Auld Reekie Tours
Auld Reekie Tours
4.5
Ghost & Vampire ToursHistorical & Heritage ToursWalking ToursSightseeing Tours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Auld Reekie Tours are a 4 star visitor attraction located in the centre of Edinburgh's old town, and are open all all year round.We offer a range of both historical and ghost tours both above and below ground, with an option of multi-lingual guides when requested, children tours and a tour and dine partnership with one of Scotland's most haunted pub, the Banshee Labyrinth. Our sister company - Paranormal Investigations Scotoland offers overnight ghost hunts in our most hanted location - Niddry Wynd Vaults.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023

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Walkabout201
Glasgow, UK39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Fun and interesting tour, I was excited to explore the graveyard and learn more about it. However it was quite disappointingly short, we only stopped at a few graves and mausoleums and didn’t spend very long in the graveyard at all.
However the tour was definitely saved by our guide James who was super energetic, fun and engaging who had plenty of facts and stories for us.
The vaults themselves were interesting and creepy. A fun experience, thanks James for a fun walk!
Written 14 April 2024
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Lucy T
4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The tour guide Stewart was fairly informative and there were some interesting bits but didn't come away feeling the tour was worth the money.

He spoke of the Knox grave in space 23 but we didn't get to see it during the overground part.

The time spent in the "holding" room with the torture paraphernalia was short and it would have been nice to have had longer here. But the main disappointment was the number of vaults visited and open to tour. I was expecting to spend more time underground and travelling a longer distance underground. It was underground tour and more underground visit.

Finally it would have been nice that given the prompt start to the tour for a representative to be on hand at the meet point 30 minutes before the tour to confirm that those waiting for the tour where in the correct meeting location.
Written 14 April 2024
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Christian James B
Upton, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Very fun and interesting tour of the vaults and Edinburgh

James is a fantastic guide - would highly recommend booking a tour
Written 14 April 2024
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Niklas Woh
Norway3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Thank you. This was an awesome expreience with James as our guide. He made this tour so special! So creepy to WALK through dark and scary history of Edinburgh.
Written 14 April 2024
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Alessandra B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
So interesting to see the vaults and hear the history of the town. James is an amazing guide making the guided tour even more interesting.
Written 14 April 2024
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Kay G
Grimsby, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jordan was very informative and lighthearted. Great tour. Learnt about the history and the abandoned Wicken temple. Very enjoyable.
Written 14 April 2024
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Holly B
Carriere, MS3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Very interesting information provided in this walking tour! We went as a family and met up with a small group. My 2 teenage boys found it interesting.
Written 13 April 2024
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Ruth B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Me and my partner went on the terror tour at 9pm. The guide, Dom, was entertaining, charismatic and informative. If you wanna see the vaults and get a bit scared Id definitely recommend. Cracking way too spend the evening 10/10
Written 13 April 2024
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Ella
15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Really enjoyed this tour and Stewart was a very good tour guide who knew his stuff really well and made the tour informative and entertaining. I thought we might have visited a few more vaults but overall was very pleased and interested!
Written 13 April 2024
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Beverley D
Bedford, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I really enjoyed this tour. I'd done another one last week, which was similar, but this was better. Dom was a very good, very entertaining guide, and the pace was just right. I found with the previous tour I did ( different company, I think) that there was a bit too much standing and listening in one spot, but I liked this more as I felt there was more to see & more to learn, without getting sore feet! 😉 Dom's experience showed & he was really entertaining.
Written 13 April 2024
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