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Haunted Vaults and Graveyard Walking Tour in Edinburgh provided by Auld Reekie Tours

Haunted Vaults and Graveyard Walking Tour in Edinburgh

Haunted Vaults and Graveyard Walking Tour in Edinburgh
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If you’re entranced by the paranormal, look no further than this adults-only ghost tour that unlocks access to Edinburgh’s darkest places. Led by your fearless guide, venture in search of the undead into ancient Greyfriars Kirkyard, known as the most haunted cemetery in the world. Brave a sinister encounter in the Haunted Vault and learn the mysteries of the city’s dark past.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Walk Edinburgh’s haunted streets, vaults, and graveyards by night
  • Hear terrifying tales of gruesome deaths—and returns from the grave
  • Shiver at the ghostly horrors of Greyfriars Kirkyard
  • Brave the haunted vault below the city at Niddry Street Vaults
What to expect
  • As night falls across Scotland’s ancient capital, greet your guide and embark on an adults-only journey through the city’s sinister past. Learn the grim history of Greyfriars Kirkyard, where quiet and unquiet souls have rested since the 16th century, and gothic monuments rear against the gloomy sky. Walk on through the darkening night to the Niddry Street Vaults that stretch below the city. Once home to witches, criminals, the destitute, and a hellfire club—and rumored to be the hunting ground of serial killers Burke and Hare—these echoing cellars are now the site of regular paranormal happenings. Something evil awaits in the Haunted Vault. Be warned!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Walk Edinburgh’s haunted streets, vaults, and graveyards by night
  • Hear terrifying tales of gruesome deaths—and returns from the grave
  • Shiver at the ghostly horrors of Greyfriars Kirkyard
  • Brave the haunted vault below the city at Niddry Street Vaults
What to expect
  • As night falls across Scotland’s ancient capital, greet your guide and embark on an adults-only journey through the city’s sinister past. Learn the grim history of Greyfriars Kirkyard, where quiet and unquiet souls have rested since the 16th century, and gothic monuments rear against the gloomy sky. Walk on through the darkening night to the Niddry Street Vaults that stretch below the city. Once home to witches, criminals, the destitute, and a hellfire club—and rumored to be the hunting ground of serial killers Burke and Hare—these echoing cellars are now the site of regular paranormal happenings. Something evil awaits in the Haunted Vault. Be warned!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8752P4
Call +6037-7240250
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • Bank of Scotland, 300 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PH, UK Tours meet at the Tourist Information Police Box, outside of the Bank of Scotland. This is across the road from the pub/bar, Deacon Brodie’s Tavern.The guide will meet everyone here. Please be there at least 5 minutes early as we depart promptly at the tour time.
  • 45 Niddry St, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, UK
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not suitable for children under 5 years of age
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Vaults are accessed via a 2ft stair with further average size stairs inside the vaults.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Bank of Scotland, 300 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PH, UK Tours meet at the Tourist Information Police Box, outside of the Bank of Scotland. This is across the road from the pub/bar, Deacon Brodie’s Tavern.The guide will meet everyone here. Please be there at least 5 minutes early as we depart promptly at the tour time.
  • 45 Niddry St, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, UK
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • 45 Niddry St, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, UK
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not suitable for children under 5 years of age
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Vaults are accessed via a 2ft stair with further average size stairs inside the vaults.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 31 Aug 2021
A note from Haunted Vaults and Graveyard Walking Tour in Edinburgh
From Monday 9th August physical distancing will no longer be a legal requirement, however we advise customers to maintain at least 1 metre physical distance from other households during the tour wherever possible.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Bank of Scotland
    300 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PH, UK
    Tours meet at the Tourist Information Police Box, outside of the Bank of Scotland. This is across the road from the pub/bar, Deacon Brodie’s Tavern.The guide will meet everyone here. Please be there at least 5 minutes early as we depart promptly at the tour time.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Greyfriars Kirk
    Stop: 35 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Auld Reekie Tours
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    45 Niddry St
    45 Niddry St, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, UK
    See address & details
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Louise S
1 contribution
Spooky Fun!
Nov 2021 • Family
Stuart, the tour guide was amazing! He created the perfect atmosphere, spooky and fun, even if he did give us a good scare once or twice. Would highly recommend!
Written 26 November 2021
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Matt H
6 contributions
Graveyard tour
Nov 2021 • Couples
Really interesting and informative. Fraser was an excellent tour guide and very funny. Made everyone smile
Written 26 November 2021
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Sophie
1 contribution
Such a fun tour!
Nov 2021 • Friends
Fraser was the perfect tour guide! You can tell he genuinely enjoys what he does! Braver than me ha! Very informative, made us all laugh, made us scared in the vaults. Also want to point out a face I spotted on the wall in one of my videos I took in the haunted vault with the stone circle. Very freaky.
Written 26 November 2021
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gianessa p
4 contributions
Best tour in Edinburgh
Nov 2021 • Family
We had a night tour with Stewart, who was personable, charming, and clearly not only knew his stuff, but was himself interested in the subject. It had an air of spookiness, but not to the point of being terrifying. A great time not to be missed.
Written 25 November 2021
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AuldReekieTours
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re glad that you had a great time on your tour with Stewart.
Written 26 November 2021
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Ryan L
1 contribution
November tour
Nov 2021 • Couples
Very enjoyable tour tonight. I did the vault tour a few years back, however tonight’s tour was soo much better and more in depth. Stuart’s knowledge about the city’s history was really good. The stories he told about the vaults had me wanting more.
Really worth a visit.
Enjoy the bus ride Stuart!!
Thanks once again.
Written 25 November 2021
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AuldReekieTours
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so happy that you had a very enjoyable tour with Stuart.
Written 26 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Amy
Stoke-on-Trent, UK1 contribution
Changed my option of guided tours!
Stewart our tour guide was excellent, absolutely faultless. Funny and entertaining tour and Stewart even threw in some Harry Potter knowledge. I wasn’t anticipating great things from a group tour with random strangers but he completely changed my option and I really enjoyed myself and learnt interesting Scottish history along the way.
Written 25 November 2021
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AuldReekieTours
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re so glad that you had such a positive experience on your tour with Stewart.
Written 26 November 2021
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Amy De Castillo
1 contribution
Massive shoutout to Stewart!
Nov 2021 • Couples
Myself, my boyfriend and my Mum decided to do this tour after wanting to visit the vaults for a very long time. Our tour guide, Stewart, was extremely kind, considerate and entertaining throughout the hour and a half spent visiting the Greyfriars Kirkyard and the underground vaults.

