The Terror Tour
Visit our medieval torture exhibition to see instruments from the Nuremberg and Bamberg Castles in Germany. With grim devices dating back to the late 1500s and early 1600s. Similar to those used in Auld Reekie’s gory history.
Then your guide will take you through our paranormally active and haunted underground vaults dating back to the 1700s. The most extensive set of vaults in Edinburgh’s Old Town. Renowned as the world’s scariest place. Frightening!
The finest tour guides in Auld Reekie will help to guide you on this journey safely whilst telling you the tales of Edinburgh’s grim past.
Highlights: Our medieval torture exhibition. And the paranormally active haunted vaults of Niddry Street. Horrifying tales of Edinburgh’s Old Town.
Strictly over 18s only
* Fridays & Saturdays only + 30th, 31st Oct
£22 per person, £60 for 4 people
£200 for 2 people up to 10 people and then £14 per additional person up to a maximum of 36 people.
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“A really good time, got to learn some history of the city I didn’t know and while I didn’t have any spooky experiences it was still eerie in the vaults. Tour guide was charismatic and entertaining.”
“We did the underground vaults tour and we thought it was amazing. Was great to walk down the Royal Mile and learn some gruesome facts about the way these people used to live. Seeing the torture devices was also extremely interesting. I definitely recommend this tour!”
“We had a fantastic time on our tour. Our guide was knowledgable and very funny. The tour was very informative and something different to do. We certainly recommend.”
“My friends and I went on this tour, and it was absolutely amazing!! Our tour guide was so captivating with her knowledge on the spooky history of Edinburgh, and I loved hearing about everything she had to say. There was even a couple ghost stories that gave me the shivers, but it was nothing excessively scary.”
“Very awesome experience if you like dark history. The tour makes you see some easy to overlook landmarks/monuments, that have macabre stories behind them.
Entering the vaults gives you a little taste of how the less fortunate people used to “live”, if you can even call it that.”