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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
Old Town
+44 131 557 4700
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't know what we expected, but we knew we wanted to take a Ghost Tour of Edinburgh. We couldn't have been luckier than to have EWAN as our guide. He is truly a gifted storyteller as well as a brilliant historian of all things...More

1  Thank amarzannz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed this wee tour. I say wee because it's limited to 3 overground vaults, but they are atmospheric and our guide Esther was great at whipping up the chills, with stories of their history. She imparted a good oversight of Edinburghs...More

Thank daftmanonatrain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the Auld Reekie tours. Our guide suited the role brilliantly and was very entertaining (I think her name was Christel??). My partner and I aren't really believers in ghosts or superstitions but the history and stories were brilliant and excellently told. Would recommend...More

Thank Vanessa E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recently attended Auld Reekie Tours with Freshers, was enough to make my skin crawl loved our tour guide Ewan who was definitely outstanding and fabulous. His sense of humour was impeccable and definitely knew his facts about the vaults. Creepy and very satisfying , excellent...More

1  Thank rmiller19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a lot of history but quite spooky, despite the stories being predictable, had to leave one vault cos got spooked

Thank Piano P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a second choice from going on the Mary Kings Close tour (because they were sold out) we went on the "ghost tour" with this tour group. Although it is an hour long, you spend the first 35 minutes listening to a half-true history lesson...More

Thank lithom99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did the haunted underground tour. I will preface this by saying that I didn't really have issues with the guide, or the fact that the vaults aren't what you would consider 'underground' in the typical sense. My issue was just that this tour was so...More

1  Thank fatchan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked an "underground tour" and we knew in advance that it meant the vaults under the street, not actually underground. (Which a lot of reviewers complain about! - the guide explained this beforehand!) Our guide was Euan aka The Duchess and he was funny...More

1  Thank iamers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on the vaults and graveyard tour. Was really interesting. But we didn't see a graveyard. Fair bit of up and down walking, but terrific. Tour guide was very good.

1  Thank Lieselt_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide Esther was very informative and provided our group with a gruesome insight to Edinburgh's dark past. We went on their standard day tour that visited three of the rooms deep 'underground'. Would recommend for all ages and Esther's 'lights out' conclusion definitely sends...More

Thank Dyce0030
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