches.

The bus boasts decorative features that include atmospheric lamps and window curtains. In 1967, the entire fleet was destroyed in a mysterious fire, and only one bus survived. Will you?

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • What's included
    • Tour in a Necrobus
    • Tour guide
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 5-15)
    • Family (2 adults with 2 children)
    • Students with valid ID
    • Seniors (65+)
    Where
    • 435 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2NT, United Kingdom
    Meeting point:

    Departing from Edinburgh Lawnmarket, outside Deacon Brodies Tavern.

    What to remember
    • The local operator takes no responsibility for items left on the bus. Personal items are carried at the owners risk and local operator can take no responsibility for items damaged or lost.
    • Smoking, eating, and drinks other than bottled water are not permitted while onboard
    • The bus is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible
    • This experience requires good weather. If your tour canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour start time

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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    The Ghost Bus Tours
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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