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Edinburgh: Haunted Underground Vaults and Graveyard Tour

Product ID: 64026
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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.
About this activity
Duration: 90 minutes
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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 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.
Includes
  • Visit to Greyfriars Kirkyard and the Edinburgh (South Bridge) Vaults

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Edinburgh Welcome and Edinburgh Dungeons Ticket Booth, outside of the Bank of Scotland. 300 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PH. Please be there 5-minutes before the tour time.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please wear sturdy footwear
• This tour is not suitable for those under 16 years old or of a nervous disposition
• Entrance to the vaults is by a 2-foot-tall step. May not be suitable for those with limited mobility.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 360 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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The tour guide was amazing, very informative and interactive. Glad we did it at night made it a bit more spooky especially in the graveyard. Learnt so much about the different area's we visited and also the other information about places while we were walking from one place to another.

March 17, 2020

Darren was great at telling us all about the history of Edinburgh and its dark stories whilst also making us jump a few time, my partner and I had an absolute cracking time and when we where in the vaults I even felt something grab my hand which scared us all

March 5, 2020

It was a nice informative tour around the Edinburgh graveyards and vaults. The tour guide was nice and well-humored. The tour ended with a visit to a small museum containing various items from the 1700 period. Definitely a great value for money. Although the tour was excellent, we as a group were hoping for haunted stories. Would recommend the normal tour.

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February 3, 2020

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Auld Reekie Tours

Product ID: 64026