7 days a week – throughout the year
January to December*

4pm   5:30pm   7:30pm   9pm

Each tour approx 90 mins 
All tours pre-booking only – no walk ups
*check booking calendar for any exclusions

 

We are one of the top 4
walking tours 
in Scotland

St Andrews #1 Tour
#1 Historical/Heritage Tour in Fife
#1 Sightseeing Tour in Fife
#1 Walking Tour in Fife

Award-winning walking tours of St Andrews
Recommended by Rick Steves Scotland

St Andrews is not only the home of Golf… it is also the home of Ghosts!

Based on extensive research spanning five decades by author Richard Falconer, these award-winning walking tours can be described as best of both worlds tours, showcasing an extraordinary 1000 year history as the backdrop to a wealth of coroborated paranormal experiences both current and historical.

Popular and informative they include previously lost or forgotten history alongside currently unpublished material.

As an ideal showcase of St Andrews, the tours take in the major historic quarters including the Cathedral, Archbishops Palace and Colleges of Scotland’s oldest university.

Whether you’re interested in history, ghosts, the sights of St Andrews or all of the above, this is a great way for any looking to explore and find out more about this unique part of the world. 

 


Fabulous night
“I have been on ghost walks all over the world and can say this is one of the best. Richard was excellent with delivering the abundance of knowledge he has aquired. His passion shows. Thank you for a memorable night in Scotland.”
R DeEtte, Wisconsin

A blend of history and peoples experiences. Uniquely for a ghost tour there is no contrivance, embellishment or theatrics on these tours and the only ‘jumper ooters’ are the real ghosts!

 


Highly recommended
“I’ve done these ghost tours in different towns n city’s, this was by far the best experience. Richard the tour guide was excellent, his knowledge and passion for St. Andrews was incredible. My two teenage daughters have talked non stop about it. Great evening.”

Billy M


When will you come on a tour?

TOUR INFO

Tour size

Tour size

From 1 person to approx 50 persons (generally private tours)
Avg group size 10

Suitable for all ages

Suitable for all ages

Adult age 16+, Child age 5-15, under 5s go free but please bear in mind the younger the child the more distracted they can become

Dog friendly

Dog friendly

Extendable leads must be kept to their minimum at all times

Suitable for those with learning disabilities

Suitable for those with learning disabilities

The tour is ideal as part of a day trip or holiday break

wheelchair/mobility scooter friendly

wheelchair/mobility scooter friendly

No stairs or steep hills
Distance approx 1 mile

 

This is a walking tour – dress appropriately

This is a walking tour – dress appropriately

Dress for the weather & wear appropriate footwear.
Tip: It gets cold at night even through the summer

Book Your Tour

All tours pre-booking only – no walk ups

Strictly no hen parties
and no alcohol to be consumed on the tour

Full price tickets and signed copies of Richard’s Books also available via
Visit Scotland iCentre
70 Market Street,
 St Andrews
– excludes family/group tickets


When we operate

7 days a week – throughout the year
January to December*

4pm   5:30pm   7:30pm   9pm
(each tour approx 90 mins) 

*check booking calendar for any exclusions 

 *Cut off for purchase of Richard’s books
along with your tickets is 6 hours before each scheduled tour

 

Secure online payments via PayPal



No need to have a PayPal account to pay by credit/debit card
No hidden fees

When will you come on a tour?
Easy booking – Select your day and follow the arrows

Reviews

tripadvisor   Get Your Guide   Google

“Really informative and genuinely eerie”
Great tour of this historic city, giving an insight into the history and right up to date paranormal activity in St Andrews.
The guide, Richard, has a depth of historical knowledge that clearly shines through and his ability to link the past, present and paranormal make for a great experience.

Genuinely interesting, and both my wife and I had the hairs on our arms come up during one of the ghostly tales.

Highly recommended.

Mike B
11 January 2018

tripadvisor

“Amazing, so much info, Richard is awesome”

Richard was awesome, he had so much knowledge and was super nice. My kids learned so much and by the end were sad it was over! Would recommend to everyone!! His book is such a good read! Tons of history!!

Reviewed by Cathryn – United States
30 September 2017

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“Best ghost tour I’ve ever been on!!”

Best ghost tour I’ve ever been on!! His knowledge on the ghosts of St. Andrews is immense which makes them all the more real for any skeptics. We went at night too which made it more exciting and creepy. Whether you’re a ghost fanatic or a skeptic of all things supernatural, Richard’s ghost stories will chill your bones, make you laugh, and give you an amazing look into the history of St. Andrew’s.

Miranda J
22 September 2017

tripadvisor

“Just awesome!”

The guide was really well prepared, enthusiastic and just awesome! We learned a lot of history saw the city and it was really one of the best tours we had! We highly recommend this tour!

