Edinburgh Ghost In-App Audio Walk: Discover the Scariest Places of the City

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 2 km
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Duration 1h 30m
Audio tours on your smartphone
After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
Control your experience
With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
No internet is required
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Hosted by Ryan
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Meet some of the most infamous characters on a self-guided ghost walk through the city's dark side
  • Get to know Burke and Hare who committed a series of killings back in the 1800's in Scotland
  • Listen to tales about witch burning, grave robbing, body snatching, and mysterious killings
  • Visit the kirkyard which used to be a burial site from the late 1680s until the 1950's
Welcome to Edinburgh, a beautiful modern city with a horrid and brutal past! This self-guided horror walk on your smartphone will take you around the old town of Edinburgh to explore the twisting closes and streets that have played host to some of the most brutal parts of the city's past. This audio walk takes you from the Royal Mile where you will learn why it was once considered as "the world's end". As you walk down to the Grassmarket the audio commentary will reveal the story of Thomas Weir, infamously known as the Wizard of Westbow. The market itself was not only for shopping but for merciless punishment that will send shivers down your spine. Finally, you will walk through Greyfriars Cemetery where you will hear stories about grave robbing, body snatching, and mysterious killings. There are steps involved so be careful as you make your way through the old town. This is not a ghost tour as such, but more a dark history tour. However, that doesn't mean you aren't in for a fright!

What's included

  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • Earphones — you should bring your own
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Tron Kirk
122 High St
Exit from the Greyfriars Cemetery
1 Forrest Rd
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at support@wegotrip.com.
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Meet the host, Ryan
On WeGoTrip since 2019
I am an Edinburgh based journalist, storyteller and tour guide with a passion for the weird and wonderful of our capital city.

4 ratings & review

October 2022
Very easy and fun way to spend the evening. The stories of Agnes and Maggie, made it real and brought it fully to life.
March 2022
It was really fun. We tripped during the night and It helped us to get into the mood. Storytelling was simple and educated. Interactivity was also provide great experience.
August 2021
Excellent easy to use saw parts of city wouldn’t have otherwise ! Good information and easy to listen too commentary loved the stories

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