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Auld Reekie Tours

45 Niddry Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, Scotland
+44 131 557 4700
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Auld Reekie Tours are a 4 star visitor attraction located in the centre of Edinburgh's old town, and are open all all year round.We offer a range of both historical and ghost tours both above and below ground, with an option of multi-lingual guides when requested, children tours and a tour and dine partnership with one of Scotland's most haunted pub, the Banshee Labyrinth. Our sister company - Paranormal Investigations Scotoland offers overnight ghost hunts in our most hanted location - Niddry Wynd Vaults.
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45 Niddry Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, Scotland
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+44 131 557 4700
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Reviewed yesterday

We booked this during the Edinburgh Fringe but got it using Tesco clubcard. The cost was £12 but using the clubcard vouchers we only paid £2 each. The woman who did the terror and torture tour was really nice and although her tour was only...More

Thank Annick K
Reviewed 5 days ago

We chose the underground tour because we wanted a general tour of the vaults, without the "spooky" stories, but what we got was quite different from what was promised. The tour was NOT underground, the vaults are in a building and you have to climb...More

Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the "underground" tour, it was the same as going into somebody's cellar. We did all of fifty yards walking, that bit was interesting, not the pseudo "scary" stories and badly delivered anecdotes of the guide. It was so bad it was funny by the...More

Thank FamilyH68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did two tours in two days - terror tour and Graveyard. While there were some similarities between the two, the variance was enough to still be interesting and fun on both occasions. Esther, our guide, was knowledgeable and fun. Not only was this entertaining...More

Thank Sophie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The vaults themselves are fascinating and quite spooky but we weren't particularly impressed with the tour itself. The tour guide spoke in a very disjointed way, flitting from story to story, veering off at tangents and then repeating things we'd already heard. When they stuck...More

Thank Mags1987
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on the underground vaults tour on 21/07 with friends. Very disappointed. Tour guide was from Latvia & had only been in the country for 2 weeks!! Not very knowledgable (how could she be?), no atmosphere & spoke very quietly. She needed help from the...More

Thank SengaN57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was great perfect for families and small children. Darren our guide was very informative. Recommend it.

Thank Joanne M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked onto the Terror Tour whilst out on the Royal Mile during the day, having previously enjoyed the City of the Dead tour with another operator - booking was easy via the information desk at the Royal Mile Market building. Our guide Darren was...More

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I managed to visit this twice in a few days. I loved it. Without mentioning names i met a lovely host from latvia who was very informative and she was a great host. 👍 Hope she is around in the future. Dan.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having done an underground vaults tour with another operator, I booked this for my friend and her kids and my family. Total waste of money. We couldn't hear the guide to start with, despite having booked and paid in advance, we still had to go...More

1  Thank lovetorove4
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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21 September 2016|
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Response from MajesticKat | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't recommend that anyone that has trouble with extremely uneven stairs go down under the city in the tunnels for this tour.
Janine S
12 September 2016|
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Response from 604johnnyboy | Reviewed this property |
Sadly no, I wish they did. I think the Adam lyle tours have the interactive ghost tour
18 April 2016|
Response from tartansinatra2 |
Apologies for the late reply, but to answer the question, all the tours tell of some ghostly goings on and you may well imagine that the underground and vaults are a low lit, atmospheric and spooky place... that might not be... More