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Edinburgh: Haunted Underground Vaults and Graveyard Tour

Edinburgh: Haunted Underground Vaults and Graveyard Tour

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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
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 5 years
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Tourist Information and Edinburgh Dungeon Policebox (Hut), outside of the Bank of Scotland. 300 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PH. This is on the opposite side of the road to Deacon Brodies Tavern. Please be there at least 5 minutes before the tour start time. What3Words ///busy.sketch.views

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Not allowed

    • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

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    •  Please wear sturdy footwear.
    •  Entrance to the vaults is by a 2-foot-tall step. It may not be suitable for those with limited mobility.
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    4.4 /5

    based on 607 reviews

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    Our guide was Darren, he was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. It was an interactive tour. The graveyard tour was enjoyable with tales about the gruesome historic happenings in and about the graveyard. The story of Greyfriars Bobby was particularly heart-warming. Then on to the vaults with tales of spooky events.

    September 26, 2021

    This was an amazing trip! And so informative, so fun and engaging! Nora was so good at it and you can tell that she really loved her job! I would 100% do this tour again if I came back, such interesting history in Edinburgh. Can’t wait to come back and do another different tour!

    July 19, 2021

    Our guide, a female who's name I have forgotten, welcoming and lovely manner as well as being very knowledgeable about the subjects. She made the tour interesting and had a great way of telling stories. Would defiantly reccomed to anyone visiting Edinburgh that is interested in a bit of dark history. Just the right duration for me, not too long. Thanks :)

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    June 13, 2021

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