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Edinburgh: Underground Vaults & Graveyard Evening Tour

Product ID: 66534
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Explore our infamous, dark past and the characters doomed to die and doomed to haunt the living. You'll visit both the Blair Street Underground Vaults and the Canongate Graveyard.
About this activity
Duration 105 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Blair Street Underground Vaults and the Canongate graveyard
  • Hear of infamous murderers and cursed souls
  • Delve into the terror of Edinburgh’s past
Full description
Explore the haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults with access no other tour company can offer, then head to the Canongate graveyard, where the spirits of the dead await.

It might be something to do with the change in temperature. Or the perpetual darkness. Or the ever smaller rooms, stretching beyond the weak beam of a torch. Whatever the reason, there’s something unsettling about the Blair Street Underground Vaults – and your expert guide will reveal the troubling tales on this evening walking tour.

Cannibals. Body snatchers. Deals with the Devil. And that’s before you even head underground.

Torture. Murder. Hangings. And that’s just what went on in the vaults.

A walk along dim streets to the Canongate graveyard will bring you to the resting place of the city’s most famous figures: Adam Smith, the father of economics; David Rizzio, the lover of Mary Queen of Scots; and James Douglas, 3rd Marquess of Queensberry – the infamous cannibal of the Canongate. 
Includes
  • Live guide
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • Children under 18 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Mercat Cross, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF. Please arrive here 15 minutes before the start of your tour. Look for the 8-sided monument with white Unicorn on top. You will find a member of our Visitor Services Team waiting here to check you in.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Warm clothing
Not allowed
  • Food and drinks
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear
• Please arrive at the Mercat Cross on The Royal Mile 15 minutes before the start of your tour and check in with the local partner's on-street Visitor Services Team
• You must be at least 18 years-old to enjoy this tour
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.3 / 5
based on 69 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.7/5
Organization
4.7/5
Value for money
4.3/5
Safety
4.7/5

Organized by

Mercat Tours

Product ID: 66534