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Auld Reekie Tours

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Address: 45 Niddry Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, Scotland
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Auld Reekie Tours are a 4 star visitor attraction located in the centre of...

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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US$ 13.09*
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Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh
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Haunted Vaults and Graveyard Walking Tour in Edinburgh
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Terror Walking Tour in Edinburgh

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Haunted Underground Tour

did the Haunted Underground Tour today ... lasts one hour ... very interesting and somehow spooky...don't expect any paranormal surprises ... it's niot a ghost-train...we did... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I went with the husband on the underground walking tour because I have read a lot about the vaults and its history is fascinating. We were lucky enough to be the only people on the tour. Our tour guide was Fiona who was great fun and had lots of spooky story's to tell. She was really knowledgable about the history... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bought three tickets on group on to take a family member visiting Edinburgh on a tour. The tour guide was a good story teller and spoke clearly and was engaging. Not the best tour I've been on in Edinburgh but still enjoyable.

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Thank zoeealfie
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the 6pm tour due to our schedule. It included a lovely bit of history of the city and a bit of history of the times. The vaults themselves were less than impressive. While rumored to be haunted, we didn't encounter any paranormal activity. The tour guide was well informed and decidedly made the hair stand up on the... More 

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Thank Bethany M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was looking forward to this tour, but it was spoiled by our tour guide Esther, she was rude and definitely not a people person. So my advice is if you go on this tour make sure its not with Esther.

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Darren was a fantastic guide! Really informative and a great storyteller. We had such a blast and were thoroughly spooked by the end of it. Highly recommended the 10 pm terror tour!

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Thank Devin S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very informative. Good organized. Atmospheric locations and stories. Easy to understand for foreigners.

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Thank Виталий О
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour with a great guide loved it, got more than I bargained for in a picture I took , not sure who the face in the picture was????

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Thank Sarah R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the graveyard and vaults tour. My elderly mother was with us.Our guide was Darren and he was brilliant. He made sure she felt part of the group slowed his pace so she wasn't rushed and waited for us to catch up before starting his very entertaining stories. Would definitely recommend this tour we had a great time.

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

did the Haunted Underground Tour today ... lasts one hour ... very interesting and somehow spooky...don't expect any paranormal surprises ... it's niot a ghost-train...we did enjoy it...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

We went on the 8pm graveyard and vault tour - our expert guide was Darren who was brilliant at story telling and certainly played on our nerves when giving details of the paranormal activities in the graveyard and vaults. Would definitely recommend! Thanks Darren! :)

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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 royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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