Guided tour

Edinburgh Vaults: Ghost Tour with Greyfriars Kirkyard

Edinburgh Vaults: Ghost Tour with Greyfriars Kirkyard

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Go on a thrilling ghost tour of Edinburgh's Old Town, Greyfriars Kirkyard, and 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 - 2 hours
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Live tour guide
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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Explore the infamous Edinburgh Vaults on a thrilling guided ghost tour
  • Get to know the history of the vaults and the ghosts that frequent it
  • Visit what is regarded the most haunted graveyard in the world at Greyfriars Kirkyard
  • Discover the narrow hidden alleys along the cobblestone streets of the Royal Mile
  • See exhibitions displaying stomach-churning medieval torture devices
Full description

Take to the historic streets of Edinburgh's Old Town, visit the Greyfriars Kirkyard graveyard, and explore the infamous Edinburgh Vaults on a bone-chilling guided tour that uncovers the city's torturous past and a haunted present.

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. 

Stop at what is regarded as the most haunted graveyard in the world at Greyfriars Kirkyard and discover the legend of Greyfriars Bobby.

Venture below ground and enter the city vaults where medieval torture exhibitions await those with a strong enough stomach to learn how these devices were used in times gone by. 

Experience 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 Greyfriars Church
  • Access to Greyfriars Kirkyard
  • 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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    4.5 /5

    based on 2039 reviews

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    Darren was a great narrator of Greyfriars Graveyard history - it was interesting, darkly comic in places, and overall very informative. The second part of the tour into the Hunted Underground Vaults was also an excellent experience. Darren painted a vivid picture of the lives of unfortunates forced by poverty and destitution into living in the vaults. There was also an element of fun with all the 'hunted' stories.

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    August 27, 2022

    Great and very informative tour. We were lucky to have Josh as a tour guide, who was a vivid and entertaining story teller and made the whole experience very spooky (which we loved). The tour took approx. 90 minutes and the group size was fine. If you like ghost stories and want to learn about some of Edinburgh‘s history and myths, this is just the right tour for you.

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    August 25, 2022

    A great guided tour of Greyfriars Cemetery. Scary stories, although we didn't see Tom Riddle's graves etc. We had to go there later on our own. Although we were told that we would not be spooked on this tour, of course we were. The vaults are a bit of a challenge if you're faint-hearted and believe in ghosts. But you could have left the place at any time.

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    August 23, 2022

    Product ID: 404070

    VA ID: 404070