Guided tour

Edinburgh Vaults: Ghost Tour

Edinburgh Vaults: Ghost Tour

From US$ 14.49 per person

Go on a thrilling ghost tour of Edinburgh's Old Town that takes you underground to the Edinburgh Vaults. Embark on a guided journey to reveal the city's ghostly, unsettling past dark history.

About this activity

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Duration options: 1 hour
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Live tour guide
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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

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  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Explore the infamous Edinburgh Vaults on a thrilling guided ghost tour
  • Listen to chilling stories of crime, murder, and horror from the city's dark past
  • Get to know the history of the vaults and the ghosts that frequent it
  • Discover the narrow hidden alleys along the cobblestone streets of the Royal Mile
  • Visit exhibitions displaying stomach-churning medieval torture devices
Full description

Wander through Edinburgh's Old Town and explore the infamous Edinburgh Vaults on a bone-chilling guided tour that uncovers the city's torturous past and a haunted present.

Take to Edinburgh's historic streets and listen as your guide tells you tales of the city's dark and gruesome history as you are led along the Royal Mile on cobblestone streets. Hear stories of murder, hangings, and even witchcraft. 

Venture below ground and enter the city vaults, one of Edinburgh's most haunted sites. Here, exhibitions displaying stomach-churning medieval torture devices await those with a strong enough constitution to learn how these devices were used in times gone by. 

Discover why the vaults have often been regarded as one of the scariest places on earth by paranormal experts. Get to know the history of the site and the ghosts that frequent it.

  • Access to Edinburgh Vaults
  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users
    • Children under 18 years

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    Meeting point

    Meet opposite Starbucks at 124a High Street.

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    4.5 /5

    based on 7274 reviews

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    I had a fantastic time with the trip to high lands. The driver/guide was superb with his witty/funny and engaging discourse! Pity the weather wasn’t helpful otherwise it’s a decent outing for a day trip. The only catch is that it is long day on road, pretty much inside the bus. Regular stops do help move you a bit. So one needs to consider this.

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    August 8, 2022

    Informative, nice to see if you like this sort of thing. The guide is completely absorbed in his story and takes you well into it. Activity matches the description. Please note: less suitable for people who are sensitive to entities or the like - or yes, it is what you want

    August 2, 2022

    The vaults tour was one of the best parts of our trip to Edinburgh. Stewart, our guide, was incredibly knowledgeable and so much fun - he was courteous of everyone in the group and made sure we all had an excellent experience. Would definitely recommend this tour to future travelers.

    July 23, 2022

    Product ID: 404076

    VA ID: 404076