Auld Reekie Terror Tour (Edinburgh) Reviews
Description:Address: 45 Niddry St / Edinburgh / EH1 1LG / Scotland / Learn about the historical dark side of Edinburgh on this ... more
Newest Review: ... private collection of rusty torture tools owned by the tour owner, hung from the wall of a single small room. I've been to actual torture museums before (miserable places!) filled with racks and other nasty machines, so I was expecting a little more. In addition, the guide only explained the use of a couple of items and we weren't given time to look around. Next, we moved down into the ... more
Customer Auld Reekie Terror Tour (Edinburgh) Reviews (4)
by - written on 19/04/11 (Very useful, 58 readings)
I took this tour back in March while on a short trip to Edinburgh. I took just the short tour, which encompassed just the vaults under the city rather than the full tour, which included a walk around some haunted streets. Our tour lasted 45 minutes and cost 8.50. A full tour lasted 1.5 hours and cost 11.50. There were about three tours daily, although the above ground tour only happened after dark. Basically, below Edinburgh's most famous street, the Royal Mile, there are hundreds and hundreds of vaults and cellars originally intended to be used for storage. However, due the porosity of the rock above, everything stored in them got wet and so they were ... Read the complete review
by - written on 03/01/10 (Very useful, 329 readings)
Having been to Edinburgh twice in the past year I can highly recommend auld reekie tours for the ghostly underground vault experience. We went on the terror tour which is at 10pm and costs £10 each lasting approx. 1 hour. Met at the tour guides platform in the city centre we were taken to the auld reekie office where we had to pay and be given a stamp on our hand. We were then led by a woman in full costume and who was incredibly theatrical around the city with true stories and given the history of various areas where terror and witchcraft took place. This part of the tour was fantastic, going through alleyways/closes to focal points and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 16/06/09 (Very useful, 167 readings)
Having just returned from a long weekend in Edinburgh, the first thing I wanted to advise people to go do was the 'Auld Reekie' ghastly terror tour! This tour is a walking tour, so my first bit of advice is for the ladies not to wear high heels! You will be walking over cobbled steets and up and down steep hills, so best to get your sensible shoes on! Auld Reekie is a Victorian nickname for Edinburgh - although the guide did not explain this, we found this out later while overlooking the city from Camera Obscura. It is a rough translation of old smokey, because of all the chimneys belching out smoke all over the city back in the nineteenth ... Read the complete review
by - written on 15/05/09 (Very useful, 222 readings)
So yes, Edinburgh probably is one of the scariest cities with all its crazy history, narrow creepy streets and of course the underground vaults. On the May bank holiday a group consisting of me and 5 of my closest girlfriends went to Edinburgh to experience the terror tour. We were excited about it all day long and at around 10:30am we met our guide along with a group of about 35 - 40 other people. The guide was dressed suitably in olde style clothing with a huge fake gash down her neck and started by telling us a little bit about what the tour would consist of. Then she took as a short walk to where we would pay, this would probably have been fine ... Read the complete review
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