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Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh

  • Get access to the fascinating and rarely visited Edinburgh Vaults
  • Enter a sinister underground world beneath Edinburgh’s Old Town
  • Travel back to the 18th century, when crime and disease ruled the city
Underground Walking Tour in Edinburgh
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5pm Vaults TourMost Popular
Tour departs from outside the Tron Kirk on the Royal Mile at 5pm.
US$ 15.57
2pm Vaults Tour
Tour departs from outside the Tron Kirk on the Royal Mile at 2pm.
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4pm Vaults Tour
Tour departs from outside the Tron Kirk on the Royal Mile at 4pm.
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The Edinburgh Vaults, one of the city’s most fascinating sights, can only be accessed on a tour. This one focuses exclusively on the vaults, an underground warren below South Bridge in Edinburgh’s Old Town. Step inside with a local guide who’ll reveal tales of hardship and struggle in 18th-century Edinburgh, grisly stories from the city’s dark past, and lead you to a hidden witchcraft temple.

What to Expect

Greet your guide on the Royal Mile and escape the tourist trail to discover Edinburgh’s deepest secrets on this underground walking tour through the Edinburgh Vaults. These infamous vaults fill all 19 arches of South Bridge in Edinburgh’s historic Old Town. As you walk, you’ll learn the hideous conditions in which Edinburgh’s poorer citizens lived during the 18th century.

Descend into the dark, dank vaults and learn what it was like to live in the darkness—and which criminals sought their prey there. You’ll explore candlelit Niddry’s Wynd, visit a witchcraft temple with a haunted stone circle, and brave the Haunted Vault, where a myriad mysterious events have occurred.

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1 - 5 of 46 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I are into ghosts stories. When I read about the tour and booked it, it said nothing about being a ghost tour. Either way, when we showed up for our tour, it end up being my husband and I. Our tour guide...More

1  Thank sissely h
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Ghost Tours

Tour guide was lovely. Sadly the tour was short and she weren’t kidding about the paranormal activity. Great experience though!

1  Thank emmagreen1990
Reviewed 5 days ago
Haunted Underground Experience not for kids!

I took my daughter 6 and a half years old to the Children’s Haunted Underground Experience which is advertised as 5+ event. However, the guide explained in details about all the torture tools severing body parts, beheading pocking flesh, tieing and how people died consequently...More

2  Thank itaidan999
Reviewed 1 week ago
So cool and educational!!

Very different tour but so enjoyable and different. The tour guide was brilliant, welcoming, reassuring and we had a few surprises. It was chilly but learnt so much. Would do it again.

Thank 589frances
Reviewed 1 week ago
Really impressed

Went on this tour (underground walking tour) at 2pm last Friday on the first day of the fringe. Was hesitant to book this as had read lots of mixed reviews on trip advisor but I'm really glad we did go ahead. The tour started on...More

1  Thank Clyde89
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4 April 2018|
Response from Darren C | Reviewed this property |
Hi, to my knowledge the answer to this is NO. I think the way the tour is structured it's not really appropriate for dogs