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City of the Dead Haunted Graveyard Tour

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This tour has sole access to the Covenanter's Prison, a locked section of Greyfriars Graveyard and lair of the infamous Mackenzie Poltergeist, the best supernatural case of all time - responsible for hundreds of 'attacks' on the tours.

Combining history, humour and horror, the walk ends inside the Covenanter’s Prison – a locked section of a 16th century walled cemetery. This is the lair of the ‘McKenzie Poltergeist’ – now the best-documented paranormal case in history. 

As well as receiving massive national and international television and newspaper coverage, the McKenzie Poltergeist is the subject of an acclaimed book - The Ghost That Haunted Itself. Signed copies are available after the tour. 

Since City of the Dead has the only access to the Prison, we have been able to record all of the ‘attacks’ on visitors there. So far there have been over 900 – including 180 people who have been knocked unconscious!

Our walks are written and researched by historical author and award winning novelist, J A Henderson – who has written books on the Underground City, The Mackenzie Poltergeist and Haunted Edinburgh. Our guides are a mixture of historians and professional entertainers, picked for their ability to improvise, entertain and make each tour unique and individual. 

 This is history brought to life through storytelling, rather than simply walking around and pointing out historical facts. As a result we have enjoyed years of rave media reviews. City of the Dead has been named “Britain’s Best Ghost Walk” by Scare.com, Yahoo! Travel and Virgin Media and is the only Scottish attraction to be short listed for the prestigious Screamie Awards (3 times!) and the Luxury Travel Awards. We also won Scare Tours ‘Best Ghost Tour’ award.


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This offer is valid on every Haunted Graveyard Tour and until the 18th February 2022.

Note: Not valid on the Double Dead Tour or Underground Tours


COVID-19 information

In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

This business has confirmed that they have implemented, and will ensure ongoing compliance with, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels protocols. The Safe Travels stamp is based on self-assessment and it is not a certification.

Contact details

Black Hart Entertainment/City of the Dead Tours
City of the Dead Sign (or the tree with our plaque) on the pavement at the side of St Giles' Cathedral
Parliament Square
Royal Mile
Midlothian
Scotland
EH1 1RE
Starting
Edinburgh Edinburgh - City Centre
Length
2
Hours
Transport
Walking
Type
Bespoke Large Group (31+) Medium Group (17-30) Private Small Group (1-16)
Themes
Ghosts and Supernatural History Walking

Tour prices

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  • £16 Per Adult
  • £14 Concession
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Tour company information

Black Hart Entertainment/City of the Dead Tours

Researched and designed by best-selling historical author and award winning novelist J A Henderson, our walks combine the weirdest stories, wickedest humour and wildest history. And we have sole access to two of the word's most haunted locations - Damnation Alley in Edinburgh's legendary 'Underground City' and the Covenanter's Prison in Greyfriars Graveyard. This locked section is the lair of the infamous Mackenzie Poltergeist, the best documented supernatural case of all time and responsible for hundreds of 'attacks' on our participants. Zoiks!

Opening times

Office hours 10.00am - 10.00pm all year round (excluding Xmas Day and New Year's Eve).
Tours run daytime and night time. Call 0131 225 9044 for times

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