Editor Picks: The Best Ghost Tours in Edinburgh

by Paul Joseph  |  Published June 25, 2019

The picturesque, cobbled streets of Scotland’s capital harbor a dark history of torture, body-snatching and witchcraft. With the city also a hub for local performers, the setting and characters combine to create immersive ghost tours that are a popular choice for visitors. As you make your way through the streets you’ll frequently glimpse the performers taking their place for an evening of storytelling, preparing to transport back in time to the city’s past.

While you might accidentally find yourself confronted by these ghostly characters, we’ve highlighted some of the tours that will ensure you safely navigate the dark past of the city with each experience offering its own twist on the classic ghost tour.