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Auld Reekie Tours

45 Niddry Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, Scotland
+44 131 557 4700
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Auld Reekie Tours are a 4 star visitor attraction located in the centre of Edinburgh's old town, and are open all all year round.We offer a range of both historical and ghost tours both above and below ground, with an option of multi-lingual guides when requested, children tours and a tour and dine partnership with one of Scotland's most haunted pub, the Banshee Labyrinth. Our sister company - Paranormal Investigations Scotoland offers overnight ghost hunts in our most hanted location - Niddry Wynd Vaults.
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45 Niddry Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 557 4700
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Andrea the tour guide was excellent! She told the tales really well and really kept you hanging on in suspense! The vaults were pretty creepy which is what we went for! The whole experience was very exciting and didn’t drag on.

Thank Libby M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice underground tour. The tour guide was a good story teller and the stories were interesting. I gave four stars instead of five because the tour was a bit short. You go into three ‘rooms’ but think there is much more to explore.

Thank Nadia C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked onto the Ten o clock Terror Tour. Our Guide was Peter. Very informative and made you feel comfortable. The tour itself was interesting and the vaults unnerving and dark but highly recommend

Thank Rph89
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a night tour on the halloween weekend . Honestly,it wasnt scary at all. Just historic facts in the dark. It could be improved if the company added a few special effects.

Thank westportwal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour itself has great potential the vaults themselves are dark, damp and eerie and with the right delivery the stories surrounding the history of them could really make you feel really spooked. Unfortunately our guide Esther was a fun sponge, any sign of laughter...More

Thank Kate J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No guide in costume as advertised but that was ok. Saw 4 of the rooms -much emphasis on "don't be scared if...." and "if you're nervous then..." etc rather than actual substance. Would have liked to have walked the length if the vaults to get...More

Thank Myzka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the Vaults tour, it was ok, interesting but that’s about it. The guide was a quirky young woman who added a sense of strangeness to the whole affair, but in a good way. The whole tour took no more than an hour but...More

Thank RichardEllis70
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We do not have an issue with the guide who was probably doing her best but this tour consists of wandering around a few damp empty rooms being given very little information. If you check it out on Wikipedia you will find much more information...More

Thank dt560809
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good. Ewan was our guide, well pleased we got him.Think Alan Carr but scary 🤣had us all in stitches, and kept everyone spooked up. Really knows his stuff.... Ewan is the man 😂

1  Thank Simon J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just completed an afternoon tour of the vaults with Ewan-brilliant guide and most entertaining tour we have done in Edinburgh, factual, funny and entertaining. No rush and willing to hang about and chat Edinburgh history. Will definitely recommend. Thank you.

Thank Angela-Gary-Boys
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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20 September 2016|
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Response from MajesticKat | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't recommend that anyone that has trouble with extremely uneven stairs go down under the city in the tunnels for this tour.
Janine S
12 September 2016|
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Response from 604johnnyboy | Reviewed this property |
Sadly no, I wish they did. I think the Adam lyle tours have the interactive ghost tour
18 April 2016|
Response from Stuart R |
Apologies for the late reply, but to answer the question, all the tours tell of some ghostly goings on and you may well imagine that the underground and vaults are a low lit, atmospheric and spooky place... that might not be... More