Ghost Tour: Edinburgh #Vaults #Greyfriarsbobby

I’ve always wanted to go on a Ghost Tour in Edinburgh and this time I did.

Just before we left there was a spell of thunder and lightning and I was beginning to wonder just how dramatic our night out was going to be!

One of the stops on the tour was Greyfriars Cemetary – I imagined us standing there by the grave stone tombs whilst thunder and lighting missed us by inches. Luckily, the crazy weather subsided just before we went. But, we nearly didn’t make it in time. The buses were ridiculously busy due to the Edinburgh Festival and we arrived at the designated tour spot just as the tour was about to set off!

Our tour guide was appropriately dressed, regaling us about the beheadings, macabre happenings, cannibals and ghosts of Edinburgh.

He also entertained us with the celebrated tale of Greyfriars Bobby, a terrier of much fame: Bobby’s headstone reads “Greyfriars Bobby – died 14th January 1872 – aged 16 years – Let his loyalty and devotion be a lesson to us all”.

More about that here:

https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofScotland/Greyfriars-Bobby/

The highlights were the visit to Greyfriars Kirk and the grave of Greyfriars Bobby.

plus the 18th-century archways, hidden doorways, and underground vaults of South Bridge and listening to spine-tingling tales from beyond the grave.

Our guide mentioned that it is not unusual for one person in the tour group to see something of a paranormal nature in the vaults. I definitely thought I saw an eerie shadow clinging to my daughter’s jacket whilst in the last room in the darkened area of the underground vaults. In this particular area, it is rumoured that many youngsters died. My two daughters also felt a presence too. It was just a momentary sighting/feeling, but it does make me wonder. Where the spirits of those tiny, unfortunate souls crying out to us to linger awhile? Perhaps they were drawn to my eldest daughter as she taught children? Who knows, but I definitely didn’t fancy getting locked in those vaults overnight!

Have you experienced anything similar? Or been on a ghost tour yourself… do let me know in the comments below.

More details on tours: https://theboutiqueadventurer.com/edinburgh-vaults-tour/

https://www.scotsman.com/regions/edinburgh-fife-lothians/a-history-of-edinburgh-s-hidden-vaults-and-tunnels-1-4474816

Afterwards we escaped the sad past of the vaults to go to the Cowgate for a drink, leaving the poor spirits of the long departed to rest.

I took a photo of my daughters whilst we were out and as you can see the pink light turned out quite eerie…

 

Have you been on a ghost tour? Or had paranormal experiences?

 

Do let me know.

 

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14 thoughts on “Ghost Tour: Edinburgh #Vaults #Greyfriarsbobby

  1. What fun, Marje! I do love the rich history and historical buildings. Did you feel the energy of those lost souls? The light in the photo could be some of the residual energy left over from the visit. This would be a scary but fun trip during Samhain. I enjoyed this greatly. ❤

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