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4.5 / 5
based on 18,942 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.

Edinburgh: Underground Vaults Tour Reviewed by

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.

Edinburgh: Underground Vaults Tour Reviewed by

Fun Scottish history lesson @ the EdnCastle

This pass-the-line guided walking tour was presented by a (seemingly) well knowledgeable and funny guide: Greg. In 1.5 hours he walked from the Edn High Street through Castle to the top, next door to Crown Jewels and the Scottish War Memorial. On the way he made several stops, at each he gave a lively presentation of bits of Scottish history. Very catchy presented, way to go Greg!

Edinburgh Castle: Skip-the-Line Guided Tour Reviewed by

Good and knowledgeable, maybe too long a tour

Hsrd to hear the guide, groups quite large, some locations quite obscure jk rowling links !-the company is cramming in the tourists in large parties, making it less personable to hear,ask questions or interact.

Edinburgh: Harry Potter Walking Tour Reviewed by

The lady booking us in had no idea, but the guide was one of the best

I learned so much from James/Jay, who was so patient and lovely with the few children. He had such good stories to tell us. He was good to listen to and timed everything beautifully.

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