Edinburgh: Haunted Underground Vaults and Graveyard Tour

Edinburgh: Haunted Underground Vaults and Graveyard Tour

From $24.75 per person

Expect to get shivers on a tour of the haunted sites of Edinburgh and visit the Greyfriars Kirkyard and Edinburgh Vaults. Learn about the dog that cocked his leg where rotting corpses lay and hear stories about notorious criminals.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Explore the haunted streets of Edinburgh on a spooky walking tour
  • Learn the legend of Greyfriars Bobby at the Greyfriars Kirkyard
  • Hear stories about notorious criminals, such as Burke and Hare
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Spook yourself on a guided tour of the most haunted sites in Edinburgh and visit the graveyard of Greyfriars Kirkyard to learn the legend of Greyfriars Bobby. Look at the Gothic mausoleums and learn about notable burials as you explore the grim history of the cemetery. Continue to the nearby Edinburgh Vaults, located in the arches of South Bridge. Hear about regular paranormal occurrences and how some of the characters from history have never really left. Discover the former home of the destitute, witches and a hellfire club, and hear how the haunted vault is now possessed by something truly evil.
  • Visit to Greyfriars Kirkyard and the Edinburgh (South Bridge) Vaults
    COVID-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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    Meeting point

    Tourist Information and Edinburgh Dungeon Policebox (Hut), outside of the Bank of Scotland. 300 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PH.

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    •  Please wear sturdy footwear
    •  This tour is not suitable for those under 16 years old or of a nervous disposition
    •  Entrance to the vaults is by a 2-foot-tall step. May not be suitable for those with limited mobility.
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    4.3 / 5

    based on 376 reviews

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    Loved the tour. Darren was a fantastic guide and gave us all a few scares whilst telling us some scary but fascinating facts about the history of Edinburgh. Loved every second. There were two experiences in the vault which scared me, so much so I couldn't speak till I was a few streets away. Wouldn't be in a hurry to jump back into the vault in a hurry but learning of the fires and the history was interesting.

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    September 13, 2020

    The tour guide was amazing, very informative and interactive. Glad we did it at night made it a bit more spooky especially in the graveyard. Learnt so much about the different area's we visited and also the other information about places while we were walking from one place to another.

    March 17, 2020

    Darren was great at telling us all about the history of Edinburgh and its dark stories whilst also making us jump a few time, my partner and I had an absolute cracking time and when we where in the vaults I even felt something grab my hand which scared us all

    March 5, 2020

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