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Edinburgh: Underground Vaults Tour

Product ID: 47520
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Join this tour in Edinburgh and visit the vaults beneath Old Town, dating back to the early 18th century. Your costumed guide will tell you about murders, the persecution of witches and the people who inhabited this scary place.
About this activity
Duration 60 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a guided tour of the dimly lit vaults beneath the streets of Edinburgh's Old Town
  • Explore the South Bridge vaults and learn about the history of what lies beneath the city’s streets
  • Hear about the squalid living conditions and diseases that ran rampant through the area
Full description
This vaults tour takes you beneath the streets of Edinburgh's Old Town into a dimly lit space that many considered to be haunted.

Your tour lasts 60 minutes and visits the vaults of the South Bridge that date back to the 1700s. These are the same vaults mentioned on Most Haunted Live as one of the scariest places on earth.

Inside the vaults you’ll learn how they’ve been used over the years and the living conditions endured by the poor and homeless residents who frequented them. The darker side of Edinburgh's history will unfold as you wander through the candle-lit underground area.

From your costumed guide you’ll hear about the Burke and Hare murders, the persecution of witches, and the infamous characters who stalked the streets of Old Edinburgh.
Includes
  • Guided tour of the South Bridge underground vaults

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Due to the damp nature of the location, suitable footwear should be worn.
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Product ID: 47520