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Haunted Vaults and Graveyard Walking Tour in Edinburgh

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Your knowledgeable guide takes you to Greyfriar's Kirkyard, home of the famous Greyfriar's Bobby – nice dog – who had cocked his leg where rotting corpses lay below and whose names were made famous in many novels and history books, sending chills down many a reader's spine.

Then on to the infamous and haunted Niddry Street underground vaults, most haunted place in Edinburgh and probably one of the scariest in the world! Once home to the destitute, prostitutes, criminals, witches and a hell-fire club, and is possessed by something evil that awaits you
  • Walk Edinburgh’s haunted streets, vaults, and graveyards by night
  • Hear terrifying tales of gruesome deaths—and returns from the grave
  • Shiver at the ghostly horrors of Greyfriars Kirkyard
  • Brave the haunted vault below the city at Niddry Street Vaults
What to Expect
As night falls across Scotland’s ancient capital, greet your guide and embark on an adults-only journey through the city’s sinister past. Learn the grim history of Greyfriars Kirkyard, where quiet and unquiet souls have rested since the 16th century, and gothic monuments rear against the gloomy sky. Walk on through the darkening night to the Niddry Street Vaults that stretch below the city. Once home to witches, criminals, the destitute, and a hellfire club—and rumored to be the hunting ground of serial killers Burke and Hare—these echoing cellars are now the site of regular paranormal happenings. Something evil awaits in the Haunted Vault. Be warned!
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Departure Point
300 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PH, UK
Departure Time
8:00 PM
1h 30m
Return Details
45 Niddry St, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, UK
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Age recommendation 16+
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a great time on the tour. The actor was such a good storyteller and was super enthusiastic about the haunted history in the area. I was so spooked by the end that I would have sworn someone was pushing me out of the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 502angelaw
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time. It hit on one of the cultural things that makes Edinburgh so fun- spooks!! Nicely done!!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Stephen R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ewan was our tour guide and an excellent story teller who presented the history in a very interesting and thought provoking way. Thoroughly enjoyed his sense of humour, down to earth and authentic approach. Learned something new and enjoyed the experience. Thanks Ewan! Additionally, the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 16 August 2019

So we went on the Vaults and Graveyard Walking Tour to try and see a bit of everything. It was about 1 hour of touring the Graveyard (Greyfriars Kirkyard) and then 30 mins in the vaults. Personally I would have preferred it be a bit...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank StephW252
Reviewed 16 August 2019 via mobile

Myself and 8 of our friends went on the haunted graveyard and vaults tour last night and it didn’t disappoint at all! Anna our tour guide was so knowledgable and informative and we could have listened to her stories all day! We were very impressed!...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Thank you! I enjoyed showing you around and I hope to see you again!
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