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Edinburgh Vaults: Ghost Tour with Greyfriars Kirkyard

Edinburgh Vaults: Ghost Tour with Greyfriars Kirkyard

From US$ 16.90 per person

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

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Duration options: 1 - 2 hours
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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Explore the infamous Edinburgh Vaults on a thrilling guided ghost tour
  • Get to know the history of the vaults and the ghosts that frequent it
  • Visit what is regarded the most haunted graveyard in the world at Greyfriars Kirkyard
  • Discover the narrow hidden alleys along the cobblestone streets of the Royal Mile
  • See exhibitions displaying stomach-churning medieval torture devices
Full description

Take to the historic streets of Edinburgh's Old Town, visit the Greyfriars Kirkyard graveyard, and explore the infamous Edinburgh Vaults on a bone-chilling guided tour that uncovers the city's torturous past and a haunted present.

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. 

Stop at what is regarded as the most haunted graveyard in the world at Greyfriars Kirkyard and discover the legend of Greyfriars Bobby.

Venture below ground and enter the city vaults where medieval torture exhibitions await those with a strong enough stomach to learn how these devices were used in times gone by. 

Experience 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 Greyfriars Church
  • Access to Greyfriars Kirkyard
  • 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 1861 reviews

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    The tour was brilliant, incredibly informative about the history of Edinburgh, while bringing the ghost stories to life and playing on the superstitions of the group. Our tour guide, Nora, was wonderful, easily navigating the busy streets during fringe and making sure we stayed as a group, with frequent stops to give more detail and stories as we went. Nora was incredibly kind and energetic, her enthusiasm and storytelling skills really made the experience one of a kind.

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    August 6, 2022

    It was great! Not too much walking and the guide we had was more than entertaining! I really enjoyed the vault section as I felt quite a spiritual connection. There is quite a steep step and a spiral stair case to take in order to access the vaults which is also the exit so is not disability accessible unfortunately. Other than that I’d love to go back to the vaults and the grave was a nice walk!

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    August 4, 2022

    The guide was a great storyteller and did hus best of scaring the participants, which he did on several occations. We were more interested in hearing about the life that people acually lived when the vaults were in use. Who lived there, why did they live there and how could they live there?

    June 24, 2022

    Product ID: 404070

    VA ID: 404070