The Vaults Tour

Created with Sketch. 300 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PH, UK
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Experience the Underground Vaults Tour Edinburgh!

Visit the infamous vaults hidden under the South Bridge in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. Hear tales 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! Each vault has stories of crime, disease and death, and lots more, with which your highly experienced and entertaining guide shall enlighten you with all the gory details.

Step down into underground Edinburgh and see a genuine witchcraft temple. Recently used by the “Source Coven of the Blue Dragon”. Enter their former temple, and learn why it was no longer safe for them to practice their craft in that vault. DARE you step inside the infamous stone circle?

Auld Reekie Tours Formed in 1995 they have been offering a wide range of underground and graveyard tours. Enjoyed by 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, their vaults have remained mostly unchanged since they were built in the 1700s. Infamous as the best Underground Vaults Tour in Edinburgh. Rated “excellent” by over 559 travelers on Trip Advisor. Auld Reekie are a Scottish Tourist Board 4 star rated attraction.

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  • Entertaining and expert guide
  • Unrivalled access to Edinburgh's underground world
  • Historical and Ghostly Stories


  • A trip into Edinburgh's world famous underground vaults


  • 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. 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?
There will be some gruesome stories told so this is at parents discretion.
Is photography permitted on this tour?
Yes you can take photos during your tour.
What time does the tour run?
Daily: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm.
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.
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  • Enjoy this experience with our trusted partners: Auld Reekie


Based on 3 reviews
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Underground Vault Tour

Our guide Stewart was excellent. He made it fun and entertaining as well as informative. Would definitely recommend.



Underground tour 04.03.2022

We have just been on the underground walking tour today.It was extremely interesting but I believe the thing that made everything much better was our amazing tour guide Ashlyn. She is great at her job ,very entertaining and able to keep your attention at all times. Thank you for a lovely time. Faye & Yannick

Beckie Gotts



Daiva the tour guide was absolutely fantastic! extremely knowledgeable and had a great way of putting the history of edinburgh across! very very friendly and funny! couldn’t of asked for a better guide to go into the vault with! i would recommend this tour and especially this guide to anyone who’s planning on visiting! you will not be disappointed!!
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