Edinburgh ghost tours take two formats. The most common one has a strong focus on the real-life historical stories of the Old Town. The Old Town in Edinburgh had ten storey-high buildings and many underground narrow streets. The tours also tell stories from centuries ago of notorious Edinburgh figures like Deacon Brodie, a burglar and murderer who was hung. Some ghost tours also take up a format of a complete theatrical show. The tour is led by a 'deceased' guide dressed as a vampire with a flair for the dramatic. The storytelling focuses more on the darker side of spirits and supernatural.
One of the best ghost tour spots in Edinburgh is Greyfriars. The Convenanters' Prison in Greyfriars is home of the Black Mausoleum, final resting place of the Bloody MacKenzie poltergeist. MacKenzie was the judge responsible for the execution of the many Covenanters that were once imprisoned.
There are a variety of ghost tours available in Edinburgh as well as other cities.
London is a world renowned for its ghost walks. With a history dating back hundreds and hundreds of years London is rich in haunted sites and spooky places. London ghost tours will take you on the trail of the sinister, the macabre, and the paranormal of Britain's premier city. The tours feature startling recreations of psychic phenomenon and you will witness much that is mysterious and inexplicable.
If you're after scares, then ghost tours are for you. Successfully blending history with humor, the overriding emphasis is the fear factor.