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Review of Auld Reekie Tours

Auld Reekie Tours
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Haunted Vaults and Graveyard Walking Tour in Edinburgh
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Terror Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Ranked #39 of 203 Tours in Edinburgh
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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.
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2013

my boyfriend and i went on this ghost and torture tour last night. i really enjoyed it, the tour guide was excellent. i got a scare which it what we wanted. i would go on other tours these offer

Visited February 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Like a lock up garage”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

Got it for £5 each on a groupon what a waste of money and ink in my printer.all it was is like a lock up with a over dramatic person with a few well scripted storys

Thank notahappychappy20
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great guide, better than expected.”
Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

After purchasing a groupon offer for the tour and reading some reviews i wasnt looking forward to the tour. However, i think we got lucky with the guide we got. The woman was great at telling the story and had lots of interesting things to say. There was a short walk involved in the tour and one very high step into the vaults but everyone should do this tour. Me and my boyfriend even stepped in the witches circle.

Thank NicolaMatt
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed January 29, 2013

myself and my daughter went on the ghost and torture tour on saturday the 26 th of january we found it very interesting as we have a strong interest in history the guide was very good at telling us the story of old edinburgh and it was realy interesting my daughter liked it so much she wants to go back later in the year

Visited January 2013
Thank mary b
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“A mixed bag”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

On our recent trip to Edinburgh we purchased the Edinburgh Pass which includes the Auld Reekie Tours as part of the upfront cost. We only had one day in Edinburgh, and wanting to make the best use of the Pass, we booked two tours with Auld Reekie: the Underground Tour and the Terror Tour.

The Undergound Tour that we went on in the afternoon was pretty good overall. Our guide was informative and added just the right amount of dramatic effect to spice up the tour. The tour certainly wasn’t scary but it was atmospheric. The Terror Tour was a different kettle of fish. The group was far too large to start with. If you were stuck towards the back of the group it was very difficult to see and even hear the guide. The large group size also took away even the remotest chance of finding the tour creepy. I think we were also unlucky with our guide on the Terror Tour. He was very quietly spoken and added no emotion to his tales. It was basically a flat performance. Some of the stories that were told on the Underground Tour were repeated on the Terror Tour (we were warned about this beforehand and had no problem with it) but were told in a less theatrical way. I would even go so far as to say the Terror Tour was boring!

We had booked on to another company’s Ghost Tour earlier in the evening and this was fantastic. I know that the quality of the guides will make a huge difference to your experience so it may be that our guide in the evening was just having an ‘off’ day. However, when we return to Edinburgh we will not be using Auld Reekie Tours again.

Visited January 2013
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