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Haunted Vaults walking tour in Edinburgh provided by Auld Reekie Tours

Haunted Vaults walking tour in Edinburgh

Haunted Vaults walking tour in Edinburgh
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Last updated: 4 Nov 2020
A note from Haunted Vaults 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.
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
Dark as the devil's heart, our haunted underground network of vaults from the 1700s will stimulate and excite your senses as the sinister history of these former slum dwellings, once inhabited by the poor and unfortunate along with criminals and prostitutes, begins to come to life in your imagination! Your pulse starts to speed up as your mouth gets drier due to your heightened awareness of what surrounds you! Once experienced, never forgotten.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8752P11
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Admission Ticket • Entry/Admission - Edinburgh
Duration
1h
Departure details
Bank of Scotland, 300 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PH, UK Tours starts from the Tourist Information Police Box outside of the Bank of Scotland. It is on the opposite side of the road to Deacon Brodies Tavern. Please be there at least 5 minutes before the tour time.
45 Niddry St, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, UK
Inclusions
Admission Ticket • Entry/Admission - Edinburgh
Departure details
Bank of Scotland, 300 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PH, UK Tours starts from the Tourist Information Police Box outside of the Bank of Scotland. It is on the opposite side of the road to Deacon Brodies Tavern. Please be there at least 5 minutes before the tour time.
45 Niddry St, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, UK
Duration
1h
Return details
45 Niddry St, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, UK
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Vaults are accessed via a 2ft stair with further average size stairs inside the vaults.
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Not suitable for children under 12 years of age
Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Bank of Scotland
    300 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PH, UK
    Tours starts from the Tourist Information Police Box outside of the Bank of Scotland. It is on the opposite side of the road to Deacon Brodies Tavern. Please be there at least 5 minutes before the tour time.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Edinburgh Vaults
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    Visit our Torture Exhibition and then the Niddry Street Vaults.
    Read more
  • You'll end at
    45 Niddry St
    45 Niddry St, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, UK
    See address & details
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Shani
2 contributions
Best hour ever
Jul 2021 • Solo
Really enjoyed Darren’s knowledge of the history of Edinburgh and really liked his comical puns. The vaults were awesome . Really good value for money
Written 27 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
AuldReekieTours
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re so glad you enjoyed your tour with Darren and appreciated his humour. We will pass along your kind words to him.
Written 28 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ruby G
1 contribution
Amazing!
Jul 2021 • Friends
Our tour guide Maggie was amazing, so interactive and so lovely. The tour was interesting and creepy in the right places. Would recommend to anyone!
Written 26 July 2021
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AuldReekieTours
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re glad you enjoyed your tour with Maggie and we will pass along your kind words to her.
Written 27 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Geoff H
1 contribution
Make sure you book early, it's a fun and popular tour.
Jul 2021 • Couples
A great way to spend an hour. We were met by Sophie who gave us a very entertaining and informative tour above ground and later in the vaults. I don't know where she gets all the energy from! She certainly bounds along and I would say that everyone on the tour was captivated as she set the scene with the graphic details as we went from chamber to chamber. Some may find it spooky all I'll say is I wouldn't want to spend a night in there.
Written 25 July 2021
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AuldReekieTours
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad you had such a positive experience on your tour with Sophie and found the tour informative. We will pass along your kind words to her.
Written 26 July 2021
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Sarah F
10 contributions
Informative and fun!
Jul 2021 • Couples
The tour was great and our guide Tuesday was super passionate and knowledgeable, we were hanging onto her every word! She even stuck around longer at the end to answer all of our questions. Would definitely recommend!
Written 23 July 2021
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Jon
Kidderminster, UK4 contributions
Great evening tour
Jul 2021 • Couples
Was a great tour. Sophie brought it to life and whether the facts were true or not, she certainly made the whole tour believable. Thank you.
Written 22 July 2021
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AuldReekieTours
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re happy that you enjoyed your tour with Sophie and will pass along your kind words to her.
Written 22 July 2021
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Ann Forth
Northumbria11 contributions
Under 12’s not allowed into 1 room
Jul 2021 • Family
It could be Auld Reekie tour and the guide called Tuesday was very knowledgeable. My granddaughters 7&9 were not allowed into one room so we’re not happy bunnies
Written 21 July 2021
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AuldReekieTours
Thank your for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re glad you enjoyed your tour with Tuesday. Our guides have found that under12s generally respond very negatively to being in that vault but I can understand their frustration at not being allowed in.
Written 22 July 2021
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Jeanie S
2 contributions
Fabulous tour
Jul 2021 • Family
What a wonderful tour! Very informative and presented fabulously well by the splendid Sophie, our tour guide. She is ery friendly, quirky and knowledgable about the topic swooping us up into the storyline within the first few minutes.
My 9 year old attended with us, and she took care to make sure he was doing ok at all times. I would recommend this to anyone I see. Thank you Sophie and Auld Reekie Tours. You are something special.
Written 21 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
AuldReekieTours
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re so glad you had such a positive experience on your tour with Sophie. We will pass along your kind words to her.
Written 21 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

