Enjoy a guided walking tour of the vaults beneath Edinburgh's Old Town. Listen to tales from your guide about murders, witches, and the people who inhabited this supposedly haunted location.
About this activity
- Free cancellation
- Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
- Reserve now & pay later
- Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
- Covid-19 precautions
- Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
- Duration 1 hour
- Check availability to see starting times.
- Live tour guide
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Meet your guide at the Tourist Information ticket booth outside of 300 Lawnmarket, located across the road from Deacon Brodie's Tavern.Open in Google Maps ⟶
What to bring
- Comfortable shoes
- Weather-appropriate clothing
- Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
- Alcohol and drugs
- Unaccompanied minors
- Video recording
Know before you go
- This tour is in English only. There are no audio guides or translations available
- The entrance of the vaults has a 2-foot tall step and may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
- Single-floor spiral staircase at entrance/exit of vaults and further small sections of stairs inside
- The walking pace and terrain may not be suitable for those with any difficulty walking
- Filming or live streaming of the tour is strictly forbidden
- Some historical content may be of a distressing nature and may include subjects like torture, hangings, death, and the like
- Tour without Torture Exhibition suggested suitable for ages 5+
- Tour with Torture Exhibition suggested suitable for ages 12+
- Anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be turned away