Get Your Guide Customer – Slovenia
7 November 2017

Get Your Guide

“Extremely informative”

Still can’t forget that amazing & extremely informative tour with Mr. Richard…

It was one the best tours ever i had in my life & would love to join that tour again… I will sincerely advice all my family & friends & who ever read my message to visit ghost tour with Richard…

Regards,
Muhammad
January 2018

Google

“Amazing well impressed”

Very interesting experience both myself and my son enjoyed the ghost tour and Richard was amazing, he certainly knows his stuff about the old town of St Andrews, was well impressed, definitely worth going on.

Reviewed by Charlotte, United Kingdom
30 October 2017

Get Your Guide

“Brilliant Tour”

A fantastic tour of St Andrews learning about paranormal sightings around the old parts and a very historical detailed tour. Richard is very informative.

Barry and Shelley
29 November 2017

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Route

Meeting point – Doll’s House Restaurant/Holy Trinity Church followed by St Mary’s College, Medieval History Dept,
Queen Mary’s House, Pends, Cathedral Precincts, Haunted Tower, Archbishop’s Palace, Castlecliffe, Principal’s House,
St Salvator’s College, Market Street – tours finish beside the Central Bar.


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Enjoy 20% off your meal

Richard has teamed up with some great St Andrews restaurants and eateries*
to give you 20% off your meal on the day of your tour

We are unable to make reservations on your behalf so please telephone or email the eatery of your choice rather than book online and mention the ghost tour so they are aware you have the offer.

Pre-booking advisable

All deals exclude drinks and in-house offers

When your booking has been made, take your booking confirmation to the restaurant of you choice and show it when you arrive to receive the 20% off.

Excludes drinks and in-house promotional offer

*The offer is at the discretion of the participating outlets and may be subject to change as the season evolves.
When contacting your outlet they will advise if the offer is still valid for that time.

seafood ristorante

Seafood on the seashore! locally sourced and sustainable produce, supplied fresh daily, to create beautiful and delicious plates, elevated with an inspired Italian twist.

doll's house restaurant

Unusual colourful bistro over two levels, serving locally-sourced produce on a modern French menu and the meeting point for all tours

Mammacita

Mammacita is a brand new Mexican Cantina, Tequila and Mezcal bar in St Andrews… "our food is authentic & our tequila is pure gold."

scores hotel

Commanding a great location on the Scores by the Old Course overlooking the North Sea and a choice of great dining experiences.

Ziggys

St Andrews longest running local family restaurant serving steaks, burgers, amazing fajitas and fairly extensive vegetarian options. A great place for large groups.

Mitchell

A welcoming little “brunch until bed” concept they actively source, support and promote local suppliers and foodie brands.

forgan's

Quality Scottish produce-led food and drinks in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Ceilidh dancing at weekends and a vast Scottish gin collection. A very popular destination.

criterion

A great local family run public house with a wide choice of drinks and food - try their world famous 'Cri Pies'! Over 18s only in this one.

vic

A young vibrant feel serving great bar meals. By day we're all about those chilled out vibes. Hearty, good honest food at good honest prices and tipples served in jam jars and teacups!

Why not have lunch in one and dinner in another!

Meeting Point/Start Time

 

Doll’s House Restaurant

In front of the restaurant
Church Square
behind Holy Trinity Church
St Andrews
KY16 9NN

START TIME

4pm   5:30pm   7:30pm   9pm

All tours start prompt on the bells at the scheduled tour times,
so please familiarise yourself with the meeting point
and allow plenty of time to be there beforehand!

Please note
In fairness to others
we cannot hold up the tours and wait

Tip
Dining beforehand?
It can take a while to get your check

– please allow for this –


Running late?

Contact
If you think you will be running late or are unable to make the tour,
please contact asap via text only before your tour start time.

 
You will then be advised if you can join the same tour,
the next available tour or reschedule to another date/time.

There are no refunds unless cancelled by the tour director and failure
to notify beforehand negates your right to reschedule.

Contact

Private tour requests, general enquiries, notifications, press

Calls will not be answered

Research

Based on extensive research spanning five decades by author Richard Falconer,
this tour is unique amongst most ghost tours around the world

Alongside the unfolding of an extraordinary St Andrews history (not to be found in that font of inaccuracy we call Wikipedia!) these educational tours look to dispel the myths surrounding the paranormal we have become accustomed in favour of a reality we are rarely exposed to.

Since the 1970s Richard has interviewed hundreds of people from around St Andrews and Fife, collecting and corroborating eyewitness testimonies. Some of this is featured on the tour, including a few of Richard’s own experiences and experiences from the tours themselves. Richard has also published some of this information, the rest will be in his new book coming out later in the year.

