All aboard the Necrobus for a night of spooky sightseeing. The Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tour can be booked in advance below.

• Hear dark tales and historical facts from a live guide.

• See Edinburgh by night explore a graveyard or two.

• Tours depart Waverley Bridge daily at 18:00 and 19:30.

• Extra 21:00 departures available Friday and Saturday.

Details

About The Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tour:

The Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tour is a comedy sightseeing tour with a spooky twist. You'll be picked up on Waverley Bridge by a black 1960s routemaster bus bedecked in eerie decorations and livery. Beckoning passengers aboard is the creepy conductor, who also acts as a guide for the 75 minute journey into Edinburgh's dark and haunted past.

Hear accounts of gruesome murders, infamous killers and turbulent events all while visiting the city's most iconic landmarks. The experience is further brought to life by a wacky cast of on-board actors and special effects, as well as a state-of-the-art sound system, screens and cameras. Find out more about Edinburgh's only haunted 'fright bus' service below.


today Season:

  • All Year Round, Daily | Except Dec 24, 25, 30 & 31.

place Departure Point:

  • Bus stop on Waverley Bridge, next to Princes Street Gardens, opposite the Princes Mall exit of Waverley station.

hourglass_empty Duration:

  • Approx. 75 minutes.

schedule Tour Times:

  • During peak seasons such as Halloween new show times may be added. When this happens we'll inform followers on Facebook.

Tour Details:

This night bus tour visits iconic sights throughout Edinburgh such as Edinburgh Castle, the New Town, Grassmarket, Greyfriars Kirk, the Old Town, Holyrood Palace and the Royal Mile. However, you won't be exploring the beauty of the city's Gothic and Georgian architecture, or famous figures from Scotland's past (unless they chopped a few people up). You'll be looking at the Auld Reekie from a grimmer perspective, that is, the dark and haunted side from which so many tales of horror have spawned.

Join your ghost bus guides and learn about the hysterical brutality of Scotland's 16th & 17th century witch hunts, notable executions, and well known characters such as Burke and Hare. Keep your wits about you, as it might not just be in the haunted corners of Edinburgh that restless souls manifest themselves, they may choose to pop up on the bus itself!

This theatrical sightseeing experience includes plenty of humour and engaging characters to create a fun and memorable night out. The creepy conductor will point out the locations where murders, torture and executions took place. In fact, even the black routemaster bus that ferries passengers through the night was once used for funeral services (see below). Think you're sitting in an empty seat? You might want to peer over your shoulder just to make sure...

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Important Information & Usage instructions

To start the Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tour select your preferred date/time and book your tickets.

You will immediately receive a confirmation email, followed by a unique booking ID number. Please present this ID number to staff at the bus stop on Waverley Bridge (next to Princes Street Gardens, opposite the Princes Mall exit of Waverley Station).

We recommend you arrive at least 15 minutes early. A contact number for the tour operator (Ghost Bus Tours Ltd) will be listed on your initial confirmation email.

NOTE:

• Adult tickets aged 16-59 years.

• Child tickets aged 5-15 years.

• Note that students and seniors (60+ years) may be asked to present a valid form of ID before boarding the bus. Valid international IDs are accepted.

CANCELLATION:

• Full refunds can be provided for cancellation requests notified at least 24 hours in advance of the activity start time.

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