The Edinburgh Vaults and graveyard tour
Activities

The Edinburgh Vaults and graveyard tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Varied
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 1 hour 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit the graves of some of Edinburgh’s famous residents
  • Hear the fascinating and terrifying paranormal tales associated with the vaults
  • Discover the haunted side of the city
What to expect

The city of Edinburgh may be beautiful and quaint, but there's a far more sinister side which doesn't immediately meet the eye. You'll discover Greyfriars Graveyard, whose canine inhabitant, Bobby, watches over the infamous bodies buried within. You'll hear the stories of some of the corpses beneath your feet, from their history to the myths and legends inspired from their fascinating lives. The Old Town Vaults have an especially dark past, having been home to criminals, brothels and witches, and are alive with tales to tell and are said to have plenty of spirits who still haunt the place. Be prepared to feel chills down your spine as this tour gets under the skin of Edinburgh and takes you to the paranormal side of this historic city.

Read more
COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • What's included
    • Guided tour
    Where

    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
    • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
    • This tour is not suitable for those under the age of 16 years
    • 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
    Read more
    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
    Read more
    Provider
    AULD REEKIE TOURS LTD
    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 experience begins.

    You might also like

    The Edinburgh Haunted Vaults tour
    Activities

    The Edinburgh Haunted Vaults tour

    Book this haunted Vaults tour of Edinburgh to visit its spooky underworld, hear about paranormal activity and maybe even experience some first-hand.

    free cancellation
    Duration 1 hour
    Available in:

    en 

    The Edinburgh Terror Tour
    Activities

    The Edinburgh Terror Tour

    Book the terror tour of Edinburgh now for sleepless nights, a gruesome account of the history of the city and for paranormal activity in the Vaults.

    free cancellation
    Duration 1 hour 15 minutes
    Available in:

    en 

    Whisky and folklore in Edinburgh
    Excursions & day trips

    Whisky and folklore in Edinburgh

    Book your Whisky and folklore tickets and get ready to sip on whisky as you hear folklore and history.

    free cancellation
    Duration up to 2 hours
    Available in:

    en 

    The Silver Whisky Tour with tasting
    Attractions & guided tours

    The Silver Whisky Tour with tasting

    Book your Silver Whisky Tour with tasting and dive into the history and alchemy of blending the perfect dram of Scottish whisky while sipping a dram.

    free cancellation
    Duration up to 50 minutes
    Available in:

    en, it, fr, es, de, +9  pt, ru, nl, ja, pl, sv, zh, ta, ko

    West Highland Lochs, mountains and castles tour from Edinburgh
    Activities

    West Highland Lochs, mountains and castles tour from Edinburgh

    Buy your West Highland Lochs, Mountains and Castles tour tickets today and be overwhelmed by the beauty of Scotland!

    free cancellation
    Duration up to 9 hours 45 minutes
    Available in:

    en 

    Discover secret Edinburgh
    Activities

    Discover secret Edinburgh

    Discover the secrets of Edinburgh with a local tour guide and discover the quirky, cranky, swanky, antique streets of this utterly charming Scottish city.

    free cancellation
    Duration 3 hours
    Available in:

    en 

    Cycle tour to the coast
    Activities

    Cycle tour to the coast

    Book your spot on the Cycle tour to the coast and see the best of Edinburgh while working up a sweat

    free cancellation
    Duration up to 3 hours
    Available in:

    en 

    The Greyfriars graveyard tour in Edinburgh
    Attractions & guided tours

    The Greyfriars graveyard tour in Edinburgh

    Discover the secrets of Edinburgh's Greyfriars graveyard, learn more about its famous and infamous occupants and how it inspired J.K Rowling novels.

    free cancellation
    Duration 1 hour
    Available in:

    en 

    Rosslyn Chapel, Scottish Borders and Glenkinchie Distillery tour from Edinburgh
    Attractions & guided tours

    Rosslyn Chapel, Scottish Borders and Glenkinchie Distillery tour from Edinburgh

    Buy your Rosslyn Chapel, Scottish Borders and Glenkinchie Distillery tour tickets now and be ready for an experience that you'll never forget!

    free cancellation
    Duration up to 7 hours 45 minutes
    Available in:

    en 

    Islay whisky 4 day tour from Edinburgh
    Activities

    Islay whisky 4 day tour from Edinburgh

    Grab you ticket for this Islay whisky 4 day tour from Edinburgh and sample some of Scotland's most famous whiskies while taking in the views.

    Duration up to 96 hours
    Available in:

    en 

    Instant Confirmation