The Edinburgh Terror Tour
Walking tours

The Edinburgh Terror Tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Nightly
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Do this because
  • Witness the terrifying chambers underneath Edinburgh Old Town
  • See ancient German torture instruments and find out their stories
  • Discover the paranormal side of the city, and perhaps even witness some first-hand
What to expect

This tour allows you to see the dark side of Edinburgh, off the beaten track, and with good reason! You'll be witnessing some dark and gruesome torture equpment from Nuremberg and Bamberg Castles in Germany, dating back to the late 1500s and the early 1600s.

These torture tools may not be the scariest thing you'll see on this tour. Your guide will lead you around what is said to be the most haunted and paranormally active site in Scotland, telling you about the history of the vaults, what they were used for and what lay within. They will also tell you of the paranormal and haunted tales of the vaults' darker past. Prepare to witness the mysterious Stone Circle in the underbelly of the city. This tour is definitely not one for the faint of heart.

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What's included
  • Guided tour
Reduced price
  • Seniors (60+ years)
  • Students (with valid ID)
  • Military and those with disabilities

Bank of Scotland, 300 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PH, UK

Meeting point:

Please meet your tour at the Tourist Information and Edinburgh Dungeons Police Box, Outside of the Bank of Scotland.

What to remember
  • This tour is only available for those over 18 years old
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Please note that this tour is unfortunately not suitable for those with walking limitations, as due to the historic nature of the site there are no lifts or ramps available at our location and guests must enter the vaults by climbing a 2-foot tall step followed by a winding staircase
  • Tours will be limited to 16 people to allow for social distancing
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  • This tour is available nightly at 10.00pm
  • The tour will last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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