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

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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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Overview
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.
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 5 minutes before the tour time.
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    Greyfriars Kirk
    Stop: 35 minutes
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    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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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!
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Important Information
Departure Point
Bank of Scotland, 300 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PH, UK
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
45 Niddry St, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, UK
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • 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
  • 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 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 contributions5 helpful votes
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
1 contribution1 helpful vote
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
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clarevcm wrote a review Mar 2020
Wells, United Kingdom8 contributions7 helpful votes
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
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pamhardman80 wrote a review Mar 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom28 contributions55 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
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Pippa P wrote a review Feb 2020
Cambridge, United Kingdom53 contributions68 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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DavidGAbdn
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Highly recommend. Tuesday was amazing!
Tuesday our guide was amazing. Strange sounds, strange shapes, shadows moving. Can't wait to go back
evebug
evebug
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Spooky and Swag
Tuesday was a brilliant tour guide and the vaults are so interesting and spooky!! highly recommend, would definite
erinhV1205KP
erinhV1205KP
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So scary I had to leave half way through
Very scary and lots of ghosts stories. It was only the two of us on the tour so there was many unexplained knocking
ShortStaycation
ShortStaycation
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History brought to life!
Learning about the history of Edinburgh, Anna our guide was really knowledgeable and encouraged us to ask questions
46kirsty
46kirsty
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Very real feeling, highly recommended
Tour was great, we were the last group of the night around 10pm start, got an interesting summary of execution site
BreakingOdin
BreakingOdin
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Creepy
This was one of the highlights of our trip, the vaults are incredibly creepy and so eerie, so much more than just a
Luigidenis
Luigidenis
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Terror Tour
We were the only ones on the tour at 10pm and Anna was such a great guide with lots of interesting things to hear a
SLR_Fitness
SLR_Fitness
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Amazing Tour
I had to swop to an evening tour from a earlier one due to a clash of times which was fine and given to me at no ex
MrsJohnson050713
MrsJohnson050713
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Auld reeki tour Edinburgh
Myself and my husband went on the tour Saturday night. Tuesday met our group outside and from the get go was amazin
vixen1509
vixen1509
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Brilliant
This was a really informative tour led by the very knowledgeable Tuesday with lots of paranormal activity happening
DianeMagnin
DianeMagnin
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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
Sarah H
Sarah H
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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
U8061HAmelissam
U8061HAmelissam
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Spooky
This tour is incredible. The horror tour is impressive, book it only if you are brave enough. Darren is the best!!
674julieths
674julieths
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Amazing
I am not the type of person that usually does these tours, however the experience was amazing. Our guide, Darren, w
indy121
indy121
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Excellent
Really good tour and experience and interesting to learn about the underground vaults. Our tour guide Tuesday was v
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