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St Andrews Ghost Tours

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In a town as ancient as St. Andrews, there’s sure to be a few ghost stories. Join local author and paranormal guide Richard Falconer on a ghost tour around St. Andrews, and explore the real life stories it’s hiding. No actors, myths or jump-scares, this is a tour of some of St. Andrews’ ancient sites such as the medieval architecture, gothic churches and windswept coastline. Learn about the unseen world of the paranormal on this unique tour.
  • Daily tours available at a range of times—choose one to suit your busy schedule
  • Includes a visit to St. Andrews Castle and St. Andrews Cathedral
  • Tour the famous University of St. Andrews and hear about its history
  • Children are permitted with adult chaperones
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Professional English-speaking guide
Sightseeing tour
Dolls House Restaurant , 3, Church Square, St Andrews KY16 9NN, UK

Outside the Dolls House Restaurant, behind Holy Trinity Church in the centre of St Andrews

Central Bar , 77 Market St, St Andrews KY16 9NU, UK

All tours finish beside the Central Bar where Church Street meets Market Street

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Do not attempt to come on a tour if any of the following are present: Cold/flu/covid like symptoms - This includes sniffles, runny nose, cough, sneeze or temperature. If any of these are displayed, the tour will finish and no refunds. Unfortunate measures but important to adhere to.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required
  • Wheelchair accessible but not suitable for those with walking difficulties
  • No alcohol allowed on tour
  • Tours start promptly at the scheduled times. If you think you will be running late please contact before the tour. Failure to notify negates your right to reschedule and there are no refunds within 24 hours of booking unless cancelled by the tour director.
  • No hen parties
  • Dogs allowed
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY St Andrews Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Great tour! Really nice...
, Jul 2022
Great tour! Really nice walk around St Andrews with a very passionate and knowledgeable tour guide. I would definitely recommend to friends and will probably take my family next time they come to visit!
Ok but would not do again
, Jun 2022
We did see some historical sites that we would have missed wirhout the tour. However he spoke so fast and non stop that it was hard to follow the information with the difference in dialect .
Not Worth It
, Jun 2022
We chose to do a tour in St Andrews and avoid the bigger cities like Edinburgh. Our guide was a local and charismatic enough. I was disappointed when he began the tour by saying he wasn't there to share gruesome stories or scare us, as that is exactly what I was there for. I would have loved to learn more of the history of the locations but our guides primary source of information was personal testimony, which is arguably the least reliable source of information. If you choose to do this tour, do it at the beginning of your trip to St. Andrews. We had walked around before our tour and ended up revisiting everywhere we had already been.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Firstly, you have got to read the description about what this tour is about before you book – not just the words ‘ghost tour’ and skip to the reviews. This tour isn’t for those with stereotypical expectations and thinking the paranormal is fiction. I reiterate this at the beginning of the tour for a reason, and you will find the least reliable source of information is from those who have never experienced the paranormal, not from those who have. As I mentioned in reply to another review I only speak of 10 personal experiences of myself with others on tours which isn’t many when I have had some 2000 experiences with others on these tours alone, compared with 44 independent testimonies I mention out with tours through different time periods and locations. All is also backed by a wealth of additional corroborated testimony over the decades and all can be found through my six books covering 2330 published pages for St Andrews alone. I also mention at the start of the tours that we only have an hour and a half for a reason. There is a lot of historical background information on these tours and if we had 15 hours there would be a lot more but this is not a history tour, it is also not a fun and giggles tour and St Andrews is not a very big place, so it doesn’t surprise we wandered around areas you previously visited.
Great Ghost Tour
, Feb 2022
Very historically informative and presented well by Richard. A good all round day, only thing was very cold!! But that’s just Scotland in February
Good tour
, Jan 2022
This is more factual based and explains why people see phenomena rather than a fun giggles tour. Good for historical fact etc
Absolutely a must
, Sep 2021
Was unsure on weather to take this Tour as it was our last night in St Andrews and have to say we are so pleased we did what an amazing Tour we could of sat and listenerd to Richard all night he has so much knowledge, we didn't want the Tour to end , most definitely a must , thank you Richard
, Aug 2021
Really interesting. He knew lots of history and had an in-depth knowledge of the ghosts. He has studied these himself and is able to answer all your questions. Last 90 minutes.
Not worth the time
, Aug 2021
I thought it would be more informational. But it was basically the guide telling us what ghosts he’s seen and where. Didn’t hold our attention.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Some say there was too much history on the tour, some say there was not enough. Some say it was all about the ghosts and not the history etc… It is not possible to please all expectations, so I don’t. What I do is try and give a balance, which isn’t easy when there are only 90 minutes to do it in. I spoke about the history of St Andrews, of locations and the reality of phenomena, which covers the bases, so I don’t know what information you were looking for. First-hand testimony is very important so I did speak of 10 personal experiences of myself with others on tours, but I also spoke about 44 experiences from others through different time periods and locations.
Well informed guide - great to get...
nancy s
, Jul 2017
Well informed guide - great to get to know the history and buildings of St. Andrews - a little wordy but worth the walk through time.

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