The Greyfriars Graveyard Tour
Burials have been taking place in Greyfriars Kirkyard since the mid 16th century, situated at the southern edge of the Old Town. The cemetery has many notable Edinburgh residents interred within it.
Join us on a fascinating guided walking tour of one of Scotland’s most renowned cemeteries. This picturesque historic burial ground contains the mortal remains of many incredible characters. Some of whom have shaped our nation’s history for better or worse. Be shocked, surprised, amused, disgusted, moved and entertained as your guide reveals the many curious echoes from the past.
Discover the inspirations for JK Rowling’s world of Harry Potter amongst the gravestones of the kirkyard. And, hear the heartwarming story of Greyfriars Bobby Scotland’s most beloved dog.
Highlights: Greyfriars Kirkyard. Greyfriars Bobby. Covenanters Prison, George Mackenzie mausoleum. Curious tales of Edinburgh’s Historic Old Town.
All children aged up to 15 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Not suitable for children under 5 years old.
£14 per person, £50 for 4 people
£100 for groups of a minimum of 2 people up to a maximum of 6 people. £140 for groups up to a max of 12 people. £180 for groups up to a max of 16 people. £400 for groups up to a max of 36 people.
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“Any time I travel to somewhere new, my partner and I love to do a ghost tour. We were recommended this tour by a family member and it really did not disappoint!
We were totally spooked and had a laugh at the same time. The tour itself was very informative with comedic and spooky aspects as well, making it extremely entertaining and worth the money.”
“Very awesome experience if you like dark history. The tour makes you see some easy to overlook landmarks/monuments, that have macabre stories behind them.
Entering the vaults gives you a little taste of how the less fortunate people used to “live”, if you can even call it that.”
“We had a fantastic time on our tour. Our guide was knowledgable and very funny. The tour was very informative and something different to do. We certainly recommend.”
“A really good time, got to learn some history of the city I didn’t know and while I didn’t have any spooky experiences it was still eerie in the vaults. Tour guide was charismatic and entertaining.”
“The vaults tour is worth it, the guide was super entertaining and the whole experience was creepy, insightful and fascinating. Must go!”