Welcome to the award-winning St Andrews Ghost Tours 2018

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The Ghosts

A note from one of Richard’s tours
plus the latest encounters in St Andrews

With well over 200 haunted locations and over 400 ghosts, St Andrews for its size is one of the most haunted locations in the world, and in all the years of research, the following is one of the more unusual…

In 2016 a family came on a tour and spoke of an experience they had one summer afternoon some ten years before on a visit to St Andrews. 

While wandering through the Cathedral ruins their young son ran up to a grave and began laughing and playing. He then ran up to another and did the same thing. He did this around four different graves.

His parents read the inscriptions on the graves he’d been playing around and they were the graves of children. He was too young to read and the graves of children in the grounds are not easy to find.

 

The latest encounters in St Andrews…

JANUARY 2018
Sound of horses hooves – Church Street
(just before a tour)

JANUARY 2018 
Sound of horses hooves – South Castle Street

OCTOBER 2017
White Lady seen by group – Cathedral
(during a tour)

OCTOBER 2017
More incidents at the Haunted Tower
(during a tour)

JUNE 2017
Ghost of a Nun seen by all on the tour at St Leonards
(during a tour)

APRIL 2017
Sound of Coach & Horses – Market Street

FEBRUARY 2017
More incidents at the Haunted Tower

DECEMBER 2016
A grey ghost at the castle

AUGUST to OCTOBER 2016
More incidents at the Haunted Tower

JUNE 2016
More incidents at the Haunted Tower
(During a tour)

MAY 2016
3 seperate incidents at the Haunted Tower
(During a tour)

APRIL 2016
Elderly woman in black dress seen on the Pends Road

MARCH 2016
Ghost of woman and girl seen at St Leonards

FEBRUARY 2016
A ‘Spectre’ was seen during the day.
Corner of Scores path and Butts Wynd

FEBRUARY 2016
The famed Nun was seen by 2 St Leonards pupils in the Nun’s Walk

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Awards

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Certificate of Excellence Award 2016, 2017, 2018

Scottish Tourist Board

Scottish Tourist Board

Get Your Guide

Get Your Guide

Google

Google

Unique Experience of the Year 2017

Unique Experience of the Year 2017


Luxury Travel Awards Europe 2017

Excellence in Service in Fife 2018

Excellence in Service in Fife 2018

Unique Tour Operator of the Year 2018

Unique Tour Operator of the Year 2018

Luxury Travel Awards Europe 2018

Visit Scotland 5* Awarded April 2018

Visit Scotland 5* Awarded April 2018

One of only four 5* walking tours in Scotland

Shop Exclusive

When purchasing your tour tickets you can also purchase Richard’s books

 

Receive them at the end of the tour when they can be signed and personalised.

Online cutoff for purchase along with your tickets is 6 hours before each scheduled tour

Buy the first 3 for only £33 and save up to £14.85 on RRP*

Also available through local stockists
and postal via Amazon + Kindle copies

All titles softcover.
Categories: Paranormal/Historical/Local Interest

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A local bestseller

356 pages and fully illustrated with many photos.

75 haunted locations, over 100 ghostly encounters, a lot of poltergeist activity and loads of history!

This is the most comprehensive compendium on the paranormal St Andrews has seen and forms the culmination of many years research.

£16.95 RRP*  only £13

With 266 pages this is the most comprehensive investigation there has been into a fascinating St Andrews mystery involving a ghost and a chamber of corpses.

The mystery centres around most famous and prolific ghost in St Andrews- the White Lady. Anyone familiar with the town is more than likely aware of her, but how much does anyone really know about her?

Welcome to a St Andrews Mystery

£14.95 RRP*   only £11.00

271 pages and over 80 haunted places from right across the Kingdom of Fife.

This is the first time a book has been written solely devoted to the Ghosts of Fife in Scotland.

Comprehensive A to Z guide of haunted places.
Guided trail of 25 haunted castles.

The book is a great guide to exploring the Kingdom of Fife. (Own transport required).

£15.95 RRP*   only £12.00

Over 300 pages of previously unpublished material

If you are staying in St Andrews and want to sleep tonight. Don’t read this book!

As a follow-up to Ghosts of St Andrews, this new book has over 160 new unpublished haunted locations along with updates for ‘Ghosts of St Andrews’ and ‘A St Andrews Mystery’.

Coming later in 2018

Purchase along with your tickets and receive them at the end of your tour when Richard can sign and personalise them for you.

Please note:
Cut off for purchase is 6 hours before your tour.

 More than tour souvenirs, these big books are the culmination of research spanning
5 decades and are packed with history alongside a great many haunted locations

*RRP may vary through different outlets

 

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Pre-paid tickets for any available day and time throughout the year

Includes 20% off a meal in 9 different restaurants/bars

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The PDF contains instructions for the recipient to email the voucher reference to us along with their preferred date and time.

They will then receive an email confirmation
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