ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Edinburgh's Ghosts, Murders and Monsters

Edinburgh, United KingdomPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by David

90 mins, Hosted in English
Join online
Meet your host live on Zoom.
Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 100.

What you'll do

IMPORTANT; There will be jump scares and grizzly themes. Lighter and kid-friendly versions are available on request for private bookings.

This tour is brilliant for team building, friend groups and solo travellers.

A 1-hour version is also available for private bookings

Join David, who has been a tour guide in Edinburgh for 8 years, on his journey through Edinburgh's grizzly past. From gruesome murders and executions to urban legends and hauntings. This virtual tour turns the streets of Edinburgh into a dark video game while still keeping the history intact. Your attention will be tested as you answer questions to collect points.

We'll be exploring some of Edinburgh's most iconic sites over the course of 5 levels;

1. Edinburgh's Underground Vaults
2. The Royal Mile
3. Edinburgh Castle (which includes the dungeons)
4. Victoria Street and the Grassmarket
5. Greyfriars Kirk.

Each level has two points to be collected through multiple-choice questions. Pay close attention to the host's stories as they hold the answers. Once an answer has been voted on, if the victims are right, they get the point. If they are wrong, they'll see what happens >:).

The stories included on this tour are;
The ghosts of Edinburgh Castle
The Scottish Witch Trials
The Black Dinner
The Covenanters Prison
The Body Snatchers
The serial killer's Burke and Hare
and much, much more.
IMPORTANT; There will be jump scares and grizzly themes. Lighter and kid-friendly versions are available on request for private bookings.

This tour is brilliant for team building, friend groups and solo travellers.

A 1-hour version is also available for private bookings

Join David, who has been a tour guide in Edinburgh for 8 years, on his journey through Edinburgh's grizzly past. From gruesome murders and exec…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book for a private group
    David can host private groups of any size, up to 100 guests. Private group rates start at $207.

Meet your host, David

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 148 Reviews
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I have been a tour guide in Edinburgh for 7 years, doing walking tours of both the Old and New town, Castle tours, Horror tours, and Harry Potter Tours. I worked mainly in partnership with SANDEMAN's New Europe and became the most reviewed guide on Trip Advisor (Australian David).

I created my first virtual tour, "Harry Potter, Magic in Edinburgh" for Airbnb Online Experience during the pandemic. After much success, I have decided to take my skills to the next level.

With a city as old as Edinburgh, there are so many dark stories to tell and horrors around every corner. From the serial killer's Burke and Hare to the supernatural horrors of Greyfriars Kirk. Walking through graveyards at night with telling horror and ghost stories was just so much fun! My goal is to bring you that same experience into the safety of your own home.
I have been a tour guide in Edinburgh for 7 years, doing walking tours of both the Old and New town, Castle tours, Horror tours, and Harry Potter Tours. I worked mainly in partnership with SANDEMAN's New Europe and became the most reviewed guide on Trip Advisor (Australian David).

I created my first virtual tour, "Harry Potter, Magic in Edinburgh" for Airbnb Online Experience during the pandemic. After much success, I have decided to take my skills to the next level.

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Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 148 reviews.

Joanna
July 2021
A great way to spend a Saturday night with friends! David made learning about the history horrors of Edinburgh fun, interesting, interactive and informative! Really enjoyed myself!
Kerri
July 2021
David was a brilliant storyteller and because he asked questions at the end of each section of the game it made you listen and didnt get bored. I dont think I've found history so interesting. It was a lovely way to spend the evening with friends who I dont see very often. It has made us all keen to do more activities like this. We will have to see the other events David has available.
David was a brilliant storyteller and because he asked questions at the end of each section of the game it made you listen and didnt get bored. I dont think I've found history so i…
Bryce
July 2021
David is a great storyteller and uses technology in cool and innovative ways to enhance his stories. Had a ton of (scary) fun!
Stephanie
July 2021
Loved it! My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our adventure! Great storytelling, interesting history, and we got to bond with the other guests. I highly recommend this experience for a date night!
Ryan
July 2021
Our team had a great time with David and learned a lot about Edinburgh and some dark history of the world. When we can we all said we wanted to visit in person.
Kimberly
July 2021
interesting to learn about the past persecution of "witches", the mother's surprising action, the punishment for a now common belief, the "goddess", and to answer questions in the game. we discussed mary, queen of scots, the most famous of edinburgh castle's former residents. he also mentioned meeting people that believe that they experienced interacting w/ghosts which is interesting and odd.
interesting to learn about the past persecution of "witches", the mother's surprising action, the punishment for a now common belief, the "goddess", and to answer questions in the…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.