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Haunted Vaults walking tour in Edinburgh

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icon1 hour  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Edinburgh's underground network of vaults, which dates from the 1700s, is one of the most fascinating parts of the city to explore. To truly understand these former slum dwellings, and their dark histories, you need to explore them in the company of a guide who can provide all of the necessary context, background information and spooky stories.
  • Guided tours of Edinburgh's underground network of vaults
  • Go underground and explore one of Edinburgh's most fascinating locations
  • Learn all about the history of the vaults from your guide
  • Hear stories of the unfortunate inhabitants of the vaults
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Admission Ticket
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 early as we depart promptly at the tour time and we will not wait for latecomers.

45 Niddry St , 45 Niddry St, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, UK
  • 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.
  • Not recommended for children under 12 years of age ( just a suggestion)
  • Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be turned away.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Auld Reekie Tours Ltd
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Haunted Vaults walking tour in Edinburgh?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Haunted Vaults walking tour in Edinburgh.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Haunted Vaults walking tour in Edinburgh?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Haunted Vaults walking tour in Edinburgh.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Haunted Vaults walking tour in Edinburgh?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Haunted Vaults walking tour in Edinburgh.

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star-5
Great tour, Jordan was fab!
Jo_B
, Aug 2022
Jordan (not Jonathan!!) was a fab tour guide, great story teller & generally nice guy! Very knowledgeable, very enthusiastic & made the end of our trip to Edinburgh memorable, thank you so much!
star-1
Too expensive, 3 vaults...
Dagmara_M
, Aug 2022
Too expensive, 3 vaults seen, no value. If not the humour of the guide I would leave half way through
star-5
INTERESTING, SCARY, FUN UNIQUE WALKING TOUR
Brigitte_S
, Aug 2022
We had such a great time with our guide Stuart who has great knowledge, made us laugh and jump. He was very professional and caring. We definitely recommend this walking tour.
star-5
Thinking of booking?? DO IT!!!
Pamela_M
, Aug 2022
Definitely worth a visit! Our tour guide Aidan was engaging and knowledgeable with just the right amount of humour thrown in. Setting the scene perfectly in the vaults. Spooky, erie and had us looking over our shoulder throughout. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
star-5
Great way to learn about the dark history of Edinburgh!
Marzena_W
, Jul 2022
Stuart was an absolute blast of a tour host! It was a bit spooky but so it was supposed to be and he is a very good storyteller :) The tour was informative and entertaining!
star-5
Whiches vault
Amanda_M
, Jul 2022
I took a video of the whiches vault and when I looked back on the video there was two orbs flying past and a voice that whispered what it sounded like “walk”. Josh was our tour guide and he was absolutely amazing, such good humour and made the experience more fun.
star-1
Tour was cancelled last minute
Scott_A
, Jul 2022
The tour was cancelled with about three hours notice due to a “health emergency” with no real option to book another tour same day. Very disappointing.
star-5
Ghost tour
Mia_P
, Jul 2022
Amazing tour. Tour guide Fraser was friendly, informative and engaging. We found it very interesting and good value for money
star-5
Worth a visit
Sheila_F
, Jul 2022
Stewart the guide was hilarious and kept the group entertained . Myself and my adult daughters enjoyed the experience.
star-5
Intense storytelling
Rebecca_S
, Jul 2022
This was a more powerful emotional experience than we expected. We are all still thinking about it the next day. The stories are very intense, heartbreaking, moving. Josh was an excellent storyteller!
star-5
10 stars for Megan- make sure you get her as your guide!
Ian_P
, Jul 2022
This tour was so fun and not to be missed! Megan, our tour guide was the best we had on this vacation! She made all the stories come alive! She spoke clearly, with enthusiasm, and made it extremely fun/engaging!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad to see that you had an excellent experience on your tour with Megan and that you found our tour guide is engaging and enthusiasm.
star-3
Disappointing “ghost” tour of the Edinburgh underground vaults
Steven_Z
, Jul 2022
This experience was a little disappointing. First of all our tour guide showed up in 2 face masks, so a combination of her Scottish accent and her mouth covered with 2 masks made hearing her very difficult. Secondly, we had hoped to hear more about hauntings or areas in Edinburgh that has had a history of ghost activity or hauntings with stories attached. The tour guide tried to add some fright to hear narration, but it sounded very scripted and forced, which made it not scary or funny. I would not recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate the difficulties sometimes involved with hearing guides when they are wearing a face mask and our guides do their best to compensate. Within the limited time of the tour we aim to balance the history needed for context of the location with the ghost/paranormal content and we are sorry that you found this mix lacking in more of the paranormal side that you would have preffered.
star-5
Excellent summary of city history
Noreen_H
, Jun 2022
Excellent tour covering a lot of city history,tour guide Megan very informative/funny making trip enjoyable
star-5
Great tour, low price for what you get
Alyona_M
, Jun 2022
Our guide Adtian was funny, knowledgeable and great! Great stories and this tour has access to very cool vaults. Highly recommend
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad to see that you had a good experience on your tour with Adrian and that you found our tour guide is great and knowledgeable.
star-4
Fun gruesome history lesson
Katy_D
, Jun 2022
Anjia was a great guide, very informative. Stories were interesting, especially in the vaults. Quite spooky!
star-5
Vaults Edinburgh must do.
Gary_P
, Jun 2022
Loved the stories about Edinburgh.Josh our tour guide brought it to life and he was geat in the way he explained it all to us. It was easy to find meeting place and didnt have to wait to long it was also really good value for money. Would 100% do it again.
star-4
A great tour
Claire_C
, May 2022
The vaults are really interesting, and it was great being in them . The tour guide had a loveky voice, she spoke very well and told us interesting facts about Edinburgh
star-2
Disappointed
Anna_B
, May 2022
40 people walking around, not much of an experience. Little information, very touristic, not scary at all.
star-5
Creepy
Brittney_K
, May 2022
Very much enjoyed this tour, the vaults were creepy and the story telling by Adrien was excellent. Would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to experience the creepier side of Edinburgh!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
The tour guide was great...
Diane_D
, May 2022
The tour guide was great very knowledgeable great time would recommend this tour, great price, the tour guide was very much in character

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