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Edinburgh Old Town History and Underground Vaults Ghost Tour

Highlights
  • Stroll through Old Town and explore the South Bridge vaults
  • Learn about hauntings, murders, and city history
  • Fully narrated by a guide in period costume
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Edinburgh Old Town History and Underground Vaults Ghost Tour
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Overview
Explore the storied history of Edinburgh’s Old Town on this ghost-themed walking tour, during which you can see sites linked to hauntings and murders, descend into the South Bridge vaults, and stroll through the city’s cobbled alleys. Your guide, dressed in period costume, will provide informative narration throughout the tour, which departs in the early afternoon for a family-friendly atmosphere.
What to Expect
Your tour begins at Hunter Square on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, where you meet your guide and set off on foot to explore the city’s Old Town.
Stroll through Edinburgh’s cobbled alleys (wynds), hidden closes, and courtyards while you learn about hauntings, crimes, and mysteries from your guide.
Next, descend into the city’s underground vaults, located beneath the historic South Bridge. Explore the dark chambers, listen to eerie ghost stories, and watch through a section of glass roof as pedestrians walk unknowingly overhead.
Your tour ends in Old Town, where your guide departs.
Reviews (23)
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Edinburgh old town and history tour

Hazel was our guide, she was excellent!! She answered loads of questions and had excellent knowledge. The tour went longer than expected which was great! Brilliant history and interesting facts along the way. Totally recommend this for the price. Shelly from NZ

Thank ShellyMillsNZ
786beccap, Public Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for this excellent review, Shelly! We'll be sure to pass your kind words on to Hazel.

Reviewed September 25, 2018
Tour

ive been on the ghost tours in Edinburgh and the underground vauits tour is realy good some of the tour guides are great in telling you at times you feelsomeone or thing is there with yous I wood say its atour to defo do they...More

Thank Hilary S
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile
Fab tour!

We had Maggie for our guide and she was lovely! Very informative tour and really enjoyed the underground part! 5 *

Thank DumbleDawn
RemmyF2, Guest Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Thank you very much for your kind words!

Reviewed September 2, 2018
Wonderful tour with flamboyant and expert tour guide - grusome and informative historical journey through Edinburgh

Fanatsic tour guide - Captain Porteous - a flamboyant, energetic and expert in Edinburghs 'horrible history'. An overgournd tour around the royal mile and onto Black Friers Cemetry and finishing in the underground vault. Great humour and tension. Not too scary and children were 'goggle-eyed'...More

Thank Scott P
Remmy F, Guest Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Thank you, Scott, for this fantastic review!

Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile
Next Time, Haunted!

Had a great time touring the Vaults and down the Royal Mile; with our guide, Hazel. Hearing old stories of its history and the scoundrels, rouges and their interesting part in their demise. Love to join the ghost tour, next time.

Thank Fionna B
Remmy F, Guest Relations Manager at City of Edinburgh Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2018

Thank you Fiona, very good to hear you enjoyed the history tour and we would love to have you back for a spooky one!

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Response from ShellyMillsNZ | Reviewed this property |
Tour was for 90 minutes, but we were about 2 hours!! Really interesting
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