Guided tour

Edinburgh: Haunted Underground Vaults and Graveyard Tour

Activity provider: Auld Reekie Tours

Edinburgh: Haunted Underground Vaults and Graveyard Tour

Activity provider: Auld Reekie Tours
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From US$ 21.74 per person

Likely to sell out

Expect to get shivers on a tour of the haunted sites of Edinburgh and visit the Greyfriars Kirkyard and Edinburgh Vaults.

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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
Full description

Learn about the dog that cocked his leg where rotting corpses lay and hear stories about notorious criminals. Look at the Gothic mausoleums and learn about notable burials as you explore the grim history of the cemetery.

Continue with a visit 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
  • Entry to the Edinburgh (South Bridge) Vaults
  • Guide
  • Food and drink
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
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the tourist information booth/Police Box in front of Bank of Scotland. This is on the opposite side of the road to Deacon Brodies Tavern.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Intoxication
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Entrance to the vaults is by a 2-foot step. It 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.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1197 reviews

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The tour was brilliant, incredibly informative about the history of Edinburgh, while bringing the ghost stories to life and playing on the superstitions of the group. Our tour guide, Nora, was wonderful, easily navigating the busy streets during fringe and making sure we stayed as a group, with frequent stops to give more detail and stories as we went. Nora was incredibly kind and energetic, her enthusiasm and storytelling skills really made the experience one of a kind.

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August 6, 2022

It was great! Not too much walking and the guide we had was more than entertaining! I really enjoyed the vault section as I felt quite a spiritual connection. There is quite a steep step and a spiral stair case to take in order to access the vaults which is also the exit so is not disability accessible unfortunately. Other than that I’d love to go back to the vaults and the grave was a nice walk!

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August 4, 2022

The guide was a great storyteller and did hus best of scaring the participants, which he did on several occations. We were more interested in hearing about the life that people acually lived when the vaults were in use. Who lived there, why did they live there and how could they live there?

June 24, 2022

Product ID: 64026