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Edinburgh: Late Night Underground Vaults Terror Tour

Edinburgh: Late Night Underground Vaults Terror Tour

From US$ 23.94 per person

Go under the streets of Edinburgh's Royal Mile to hear terrifying ghost stories on a 75-minute tour of the Auld Reekie. See the infamous stone circle vault, and a horrifying torture exhibition. Wander the wynds and closes off the Royal Mile above ground.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 75 minutes
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  • Explore above and below Edinburgh's Royal Mile
  • Go to the underground vaults of Auld Reekie to hear horrifying ghost stories
  • Learn how instruments of torture were used
  • Discover the living conditions of the wynds and closes in days gone by
Full description
Join this 75-minute tour of Edinburgh for the city’s darkest and most frightening experience as you hear ghost stories of the city told above and below the ground of the Royal Mile. After walking through the famous wynds and closes of the Royal Mile, learning about the horrific living conditions and listening to stories of murderers who roamed the streets, you will be taken to the haunted underground vaults. Torture exhibits await for those with a strong enough stomach to learn how these devices were used in times gone by. Go to the home of “The Watcher” ghost, see the infamous stone circle vault, and discover why you should never step inside!
  • Entry to the Torture Exhibition
  • Entry to the vaults of Edinburgh’s South Bridge
  • Guide
  • Food and drink
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia
  • Wheelchair users
  • Children under 18 years
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

• The meeting point is at the tourist Information and Edinburgh Dungeons Ticket Booth, outside of the Bank of Scotland, across the road from Deacon Brodie's Tavern

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • The experience offered may be distressing to some
  • Under 18s may be refused entry
  •  Entrance to the vaults is by a 2-foot-tall step and may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 238 reviews

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Lovely guide, it is not for the faint hearted. Just be warned. As someone who is used to working with energy, it gets heavy. Make sure you know what you are signing for. Andrea was wonderful, clear & took good care of our group on the tour… this is exactly the type of person you want when doing something like this!

November 4, 2021

Reading the description I wasn’t expecting much but Nora was Fantastic, funny and gave plenty of information about the vaults and the things that went on, set the scene perfectly and added a personal touch to it. Told stories about the ghosts of the vault and the torture devices that were used, very interesting and definitely worth trying, it was nice to see a part of Edinburgh you wouldn’t normally visit on your own.

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November 3, 2021

The best thing to do on Halloween night is a ghost tour, it was amazing would 100% recommend. Our tour guide Fraser (aka daddy) was fantastic he made the night fun by telling us the history of Edinburgh and getting everyone involved, can’t wait to book another tour soon x

November 2, 2021

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