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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From US$ 22.56 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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  • 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.

  • 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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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

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4.5 /5

based on 1047 reviews

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We had andrew as our tour guide, and honestly he was amazing. He had great way of talking with everyone and his sense of humour was just outstanding. Me and my partner both said the tour was great but he definitely makes it. I would 100%reccomend taking the tour. Plenty of ghost stories to hear and alot of history about Edinburgh. Very interesting. We loved it.

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May 22, 2022

Our tour guide was Andrew, and he was great! Funny, engaging and informative. He had some great stories to tell, and he told them really well. As we walked between the stops on the tour Andrew encouraged us to ask questions and had us all laughing with his quick humour. When we got to the underground tunnels he regaled us with scary stories and got us all to a suitable level of terror before leading us to the most haunted part, and turning his torch off! Absolutely and by far the best thing I did in Edinburgh this week, and I did a lot! I would thoroughly recommend doing this tour, it was great fun!

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May 22, 2022

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

Product ID: 64026