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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Booked 14 times yesterday

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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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • 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

Join a guided walking tour to Greyfriars Graveyard and learn about one of Edinburgh's most famous canine residents and hear stories about notorious criminals. See 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.

Includes
  • 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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Participants

Date

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
  • Video recording
  • Audio recording

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.
  • Tour suggested suitable for ages 12+
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1364 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Service
    4.5/5
  • Organization
    4.4/5

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With so many vaults tours to choose from it was hard to know which is the best choice but myself and my friends were glad we went with this one. Our guide Darren was an excellent storyteller and really knew how to set the spooky mood. Hearing about some of the history of the graveyard and vaults was very interesting and of course rather gruesome but that's to be expected! Overall a very good tour and I would definitely recommend.

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November 25, 2022

As French, we did not understand all the subtleties of the speech of our Scottish guide. However, the facial expressions and the intonations allowed us to understand the general idea of the stories of the cemetery, then of the vaults. This last place, accessible with only a guide, was our favorite part! A dark place filled with stories of witches and spirits, a very nice experience.

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November 5, 2022

The tour was interesting and so was the information about the places visited. The way our guide Nora told the story wasn't that good though. One had the impression that she was trying to make fun of what she said. Although the stories were scary, it wasn't really scary. And trying to scare us at the end of the tour was just ridiculous.

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October 5, 2022

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