The Haunted Vaults Tour

Events (site-specific, storytelling)

  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
Please be at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the tour time
Dates, Times and Prices


Our guide will enlighten you on the dark history of Old Town Edinburgh’s most extensive haunted underground vaults, dating back to the 1700s. Former slum dwellings, home to the wretched and destitute, as well as a despicable criminal underworld. With gruesome devices dating back to the late 1500s. Visit our medieval torture exhibition to see instruments similar to those used in Edinburgh’s history and find out how and why they were used. You’ll also hear tales of the paranormal activity and apparitions that are said to haunt the vaults. View a former Wiccan coven's ritual space.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Dates, Times and Prices