My boyfriend is deaf and after informing Stewart of this, he ensured that my boyfriend could hear him loud and clear catering to everybody no matter what. He also assisted my Mum at the end of the tour and did so with genuine kindness. He was extremely amusing, making light heart of some dark stories and kept us entertained throughout the cold evening. Couldn’t recommend this tour more, we thoroughly enjoyed it!

Also, p.s Stewart’s Mum, we know he sends you the reviews! Your lad is doing great! :)
Written 25 November 2021
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AuldReekieTours
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re so glad that you had such a positive experience on your tour with Stewart and that he was able to include you all in the tour.
Written 26 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

lisamd1983
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
Fantastic
Nov 2021 • Friends
Anna was so knowledgeable, went into great detail and really engaging. Both of us had really peculiar dreams of loss that night and we didn't even stand in the circle!
Written 25 November 2021
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Tabitha C
2 contributions
Highly recommended spooky tour
Nov 2021 • Couples
Highlight of our trip to Edinburgh so far! Stuart was an excellent tour guide, very engaging and knowledgeable. Had lots of fun and felt very safe and looked after. Thank you so much!
Written 23 November 2021
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lorna
1 contribution
Brilliant!
Our tour was great, our tour guide Stewart was brilliant. Made the tour very interesting, scary and fun! Would recommend
Written 23 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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The Vaults is Edinburgh
My family of three adults really enjoyed this tour of the vaults underneath Edinburgh. Our tour guide gave us lots
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Tour guide Darren 5/5
Having visited Edinburgh for a few nights away, we booked some activities for the days. The underground vault tour
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Haunted vaults tour
Excellent tour. Tour guide Stuart was excellent, very enthusiastic and friendly, very interesting and entertaining
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Hidden gem activity in Edinburgh!
Did the vaults tour yesterday. Darren was a great guide, I liked that there weren’t too many theatrics and actually
cazthompson0
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Under the Bridge
Enjoyed the companionship and care of our enthusiastic guide, Stuart. The tour was a useful intro to the history of
Coxonette
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Fascinating
We had the best experience on the underground tour led by Anna. Amazing site & fascinating history. Would highly
Aprilcoxon
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Amazing experience from Tour Guide Anna highly recommend!
Anna was our tour guide and so amazing and dedicated! She is so dedicated and enthusiastic about what she does! Lea
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Brilliant
Fraser was very knowledgeable and made the experience which we thoroughly enjoyed, highly recommend.
TheRunner91
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Brilliant walking tour
Our tour guide Darren was brilliant and very knowledgeable. The tour itself was great and very interesting (if a li
867lornam
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Too expensive for what it was
Not the best tour I have been on , it seemed a lot of money for what it was . Nice enough guide , frazer but not a
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Very entertaining
Frazer was fantastic very funny and entertaining and very known about the history of Edinburgh would recommend to
laurajl91
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Great tour
Such an informative tour. Our guide was wonderful and really brought the history of the vaults and places on the Ro
avalonc618
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Amazing!
Did this tour on the 23rd november and it was amazing! Andrew was so funny and made the history side of the tour fu
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Interesting and entertaining
We were fortunate to have our underground walking tour led by Stewart during our trip to Edinburgh. Thoroughly enjo
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A must!
The tour was great. It was really interesting and the tour guide, Andrew, was funny and informative. I would recomm
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