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“Utter rubbish” 2 of 5 stars
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Auld Reekie Tours
45 Niddry Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, Scotland (Old Town)
0131-5574700
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Owner description: 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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“Utter rubbish”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Feeling a bit ripped off really, we did the 10pm tour and really had looked forward to it, Ewan was the guide, funny guy, friendly, but we had gone along for scary! Couldn't understand why we met at a lovely old church only to be moved round a corner to queue while we all either paid or handed prepaid tickets over, then, the most confusing part, STAIRS! We went upstairs to "underground" streets? Here, Ewan had a laugh with a few of us, nothing about ghosts or spirits! He punctuated the "fun" with maybe 3 VERY brief tales. End of tour, we exited via the staircase, this time going down it. DISAPPOINTING

Visited May 2013
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“Awesome tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We went on the ghost and torture tour, Sunday evening, at 6pm. We had emailed to book this prior to our visit. We were definitely not disappointed. Ewan our guide was really good. He really knew what he was talking about with history of the vaults, and the stories.
I would recommend this to anyone thinking of going on it. It's worth the money and I will be going back to the late one next time I go to Edinburgh. I probably wouldn't take children on this tour, as it was great to hear all the stories in full, and we met a very nice American family on this tour too.

Visited May 2013
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“Original Underground Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

Took this tour in May with Darren as our guide, it was a small group so really easy to hear and see everything. Took us in the underground city in a few of the vaults, was very very spooky but not too scary. Darren was very Knowledgeable and told tales of what had happened in the vaults. Would recommend this tour if you've got kids with you but if just adults do the Terror Tour at night, very good

Visited May 2013
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“Great guide, fascinating stories!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

I went on the Terror Tour and was not disappointed. The tour is a great way to learn about the gritty history of Edinburgh! You get to go into the underground vaults -- very eerie, very cool. Our tour guide, Erin, was absolutely fabulous, and dealt with one belligerently drunk gentleman with finesse. Would recommend!

Visited February 2013
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“Amazing trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

I was there in the group on a tour on the vaults. Our guide was called Ewan. We paid ten UK pounds which was great value cos this guy would sell out stadiums doing stand up. The guy was great. I have travelled Europe and been on many tours this was by far the best. What a mix, great location. There was some music from pubs bleeding into vaults but you can't move the venue!! We were thrilled, scared and given a great show. Do it. Find the same guide if you can.

Visited April 2013
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