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

From £18 per person

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

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.

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

4.6 /5

based on 1121 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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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?

24 June 2022

The starting location was easily found because of the visual description of where we were suppose to meet was clear. The guide was wonderful in all the historical information given. He was not only patient when question were asked, he was so friendly and sometimes funny. He helped to make the experience very enjoyable.

20 June 2022

To be honest when I booked the tour I wasn’t really that interested in the graveyard bit but it was the only vaults tour with any spaces left that day, but Darren was such a great host with such interesting stories that I loved every minute of it. Fantastic way to spend an evening!

25 May 2022

Product ID: 64026