COVID-19 Update

We are re-opening on Friday 4th September 2020! Tour sizes will be limited to a maximum of 12 people to allow for social distancing. Wearing Face Masks will be mandatory for indoor sections of tours as per recent guidance given by the Scottish Government.

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Edinburgh’s landmark – The Tron Kirk

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The Tron Kirk originally known as Christ's Kirk at the Tron was built between 1637 and 1647 for the North-West parish, one of the four parishes of Edinburgh, prior to…

Heave Awa’ Hoose

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On the 24th of November 1861, a 16th century dilapidated seven-story building situated between Bailie Fyfe’s Close and Paisley Close in Edinburgh’s Old Town suddenly collapsed in its entirety. The…

The MacKenzie Poltergeist, Greyfriars Graveyard, Edinburgh

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The MacKenzie Mausoleum in Edinburgh’s Greyfriars Graveyard became the final resting place of Sir George MacKenzie in 1691. During his lifetime ‘Bloody MacKenzie’ was the Lord Advocate for Scotland during…

Eerie Earth Radio Show, with guest Anna Bell from Auld Reekie Tours

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In this episode, host Kieran Begg guides us through the grim history of Edinburgh followed by an interview with Anna Bell, a guide with Auld Reekie Tours, who shares her…

Re-opening, we are ready!

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Thank you for your patience! Auld Reekie is back from 4th September 2020! To create a safe environment for everyone coming to our tours and visiting our vaults, we make…

Deacon Brodie, the real life inspiration for Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

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The legendary Deacon Brodie (1741-1788), one of Edinburgh’s most fascinating characters, the real life inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s book Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.  Living a polar opposite double…

The mosaic heart on Royal Mile, UK No.1 spitting spot?!

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Ever wondered why there is a mosaic heart on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile and why it is traditional to spit on the heart as you walk past?  This is the Heart of…

An authentic Wiccan Witches Coven in South Bridge’s vaults

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A true hidden gem in Auld Reekie's vaults... A perfectly preserved witch temple... A time capsule... If you’ve never been on our tours, you probably don't know, in Auld Reekie's vaults,…

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About Us

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.

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Due to covid-19 our office hours vary. We apologise if we missed your call. For any inquiries, please email or contact us on our social media and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.


Contact Us

Auld Reekie Tours,
45 Niddry Street,
EH1 1LG.

Tel: 0131 557 4700

Company Information: Auld Reekie Tours LtdRegistered in Companies House, Edinburgh. Registered Office 45 Niddry Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LG.Company Registration Number: SC434404.Contact Telephone Number: 0131 557 4700. Email address: