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Terror Walking Tour in Edinburgh provided by Auld Reekie Tours

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 04/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Terror Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Indoor sections of the tour are 1 metre physical distancing areas. Whilst the Edinburgh City area is at protected Level 3, we can only accept bookings from those residing in the Edinburgh City area until we drop down to protected level 2.
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Updated 04/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Bank of Scotland
    300 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PH, UK
    Tours start at the Tourist Information Police Box, Outside of the Bank of Scotland. This is across the road from the pub/bar, Deacon Brodie’s tavern. The guide will meet everyone there. Please be there at least 5 minutes before the tour time.
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    Edinburgh Old Town
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
    This is a special 75 minute over-18's only exploration of Edinburgh's darkest history and paranormal secrets. You will be taken on a journey down into the infamous underground vaults. Who were the infamous characters that once roamed these areas, leaving behind a legacy of legend and notoriety? The South Bridge Vaults has even higher levels of paranormal activity late at night, approaching the witching hour, your tour is the prime time to explore these haunted and eerie locations for yourself. Ask your guide about their own paranormal experiences and hear about some of the reports we regularly receive from visitors, paranormal investigators and mediums. Finally you shall receive free access to a torture exhibition to see the instruments from the “Burning Times”, used to extract confessions, and punish the unfortunate. Dare you join for this celebration of the paranormal and macabre? Who knows what might happen? Will the Poltergeist attack? You have been warned.
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  • You'll end at
    45 Niddry St
    45 Niddry St, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, UK
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Important Information
Departure Point
Bank of Scotland, 300 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PH, UK
Duration
1h 15m
Return Details
45 Niddry St, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, UK
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Edinburgh Old Town
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Stephen W wrote a review Mar 2020
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Very interesting tour,enjoyable,informative, tour guide sophie was brilliant, good experience,well worth it
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Troels wrote a review Jan 2020
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This Tuesday we were met by the fabulous queen Ewan who managed to constantly challenge boundaries and people’s sense of self. It was a great way to create a setting and confront the visitors with the idea of the gruesome realities of the poor and persecuted inhabitants of past
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Cjen5 wrote a review Jan 2020
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Myself and my husband went on this tour monday 6th jan. It was very different to what we expected, a lot scarier and not at all gimmicky as we thought it would be. Ewan was our tour guide, he was excellent from start to finish and gave us great in-depth knowledge of the history
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Alex R wrote a review Dec 2019
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me and my boyfriend did the terror tour and it ended up being just three people on our tour. we were worried it would be awkward but our guide Darren was amazing. being from around edinburgh it was amazing to hear the history of the city and the vaults. the tour itself was
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Ellie C wrote a review Nov 2019
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Our tour guide took us to a few spots on the high st and then in to the vaults. The whole experience was spooky, atmospheric and entertaining.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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DianeMagnin
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So interesting and so creepy
Wow. This was one of the highlights of my Scotland trip! Our tour guide was an amazing story teller, and I was real
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Sarah H
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Great time
Due to being off season and with covid going on it ended up just being me and my husband on the tour but it wasnt a
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U8061HAmelissam
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Spooky
This tour is incredible. The horror tour is impressive, book it only if you are brave enough. Darren is the best!!
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674julieths
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Amazing
I am not the type of person that usually does these tours, however the experience was amazing. Our guide, Darren, w
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indy121
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Excellent
Really good tour and experience and interesting to learn about the underground vaults. Our tour guide Tuesday was v
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Em92travel
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Best Vaults Tour
I've done several Tours of the Vaults over the years and Auld Reekie Tours is always the best I find. We done this
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B6077JIdanielles
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Amazing tour especially on Halloween
Tour was amazing, we had Sophie as our host and she was honestly fantastic funny when the time called for serious w
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Y7836CSgarya
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Tour of underground bridge.
Absolutely amazing, I work in Edinburgh Town everyday day and couldn't believe what has been under my feet the who
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SarahGisoldo
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Great way to spend Halloween!
The guide (Patrice or Matrice - sorry!) Was fantastic. Very spooky and very much worth the cost. I am from Edinburg
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328lucyd
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Fascinating and spooky!
Thank you Sophie for a fantastic halloween tour! Had a really great night, fascinating history and spookiness all w
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fmuddin
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Good fun
I enjoyed it. Guide had good presentation/delivery. Was interested to learn about the vaults and their history.
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N1450SBbrianm
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Great Tour
Great tour. Sophie was informative, funny, and fun. Incredibly friendly and a great way to spend an hour in Edinbur
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StaceyMichelleSmith
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The vaults were interesting!
Patrice was our tour guide she was super lovely and informative. I wasn’t really scared on the tour which is good a
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146chantaly
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Excellent
Firstly I'd like to start by saying how great our tour guide, Andrea was. Took out time and listened to the stories
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812andrest
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The Vaults Tour
Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide, Sophie immersed us in Edinburgh's 17th century and brought it to back to
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