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$ 24.75 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

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.

  • 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

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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
  • 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+
  • Anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be turned away
  • Alcohol and drugs are strictly forbidden on the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1427 reviews

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Thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Josh this evening!! We knew we wanted to do a Historic/Spooky tour of Edinburgh during our trip, but were unsure which one to do as there are so many. We chose this one as the tour lasted 1.5hours and had a slot for 17:30, which is great seeing as it's dark early. It was just myself and my partner during this time slot, which may have made the experience even better, as we were able to talk to Josh throughout and ask as many questions as we like. Josh was extremely knowledgeable, professional and friendly and the tour itself gives some great information about Edinburghs history and some of its legendary figures. Would definitely recommend this tour as there is so much to see and the Vaults are brilliant in person! Big thank you to Josh for bring such a fab guide! (:

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January 18, 2023

Andrew was a great guide, we enjoyed the whole tour, we had previously been on the vaults tour so we were quite happy that the information was still in depth, we even got a few more details than the last tour! Really chuffed with the energy of the guide and tour, would definitely recommend and rebook

January 8, 2023

We went on a very cold frosty evening which helped with our overall experience. Our guide, Frazer, just added that little bit more. With his tales of ghosts,demons and other creatures of the night. Its the second guided tour of its kind we have done and they never fail to disappointment. I would highly recommend, it's a great way to learn of Edinburgh's dark and gloomy past.

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December 16, 2022

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