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There's been some kind of settlement on the site of Edinburgh for over a thousand years now. So it's only to be expected that some ghost stories have collected over the years.

If you beleive in ghosts, you will enjoy reading some of the stories here on this site. If you don't, you can always have a laugh slagging off all the idiots chasing imaginary zombies round a graveyard.

Some of Edinburgh's ghosts have become famous worldwide, mostly due to tourists and ghost tours. For example, the Mackenzie Poltergeist is a major celebrity, even if it is dead. But there are hundereds more ghosts lurking in the shadows of the Old Town- and the rest of Edinburgh- that are barely known to residents of the city.

If you have a story of an Edinburgh ghost that is not have listed here - most of them at this point- and you'd like to tell me about it, please do. I'd also be very interested to hear if you have ever seen/heard/felt/ otherwise experienced a ghost in Edinburgh. Personally, the only time I've ever experienced a ghost was when I was scratched by the Mackenzie Poltergeist, and that isn't technically a *ghost*. But it was still weird.

This site is in the middle of being built and is subject to not many pages and half-baked HTML. My apologies...

The Ghosts And History Of Edinburgh

Greyfriars Graveyard And The Mackenzie Poltergeist

Mary King's Close

Mademoiselle Vernelt

South Bridge

The Canongate

Bibliography And Links

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