dr1169
Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain, UK7 contributions
great tour, interesting & fun!
Jul 2021
Great tour. Maggie (guide) was brill! Pitched well to include age 12 and up. Would recommend when in Auld Reekie.
Written 20 July 2021
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AuldReekieTours
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad you enjoyed your tour with us. We will pass along your kind words to Maggie.
Written 21 July 2021
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Kevin G
1 contribution
Brilliant!
Jul 2021 • Family
Really interesting tour and the vaults are amazing. Our guide Tuesday was very knowledgable and kept us entertained.
Written 18 July 2021
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AuldReekieTours
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re glad you enjoyed your tour with Tuesday. We will pass along your kind words to her.
Written 19 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tilly
Darwen, UK7 contributions
Great tour
Great tour with Darren. Spoke loud and clear, had great stories and gave us a scare multiple times. Thank so much!!!!!!!
Written 17 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
AuldReekieTours
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad you enjoyed your tour with Darren and we will pass along your kind words to him.
Written 19 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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VickiM1628
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Very entertaining
Loved the tour. Our guide Tuesday was excellent. Very engaging and entertaining. Lots of walking but not too strenu
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Excellent tour
Our tour guide was called Tuesday, she had an excellent presence while speaking and the lead the group very well (a
abbief535
abbief535
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Fantastic Vault Tour
Amazing vault tour with our tour guide Maggie! She was brilliant from the start and gave an interesting but excitin
Tcej111
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Good tour
I was not sure what to expect but this was a good tour with lots of interesting facts and detail before getting to
NorthStar62170361237
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Informative, a bit scary, fun !
Learnt a lot of interesting facts about Edinburgh and the underground vaults, Sophie was very knowledgeable and ent
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Interesting experience
It was a very interesting and informative tour. Sophie, our guide, made everything very entertaining.
CurtisJ992
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Brilliant tour
Went on the graveyard and vaults haunted tour and was very interesting, Nora the tour guide was brilliant and great
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Excellent
We really enjoyed our underground tour today, Maggie was fab and very considerate of the youngest member of our gro
rossaman1981
rossaman1981
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Haunting Times in The Vaults
Darren was our guide and it was worth it. Great build up anticipation during tour. Loved the drama! Really enjoyed
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Interesting
Very interesting. Our tour guide Tuesday was amazing. It was really creepy and spooky. Would definitely recommend t
ShieldsJAC
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Vaults
Tour taken 24th July, Tuesday our guide was fantastic, very knowledgeable and friendly, would reccommend.
John L
John L
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Good day take it all in
Maggie or was it dave it was Maggie our tour guide told a lot us of knowledge of Edinburgh from start to finish whe
Nomad23388571074
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Great tour!
Had a great time with my family of 6 and will absolutely recommend this tour! Our guide was called, Tuesday and the
U342DJamyh
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Interesting, fun and spooky
Really interesting and enjoyable. Great story telling from our guide. My10yo was a bit spooked by it but really enj
Shirley L
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Book it!!
We so enjoyed this tour with guide, Darren. He told us many small facts and stories which made the tour so interest
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