Guided tour

Edinburgh Vaults: Ghost Tour

Edinburgh Vaults: Ghost Tour

From US$ 14.52 per person

Go on a thrilling ghost tour of Edinburgh's Old Town that takes you underground to the Edinburgh Vaults. Embark on a guided journey to reveal the city's ghostly, unsettling past dark history.

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Duration options: 1 hour
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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

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  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Explore the infamous Edinburgh Vaults on a thrilling guided ghost tour
  • Listen to chilling stories of crime, murder, and horror from the city's dark past
  • Get to know the history of the vaults and the ghosts that frequent it
  • Discover the narrow hidden alleys along the cobblestone streets of the Royal Mile
Full description

Wander through Edinburgh's Old Town and explore the infamous Edinburgh Vaults on a bone-chilling guided tour that uncovers the city's torturous past and a haunted present.

Take to Edinburgh's historic streets and listen as your guide tells you tales of the city's dark and gruesome history as you are led along the Royal Mile on cobblestone streets. Hear stories of murder, hangings, and even witchcraft. 

Venture below ground and enter the city vaults, one of Edinburgh's most haunted sites. Hear stories of stomach-churning medieval torture devices, for those with a strong enough constitution to learn about times gone by. 

Discover why the vaults have often been regarded as one of the scariest places on earth by paranormal experts. Get to know the history of the site and the ghosts that frequent it.

  • Access to Edinburgh Vaults
  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users
    • Children under 18 years

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    Meeting point

    Meet opposite Starbucks at 124a High Street.

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    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 5317 reviews

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    Good guide, good tour, had an eerie feel to the room with the torture devices/exhibition which explained the history of the vaults. I'd recommend it to a friend or family member. We heard loud bangs down when we were told a story about the landlady... ghost come to say hello

    August 6, 2022

    Our guide, Andrew, was fantastic! Good history and stories with a theatric telling style. I deducted one star due to accessibility. To get to the "underground" vaults, you actually climb up a very narrow staircase (due to the elevation fluctuations of the city) the first step into the building is VERY high with no ramp. If you have mobility issues, this is not for you. Once in, the vaults are cool to see, but also very damp/slippery (wear good shoes). If you're able bodied, do it! If not, I recommend you pick a different tour. Overall, we liked it.

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    July 28, 2022

    You will learn some scary stories about the catacombs and known serial killers. It was obvious to Adrian that he enjoys his job and likes to tell relevant stories. However, we had expected more, especially at night (cemeteries or similar), since this tour can also be completed during the day.

    June 25, 2022

    Product ID: 404076

    VA ID: 404076