City of the Dead Haunted Graveyard Tour

Haunted Graveyard

‘Delivered EXPERTLY with the right balance of humour and horror’ – Scarecon

Not just a tour.  A PHENOMENON.

The Graveyard tour combines the weirdest history with the wildest stories and wickedest humour around.   This tour even has a unique gift shop – located in a graveyard funeral parlour!

Best of all, City of the Dead has access to Edinburgh’s Covenanter’s Prison and the Black Mausoleum – lair of the world famous Mackenzie Poltergeist .  An encounter with the poltergeist is the highlight of the tour, with hundreds of people claiming to have been attacked by the enitity.  The MacKenzie Poltergeist is now regarded as the best documented supernatural case of all time and the tour has become equally famous – the subject of books as well as scores of television documentaries, newspaper articles and websites.

‘Combines the WEIRDEST history with the WILDEST stories and the WICKEDEST humour’ – Sunday Times

A careful blend of fascinating history and distinctive humour, culminating in a genuinely terrifying experience has made the Haunted Graveyard Tour a phenomenon.

Read the story of the Mackenzie Poltergeist in the acclaimed non-fiction book The Ghost That Haunted Itself and the novel Father Figure by Jan Andrew Henderson.


The Mackenzie Poltergeist can cause physical and mental distress.   You join the tour at your own risk. 

Tour Times

Nightly from the single tree by the roadside wall of St Giles Cathedral on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.

  • Summer (Easter to Halloween)
  • Tour Cost
    £13.00 (£11.00 discount £9.00 child) Tour lasts approx 1 hour 20 mins
  • Winter (Halloween to Easter)

    8.30pm on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

  • Advisory

    No under 12s or unaccompanied children.
    No hen or stag parties.
    Limited numbers apply.
    Please wear sensible foot gear.
    Not suitable for pregnant women, those with a heart condition or people who have difficulty walking. For safety reasons, people under the influence of alcohol will be turned away.