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Looking up along the Niddry Street Vaults corridor

Niddry Street Vaults, Edinburgh

The Vaults Tour

Join this tour in Edinburgh and visit the vaults beneath Old Town, dating back to the early 18th century. Your costumed guide will tell you about murders, the persecution of witches and the people who inhabited this scary place.

This vaults tour takes you beneath the streets of Edinburgh's Old Town into a dimly lit space that many considered to be haunted. Your 1-hour tour visits the vaults of the South Bridge that date back to the 1700s. These are the same vaults mentioned on Most Haunted Live as one of the scariest places on earth.

Learn how the vaults been used over the years, and the living conditions endured by the poor and homeless residents who frequented them. The darker side of Edinburgh's history will unfold as you wander through the candle-lit underground area.

From your costumed guide, you'll hear about the Burke and Hare murders and the persecution of witches. Discover the characters who stalked the streets of Edinburgh, and the paranormal stories associated with the vaults.

From £18 per adult

Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

January — December

Contact details

Auld Reekie Tours

45 Niddry Street
City of Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Tour information


  • Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh - City Centre




  • Walking


  • Small Group (1-16)


  • English


  • City
  • Ghosts and Supernatural
  • History

Covid 19 Facilities

  • Advance booking essential
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Capacity limit
  • Clear signage
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to visitors & staff
  • Hygiene screens in place
  • Online booking only
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands

Tour prices

From £18 Per Adult

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Prices are subject to change depending on season

Tour Stops

Auld Reekie Tours

Tour company information

Auld Reekie Tours

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.

Opening times

Everyday 10:00 - 22:00

Please see website for current covid-19 opening hours

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