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Terror Walking Tour in Edinburgh

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icon1 hour 15 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Experience spine-tingling thrills and supernatural chills on this 1.5-hour adults-only terror walking tour in Edinburgh. Take a journey along the cobbled streets of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town with a guide and delve deep into the city’s dark past. When darkness has descended on the city, explore hidden underground vaults once used to hold criminals of deepest guilt — and others — and take in top city landmarks including St Giles’ Cathedral by night. Hear of the notorious Tolbooth Prison and the troubled souls it held, and enter the terrifying torture museum.
  • 1.5-hour terror walking tour of Edinburgh
  • Explore Edinburgh’s ancient Old Town with a guide
  • Visit hidden underground vaults under cover of darkness
  • Learn of famous landmarks from past and present such as Tolbooth Prison and St Giles’ Cathedral
  • This tour is strictly for over 18s only
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Gratuities

Departure Point

300 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PH, UK

Tours start at the Tourist Information Police Box, Outside of the Bank of Scotland. This is across the road from Deacon Brodie’s tavern. Please be there at least 5 minutes early as we depart promptly at the tour time. Tours can not wait for latecomers so please do not be late.

Departure Time

10:00 PM

Return Details

45 Niddry St, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, UK

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Vaults are accessed via a 2ft stair with further average size stairs inside the vaults.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Our location and content can sometimes cause genuine distress. Customers attend at their own risk.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Auld Reekie Tours Ltd
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Terror Walking Tour in Edinburgh?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Terror Walking Tour in Edinburgh.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Terror Walking Tour in Edinburgh?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Terror Walking Tour in Edinburgh.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Terror Walking Tour in Edinburgh?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Terror Walking Tour in Edinburgh.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Terror Walking Tour in Edinburgh?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Terror Walking Tour in Edinburgh.

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star-5
Scary , fun and educational
Danny_H
, Jan 2022
The tour guide was brilliant !!! Really good , fun and scary tour , tour guide very knowledgeable, full of information and facts
star-5
Atmospheric, great history narrative.
Dom_S
, Sep 2021
Great history and storytelling from Darren. Very atmospheric tour.... I would definitely never go to those Chambers on my own. Well worth it. 👍
star-5
Thoroughly creepy
Alan_B
, Aug 2021
This was our second tour of the day previously doing a darkside tour (also good) and hoped it wasn’t going to cover the same things, it brushed on a couple of similar things but was definitely different enough to be worth it. Nora was a great guide and the tunnels were definitely creepy! Thoroughly enjoyable, the wife screamed at one point, worth it for that alone!
star-5
15 stars
Neil_G
, Jun 2021
5 stars for our guide Sophie, 5 for the experience and 5 for the customer service. We booked this tour but due to ill health couldn't attend, the following day after contacting the company we were given alternative dates but couldn't make them so were offered the haunted vaults tour that evening instead. Fantastic company, amazing tour with a great guide. Book these tours now!!! So pleased from start to finish.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and for your recommendation. We're glad you enjoyed the tour with Sophie and will pass along your kind words.
star-5
Darren was very informative and fun...
ncmarvel
, Jun 2017
Darren was very informative and fun. Would highly recommend the tour!
star-5
Absolutely loved the tour. great...
Michelle_R
, Mar 2017
Absolutely loved the tour. great stories to be heard along the way. Not so good if you are not fit as there is obviously a lot of walking involved : staff were really friendly
star-5
Fascinating and interesting and also...
April H
, Apr 2016
Fascinating and interesting and also very creepy too, a fabulous tour.
star-5
Okay so this was definitely a creepy...
April H
, Apr 2016
Okay so this was definitely a creepy tour. Delving deep into not only the past but Edinburgh's dark underground where history breathes down your neck and slithers down your spine.
star-1
Fun and informative, a fabulous tour...
April H
, Apr 2016
Fun and informative, a fabulous tour this most definitely is.
star-1
Nothing terrifying here. Guide was...
Colby D
, Nov 2015
Nothing terrifying here. Guide was sweet...gave us a little history...walked a few sidewalks and into a few empty vaults. Spend you money and go to one of the bars in the caves same vault complex. No theatrics here, but could have shown so much more.

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