Old Town Historical and Underground Tour

Join a local historian on our historical walking tour around Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile. Learn about Edinburgh’s fascinating history, literature heroes, infamous criminals and battles that shaped our city into what is today.

This tour will take you into parts of Edinburgh that you did not know existed, off the tourist trail. Hear about how the first skyscrapers in the world were built in Edinburgh, indeed we hosted the tallest buildings in the world long before any other country caught onto the trend.

Find out who the famous local criminal was that became the inspiration for Jekyll & Hyde. Learn where the word Black Market came from, where Ebeneezer Scrooge is buried (yes, really) and how Edinburgh University worked closely with the serial killers Burke & Hare.

Edinburgh’s history is long and fascinating, made even more special when told by our enthusiastic and passionate guides.

Our tour includes a visit to Edinburgh’s Underground Vaults, one of the most hidden and historic places in all of Edinburgh. Your guide will tell you about our Underground’s dark history and some of the strangest things that happen down there as well as some famous historic characters connected to our specific vaults.

From £18 per adult

Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

January — December

Contact details

City of Edinburgh Tours

Old Police Box
Hunter Square
Royal Mile

Tour information


  • Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh - City Centre




  • Walking


  • Medium Group (17-30)
  • Small Group (1-16)


  • English


  • Ghosts and Supernatural
  • History
  • Walking

Tour prices

From £18 Per Adult £12 Per Child £17 Concession

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Prices are subject to change depending on season

Tour Stops

City of Edinburgh Tours

Tour company information

City of Edinburgh Tours

Since 2012 we have been conducting underground ghost tours in the Old Town of Edinburgh, showing our customers the secrets of this historic city. We offer a daily historical tour of the Old Town and a nightly pub crawl, additionally, we provide a Spanish ghost tour every evening. All our tours are available on private request and can be conducted in French and German. For our ghost tours and the Outlander tour, all our guides dress in period costume and play a character from Scotland’s bloody past

Opening times

7 days a week from 11.30 AM to 10.30 PM

December 25th Closed

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