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Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh

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Visit the infamous hidden vaults beneath the South Bridge in Edinburgh Old Town. Hear tales of how the poor and unfortunate lived in these former slums. Explore these dimly lit vaults by candlelight, once the haunt of criminals, body snatchers and witches alike!

Each vault has stories of crime, disease, death and lots more... with which your guide shall enlighten you in all the gory details! You will see a genuine witchcraft temple, recently used by a Wiccan coven and you will enter their former temple. Join us to learn why it is no longer safe for them to practice their craft in that vault.

DARE you step inside the infamous stone circle?
Highlights
  • Get access to the fascinating and rarely visited Edinburgh Vaults
  • Enter a sinister underground world beneath Edinburgh’s Old Town
  • Travel back to the 18th century, when crime and disease ruled the city
  • Discover a side of the capital many visitors—and even locals—miss
What to Expect
Greet your guide on the Royal Mile and escape the tourist trail to discover Edinburgh’s deepest secrets on this underground walking tour through the Edinburgh Vaults. These infamous vaults fill all 19 arches of South Bridge in Edinburgh’s historic Old Town. As you walk, you’ll learn the hideous conditions in which Edinburgh’s poorer citizens lived during the 18th century. Descend into the dark, dank vaults and learn what it was like to live in the darkness—and which criminals sought their prey there. You’ll explore candlelit Niddry’s Wynd, visit a witchcraft temple with a haunted stone circle, and brave the Haunted Vault, where a myriad mysterious events have occurred.
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Departure Point
300 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PH, UK
Duration
1h
Return Details
45 Niddry St, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, UK
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
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  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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The guide was very entertaining and informative, he brought the history to life. He explained the history of teh vaults but had some fascinatiing stories of things that have happened there. He made the tour very funny and enjoyable.
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What an amazing experience doing the underground tour with Tuesday, she was absolutely amazing !!!!!! Would recommend this tour to anyone, well worth a try 👍👍👍👍
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We did the vault tour on Sunday the 1st of December 2019 at 3pm and our tour guide Ewan (unofficial queen of Scotland -title well earned) was hands down the BEST not only did he make it funny but the facts were delivered with flair , both my kids thoroughly enjoyed ( my 11yr old
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Very entertaining tour guide (Darren) who made tour interesting and enjoyable. Underground vaults were great.
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My friends and I had a long weekend away and enjoyed our choice of coming here one afternoon! Our guide Tuesday, was very informative and friendly, we couldn’t have asked for a better tour guide.
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