Guided tour

Edinburgh: Haunted Underground Vaults and Graveyard Tour

Edinburgh: Haunted Underground Vaults and Graveyard Tour

Activity provider: Auld Reekie Tours
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 22.18 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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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

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 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

Know before you go

  • Entrance to the vaults is by a 2-foot step. It may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 1026 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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Tour was fantastic, Fraser our tour guide was very knowledgeable, but also made the experience exciting and funny Was very wary of health and safety on the tour, even going into the vaults ensured everyone in the group was okay before proceeding, giving everyone the option to stand out for that part of the tour

May 7, 2022

Absolutely loved this tour! My family are all from around the area so I’ve been to Edinburgh countless times but learned so much about things I thought I knew about or I didn’t know at all! It was super interesting - didn’t feel bored for a minute. Our tour guide, Fraser, made it feel really chilled and fun. Would absolutely recommend!

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April 28, 2022

Last minute booked, our first night in Edinburgh and it did not disappointment We really enjoyed the tour and so did our 7 year old! Don’t be out off not taking children! Especially those that love scary history! She took it all in and our guide Fraser was very accommodating to her. Fantastic humour and fun! Give it a go

April 14, 2022

Product ID: 64026