Haunted Vaults Tour

Created with Sketch. Next to Scotland Welcome Tourist Information at the Old Police Box, 300 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PH, UK
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1hr 15mins

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Visit the infamous underground haunted vaults in Edinburgh, hidden under the South Bridge in the heart of the Old Town.

Hear tales from our expert guide of how the poor and unfortunate lived in these former slums. Explore these dimly lit vaults, once the haunt of criminals, body snatchers, and witches alike! Dark as the Devil’s Heart, visit our haunted underground vaults that date back to the 1700s.

The guide will enlighten you to the dark history of these former slum dwellings, home to the poor and destitute as well as a criminal underworld. Take in the tales of paranormal activity and ghostly apparitions that are said to haunt these vaults. Will you come to face to face with some of Edinburgh’s ghostly friends?! Once experienced, never forgotten.

Auld Reekie Tours was formed in 1995. Since then they have been offering a wide range of underground and graveyard tours to visitors from all over the world. They are the only tour company that owns its own vaults, having exclusive use of them. Apart from lighting, our vaults have remained mostly unchanged since they were built in the 1700s.

Auld Reekie Tours are rated “excellent” by over 559 travelers on Trip Advisor and is a Scottish Tourist Board 4 star rated attraction.

Dare you enter the Underground Haunted Vaults in Edinburgh? Book Now!


  • Experience the unforgettable in Edinburgh's famous underground
  • Enrich yourself with wonderful stories from Edinburgh's past


  • Expert and Entertaining Guide
  • Trip into Edinburgh's underground world
  • One of Edinburgh's largest vault


  • Children under 16 years of age
  • Consuming alcohol or drugs during the tour is strictly forbidden
  • Anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be turned away

Meeting Point

Created with Sketch. Next to Scotland Welcome Tourist Information at the Old Police Box, 300 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PH, UK


Where does the tour start?
Tourist Information and Edinburgh Dungeons Police Box, outside of the Bank of Scotland.The address is 300 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PH.
How early should I arrive for my tour?
We recommend arriving at least 5 minutes before your tour is due to begin.
Is it suitable for children?
Over 16 years of age only.
Is photography permitted on tours?
Yes you can take photos during your tour.
What time does the tour run?
Nightly: 5pm, 7pm, 9pm.
Do the vaults have disabled access?
No, they are accessed by a narrow staircase which may be an issue for people with restricted mobility.
Are dogs allowed?
Unfortunately not!
Do people jump out to scare us?
No, this is a storytelling tour.
Can I bring a child in a pushchair or stroller?
The tour is not recommended for children under 5. However, children 2yrs and up can join at the parents discretion. However, we cannot accommodate strollers and pushchairs.
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Martin stevenage


Excellent tour around the vaults with Andrew

Andrew was captivating and funny, he told the stories well. The tour was interesting and I thought the time we were there was about right. My only negative was I thought it would be a bit more scary, next time I would possibly try a later tour.
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