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4.4 / 5
based on 5,533 reviews

Entertaining way to spend an hour in Edinburgh

This was a fascinating way to spend an hour whilst in Edinburgh and our guide, Tuesday was excellent, great with her audience and at telling us the history of this part of the city. I’m not sure why we had to meet by the bank/tourist information booth, because we then had to walk all the way down the Royal Mile and only stopped at one point so I felt we could have started there really. The vaults themselves are fascinating and spooky and my only gripe would be that after reading about them online, I expected to see more of them than we did; it’s just four ‘rooms’ on this tour and all lit with a couple of torches. I totally get that that adds to the eerie atmosphere but I personally would have preferred slightly better lighting and a bit more of the vaults so that I could take it all in. Just my opinion and I’d still recommend the tour to anyone wishing to see this part of the forgotten Edinburgh.

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Informative and interesting history of Edinburgh's underground.

We felt that our meeting point opposite the Royal Bank of Scotland was very unnecessary as it was very difficult to follow in such a large group ( approx 30 people) the distance to the entrance of the vaults. There several other high profile meeting points closer to the entrance, for example The National Museum of Scotland. Our guide Sven got us to the entrance at 3.20pm which was 20 minutes after meeting time of 3pm. Whilst the tour was interest there was quite a bit of repetition.

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Entertaining, informative and fun. Don't miss this treat!

James looked the part and kept us all enthralled on this ghost tour. Time well spent, full of historical facts and stories about Edinburgh's murky past, whilst strolling around the city and discovering things /places you would normally just walk past. Great value for money.

Edinburgh: Famous Underground Ghost Tour Reviewed by

Brilliant way to spend a couple of hours.

Amazing tour. The guide was amazing and made it so much fun. Enjoyed everything about the experience and couldn't stop talking about it after it was over. Thank you very much.

A great mixture of history with some added tales of specifc indivuals.

Iain was really informative and also good fun... as I'm sure he always is. To be able to access a few more rooms in one tour maybe just to look around would be good!

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