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
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    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
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    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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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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    •  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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    4.4 / 5

    based on 421 reviews

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    A fascinating, spooky experience. Our guide (Anna) took us through Greyfriar's Kirk and the South Bridge vaults and did a fantastic job of telling a myriad of fascinating stories - and answering my daughters' many questions. The details can be gruesome at times (though not as gruesome as other tours) and it might not be great for children who scare easily. However, if the kids like a bit of gore, ghosts and history, it's perfect. The vaults are absolutely fascinating - it's hard to take in how much history in down there. Highly recommended!

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    June 4, 2021

    The tour was really interesting (and bloody scary - definitely some vibes to be felt) and the Auld Reekie Tours’ team really lovely and helpful (I missed the group at the meeting point and they send the lovely Sophie - thanks again) to help me find the group in the graveyard.

    May 23, 2021

    We all met at 6 at the meeting point, make sure you are there for 6 as thats when the tour leaves! The stories were great and it was wonderful to learn more about the city I live in, the guide was excellent, good knowledge and very funny! Would highly recommend!

    May 16, 2021

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