Guided tour

Edinburgh: Haunted Underground Vaults and Graveyard Tour

Activity provider: Auld Reekie Tours
Guided tour

Edinburgh: Haunted Underground Vaults and Graveyard Tour

Activity provider: Auld Reekie Tours
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From US$ 24.45 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

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4.6 /5

based on 1495 reviews

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Very informative. Our guide Josh was really kind and open to any questions we had. Wanted to go for years so was very happy with this trip. Josh really was excellent and made it even better! Was eerie and creepy with some of the history of the graveyard and vaults.

March 25, 2023

Fantastic tour. The tour guide Darren was full to the brim with knowledge and an absolute scream (literally). I went in a group of 4 and we were all delighted with the tour. From the graveyard to our he vaults, one place as fascinating as the other. If you’re thinking about booking this tour don’t think anymore, just do it, you won’t be disappointed.

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March 25, 2023

Myself and partner came on this tour, the tour guide was absolutely amazing and he hadn’t worked here that long, he was very knowledgeable, I was outed as a witch and my partner got in the circle ( he was actually very poorly that evening… spooky lol)

March 25, 2023

Product ID: 64026