In line with current Scottish Government Guidelines we will be closed until at earliest Saturday 1st 2021.

Private tours will be available to book from the 6th March and will be available everyday. Email us to organise a private tour.

Safety Means Security  COVID-19 Update

Tour sizes will be limited to allow for physical distancing. Wearing Face Masks will be mandatory for indoor sections of tours except for those under the age of 5 or with an exempt health condition. Indoor sections of the tour are a 1 metre physical distancing zone, follow the advice of staff and observe physical distancing. Physical distancing of 2 metres is still required on outdoors section of the tour.

Special Offer

4 people on any tour for £50!

Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer

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Private Tour Rates

£160 for groups of a minimum of 2 people up to a maximum of 16 people

£120 for groups of a minimum of 2 people up to a maximum of 12 people

£75 for groups of a minimum of 2 people up to a maximum of 6 people

To book a private tour please email us at info@auldreekietours.com

The Greyfriars Graveyard Tour

Friday, Saturdays  10:45, 12:45pm & 2:45pm

Cost: £14 per person – 60min

Contact us to organise private tours for groups of a minimum of 2 people up to a maximum of 10 people.

Join us on a tour on a thrilling guide walking tour of Scotland’s most renowned cemeteries, Greyfriars Kirkyard. This picturesque historic burial-ground contains the mortal remains of numerous incredible characters who have, for better or for worse, shaped our nations history. Prepare to be shocked, surprised, amused, disgusted, moved and entertained all in one hour as we uncover many curious echoes from the past.
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Hidden Secrets of the Royal Mile Tour

Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 10:15am & 2:15pm

Cost: £14 per person – 90min

Contact us to organise private tours for groups of a minimum of 2 people up to a maximum of 10 people. Private tours available in Mandarin.

Join us as we delve into the past and explore the hidden realms of the legendary and Infamous Royal Mile. The Royal Mile dates back to around the twelfth century, steeped in rich history with its impressive and majestic blend of period architecture, intriguing statues and monuments, and darkened wynds and closes leading to hidden atmospheric locations. You’ll discover and walk in the footsteps of the some of the most honourable, and some of the most abominable but equally fascinating characters that have shaped the old town of Edinburgh.
 
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Sinister Old Town Experience

Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 12:15pm & 4:15pm

Cost: £14 per person – 90min

Contact us to organise private tours for groups of a minimum of 2 people up to a maximum of 10 people. Private tours available in Mandarin.

Discover the sinister side of Edinburgh’s Old Town, from villains to aristocracy and slums, prisons and execution sites to the time encrusted architecture of the high and mighty. Our costumed guide will regale you with tales of Edinburgh’s chequered past. Travel in the footstep of our capitals most wretched characters who roamed these very streets, learn of the abominations they committed or received and the legacy they left. Hear the deprived antics of our ancestors at the Grassmarket, truly a place of grime and punishment, before we embark on the most macabre of destinations, Greyfrairs Graveyard. We’ll resurrect the dark deeds of this ancient cemeteries expired inhabitants. Blood curdlingly haunted, you might just encounter the infamous MacKenzie Poltergeist. Surviving that, we’ll unveil the sobering sinister secrets of the not always so majestic Royal Mile.
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The Vaults Tour

Daily: 10am*, 11am*, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm

(*not running until 27/02 at earliest)

Cost: £14 – 60min  (Not suitable for under 5s)

Private Tour Rate:  £75 for groups of a minimum of 2 people up to a maximum of 6 people.  £120 for groups up to a maximum of 12 people – £160 for groups up to a maximum of 16 people.

 

SCOTLAND’S MOST HAUNTED UNDERGROUND EXPERIENCE
Visit the infamous vaults hidden under the South Bridge in 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 guide shall enlighten you with all the gory details. You will see a genuine witchcraft temple, recently used by the “Source Coven of the Blue Dragon” and you will enter their former temple, and learn why it was no longer safe for them to practise their craft in that vault. DARE you step inside the infamous stone circle?

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Haunted Vaults Tour

Nightly: 5pm, 7pm, 9pm

Cost: £14 – 60min  (Not suitable for under 12s)

Private Tour Rate:  £75 for groups of a minimum of 2 people up to a maximum of 6 people.  £120 for groups up to a maximum of 12 people – £160 for groups up to a maximum of 16 people.

 

 

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. Hear tales of the paranormal activity and ghostly apparitions that are said to haunt these vaults. Once experienced, never forgotten.
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The Terror Tour

Nightly: 10pm

Cost: £18 – 75min  (Strictly over 18s only)

Private Tour Rate:  £75 for groups of a minimum of 2 people up to a maximum of 6 people.  £120 for groups up to a maximum of 12 people – £160 for groups up to a maximum of 16 people.

First you’ll be taken to our medieval torture exhibition to see instruments from the Nuremberg and Bamberg Castles in Germany, dating back to the late 1500s and early 1600s. Then you’ll be guided through our paranormally active and haunted underground vaults dating back to the 1700s. Renowned as the world’s scariest place. Frightening! *For over 18s only

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The Vaults & Graveyard Tour

Nightly: 6pm and 8pm

Cost: £18 – 90min  (Not suitable for under 5s)

Private Tour Rate:  £75 for groups of a minimum of 2 people up to a maximum of 6 people.  £120 for groups up to a maximum of 12 people – £160 for groups up to a maximum of 16 people.

 

MOONLIT GRAVESTONES AND HAUNTED 1700″S VAULTS AWAIT YOU!
Edinburgh’s Old Town is steeped in Folklore, Legends & Myths, and an abundance of evil.

Your guide shall take you to Greyfriars Graveyard, home of the famous Greyfriars Bobby – nice dog – who had cocked his leg where rotting corpses lay below and whose names were made famous in many novels and history books, and sent chills down many a reader. Then on to the infamous and haunted Niddry Street underground vaults, 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. Please wear stout footwear, and this tour is not suitable for the under 16s or those of a nervous disposition. You have been warned!!!

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The Ghost & Torture Tour

Only available as a private tour

Private Tour Rate:  £75 for groups of a minimum of 2 people up to a maximum of 6 people.  £120 for groups up to a maximum of 12 people – £160 for groups up to a maximum of 16 people.

A DARK UNNERVING EXPERIENCE ABOVE AND BELOW GROUND.

Our costumed guide takes you around some of the Old Town’s cobbled streets dispensing the history of the dark characters that used to roam them. Then you’ll enter our medieval torture exhibition with instruments from Nuremberg and Bamberg castles in Germany dating back to the 1500s and 1600s. Finally you’ll be guided through our haunted underground vaults to see our old stone circle Pagan temple, a recently working witchcraft temple and our infamous haunted Vault. Be afraid, be very afraid!

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Vaults Hire

Overnight Vaults Hire

Our vaults are now available to hire overnight for investigations, ghost hunts and film locations. Maximum 35 people and proof of public liability insurance required.
00:00 to 06:00 – £600

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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.

Office Opening Times:
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,
Edinburgh,
EH1 1LG.

Tel: 0131 557 4700
Email: info@auldreekietours.com

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: ian@auldreekietours.com