Vaults & Graveyard Tour

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1hr 30mins

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Adventure Calls, Family Friendly, First Timers, Night Hawks

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Moonlit Gravestones & Haunted 1700’s Vaults Await You!

On this Underground Vaults and Graveyard Tour Discover Edinburgh’s haunted history. Edinburgh’s Old Town is steeped in Folklore, Legends & Myths, and an abundance of evil.

Your experienced and entertaining guide shall take you to Greyfriars Graveyard, just a 5min walk from our pick up point. The Graveyard is home of the famous Greyfriars Bobby a nice dog.  Greyfriars Bobby was a Skye Terrier who became known in 19th-century Edinburgh for spending 14 years guarding the grave of his owner until he died himself on 14 January 1872. Over the years Bobby had cocked his leg where rotting corpses lay below.

Next, the tour takes you to the infamous and haunted Niddry Street underground vaults. Named probably the scariest place in the world! Once home to the destitute, prostitutes, criminals, witches and a hellfire club, and is possessed by something evil that awaits you. Auld Reekie Tours was formed in 1995. Since then we have been offering a wide range of underground and graveyard tours to visitors from all over the world. We 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.

If you’re looking for a scare and some history then this Underground Vaults and Graveyard Tour is perfect for you.

Please wear stout footwear, and this tour is not suitable for the under 16s or those of a nervous disposition, you have been warned!!!


  • Grayfriar's Bobby
  • Grayfriar's Kirkyard
  • Infamous Haunted Underground Vaults


  • Expert and Entertaining Guide
  • Trip into 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, 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?
Suitable for over 16's only.
Is photography permitted on this tour?
Yes you can take photos during your tour.
What time does the tour run?
Nightly: 6pm and 8pm.
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?
Only if they are small and well behaved.
Do people jump out to scare us?
No, this is a storytelling tour.
Can I bring a child in a stroller or pushchair?
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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