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

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Haunted Vaults and Graveyard Walking Tour in Edinburgh

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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A note from Haunted Vaults and Graveyard Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Indoor sections of the tour are 1 metre physical distancing areas. Whilst the Edinburgh City area is at protected Level 3, we can only accept bookings from those residing in the Edinburgh City area until we drop down to protected level 2.
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Updated 04/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
  • 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 5 minutes before the tour time.
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  • 1
    Greyfriars Kirk
    Stop: 35 minutes
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  • 2
    Auld Reekie Tours
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    45 Niddry St
    45 Niddry St, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, UK
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  • 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!
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Important Information
Departure Point
Bank of Scotland, 300 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PH, UK
1h 30m
Return Details
45 Niddry St, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, UK
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Chantal Y wrote a review Oct 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Firstly I'd like to start by saying how great our tour guide, Andrea was. Took out time and listened to the stories and didn't feel rushed to explore the vaults. I highly recommend booking through this company. The graveyard seemed peaceful compared to what lies beneath in the
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Hannah W wrote a review Oct 2020
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This was a brilliant walking tour that is absolutely fascinating and informative about the gruesome past of Edinburgh, graveyards and the vaults. This tour was full of historic stories and wasn’t too much walking. We really enjoyed it. Definitely worth a visit!
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Date of experience: October 2020
clarevcm wrote a review Mar 2020
Wells, United Kingdom8 contributions
Our guide was a fun storyteller. This tour was full of spooky and historic stories and wasn’t too much walking. We really enjoyed it as an end to a busy day of site seeing.
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Date of experience: March 2020
pamhardman80 wrote a review Mar 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom28 contributions15 helpful votes
This was a brilliant walking tour (but not suitable for disabled persons). Our guide was a lovely lady from Norway who was very, very knowledgeable and very friendly and who would explain anything that you asked. It was really eerie in the underground vaults. This is well worth
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Date of experience: March 2020
Pippa P wrote a review Feb 2020
Cambridge, United Kingdom53 contributions32 helpful votes
We went on an evening (6pm start) tour. We were taken to various places around Edinburgh, including a graveyard and the underground vaults. The lady was very knowledgeable and told us lots of interesting and gruesome stories. I really liked the torture chamber and the rooms
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Date of experience: February 2020
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By: Auld Reekie Tours
So interesting and so creepy
Wow. This was one of the highlights of my Scotland trip! Our tour guide was an amazing story teller, and I was real
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Sarah H
Great time
Due to being off season and with covid going on it ended up just being me and my husband on the tour but it wasnt a
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This tour is incredible. The horror tour is impressive, book it only if you are brave enough. Darren is the best!!
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I am not the type of person that usually does these tours, however the experience was amazing. Our guide, Darren, w
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Really good tour and experience and interesting to learn about the underground vaults. Our tour guide Tuesday was v
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Best Vaults Tour
I've done several Tours of the Vaults over the years and Auld Reekie Tours is always the best I find. We done this
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Amazing tour especially on Halloween
Tour was amazing, we had Sophie as our host and she was honestly fantastic funny when the time called for serious w
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Tour of underground bridge.
Absolutely amazing, I work in Edinburgh Town everyday day and couldn't believe what has been under my feet the who
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Great way to spend Halloween!
The guide (Patrice or Matrice - sorry!) Was fantastic. Very spooky and very much worth the cost. I am from Edinburg
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Fascinating and spooky!
Thank you Sophie for a fantastic halloween tour! Had a really great night, fascinating history and spookiness all w
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Good fun
I enjoyed it. Guide had good presentation/delivery. Was interested to learn about the vaults and their history.
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Great Tour
Great tour. Sophie was informative, funny, and fun. Incredibly friendly and a great way to spend an hour in Edinbur
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The vaults were interesting!
Patrice was our tour guide she was super lovely and informative. I wasn’t really scared on the tour which is good a
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The Vaults Tour
Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide, Sophie immersed us in Edinburgh's 17th century and brought it to back to
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Vaults tour
We planned our tour a few days prior to our trip and on route to Edinburgh we got stuck and had to reschedule our t
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