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Edinburgh: Haunted Underground Vaults and Graveyard Tour

Edinburgh: Haunted Underground Vaults and Graveyard Tour

From US$ 23.97 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
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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 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
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

• Tourist Information and Edinburgh Dungeon Policebox (Hut), outside of the Bank of Scotland, opposite the road to Deacon Brodies Tavern

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

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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based on 729 reviews

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Although the history and stories on the tour were very interesting, I wouldn't recommend going on a busy Saturday night in the city (the day before Halloween). We unfortunately kept having our story experiences spoilt by drunk people and the poor guide having to politely shoo them away every time. It's hard to keep tours like that private, as we understand. We were also a bit disappointed that we didn't go into the locked off part of Greyfriars. The vaults were a creepy experience though and I would still recommend the company.

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October 31, 2021

My Mum and I were visiting Edinburgh for the weekend and had an excellent evening tour with Fraser, who was a fantastic guide. The tour was informative, funny and interesting and no one was bored at any given time. Fraser was witty and hilarious and really kept the group on their toes!

October 28, 2021

Fraser was a excellent guide. Kept a good pace, funny and altogether a good experience. He was happy to answer questions and was very informative about history and current events. Fraser came across that safety was a number 1 priority for everyone in the tour and ensured we all heard the facts.

October 21, 2021

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