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Haunted Vaults walking tour in Edinburgh

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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

Departure Point

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. Tours can not wait for latecomers so please do not be late.

Return Details

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.
  • Travelers 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 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 face masks and attendee health during Haunted Vaults walking tour in Edinburgh?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Haunted Vaults walking tour in Edinburgh.
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 policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • 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
Highly recommend!
Connie_C
, Dec 2021
We went for the evening tour which I feel definitely added to the experience. Darren was our tour guide and he was amazing, very engaging and funny. Would highly recommend this experience as something a bit different to do with your evening on a city break.
star-5
Interesting Edinburgh history
Tim_K
, Dec 2021
Fraser the guide was great - helpful, knowledgeable and funny. Very interesting history to the vaults.
star-5
Great hour spent
Philip_B
, Dec 2021
A great experience with a wonderful guide. Loved the history and the fun bought into it. Glad I didn’t step into THE RING….😳
star-5
Informative guide and interesting to see a different side to the city
Theresa_C
, Nov 2021
The guide (Darren?) clearly knew his stuff and delivered the tour in a captivating manner. It was odd but you could actually feel a difference in temperature between some of the vaults, but there was no heating on anywhere…. spooky!
star-4
Great but not worth the cost
Craig_L
, Nov 2021
Darren was a great tour guide. Very interesting stories about the vaults and surrounding areas. The only problem for me was the price. I think walking round a small part of the town and then some empty rooms is worth no more than £10
star-5
Excellent tour and guide
Anita_B
, Nov 2021
Anna was an excellent tour guide full of information that kept us fully interested, Anna even ran over her allocated time with the group asking everyone if that was ok. We could of stayed all night listen to the history Of Edinburgh
star-5
Top Tour of Spooky Auld Reekie
Katy_D
, Nov 2021
Fraser was a fantastic guide and really brought Edinburgh atmosphere and history to life, creating a memorable and spooky&chilling experience!
star-1
No show
Hannah_D
, Nov 2021
Crap tour guide didn’t show up would not recommend at all save your money and your time horrible experience
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
I’m really sorry you were not able to attend your tour. We’ve not had any incidents recently of guides missing their tours so I’m not sure how you’ve missed each other. Please feel free to contact us at info@auldreekietours.com to for more assistance.
star-1
Don't waste your money
Alison_B
, Oct 2021
So disappointing , did I really want to stand in a volt in the dark and be shouted at in the attempt to make me jump- no knowledge shown, inappropriate humour prior to entry total wast of money and time
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
We’re so sorry that you did not enjoy your tour with us and thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. As you you can see from our other reviews this is an uncommon instance and we will look to improve following this feedback. Please feel free to reach out to us at info@auldreekietours.com if you have any further comments, concerns or suggestions you would like to share with us.
star-3
Great to hear of Edinburgh vaults and how they were discovered
Linda_W
, Oct 2021
Anna our tour guide was great . She was very knowledgeable and we could all hear her very clearly . Some of our party of guides were a little scared and had to leave .
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re glad you found the tour informative and that you though Anna was a great tour guide.

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