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Underground City of the Dead Tour provided by City of the Dead Tours

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Underground City of the Dead Tour

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US$ 16.22
2 adults
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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You'll start at
St Giles' Cathedral
High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RE, UKAll tours leave from the "Tree of the Dead" outside St Giles Cathedral on the pavement facing the Royal Mile. Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes prior to departure. Please contact us if you are unable to join your tour.
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    City of the Dead Tours
    Stop: 80 minutes - Admission included
    This tour ventures into the most haunted section of Edinburgh’s legendary Underground City, where a population once lived in utter misery. Black as Satan’s jammies, with a fascinating history to match, these vaults were forgotten for centuries and only recently unsealed. This part of the South Bridge Vaults is known as Damnation Alley. With good reason. These dark tunnels and are stalked by a malevolent presence known as the South Bridge Entity.
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You'll end at
Niddry Street South
Niddry St S, Edinburgh, UK
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Important Information
Departure Point
St Giles' Cathedral, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RE, UK
1h 20m
Return Details
Niddry Street South, Niddry St S, Edinburgh, UK
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Language: English only
  • Age: Minimum 12
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kane wrote a review Mar 2020
24 contributions10 helpful votes
Not an underground tour for starters.. you visit three vaults that are cold dark storage rooms, that apparently housed the poor back in the day (like a lot of buildings would have done, giving them no character and not setting them out of any old cliche vault The guide tells
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Richard W wrote a review Feb 2020
Venice, Italy3 contributions
Generally good info and story telling. I purchased the ticket with the intent of really digging into the gritty history of the underground and see more of the life underground. I didnt really find this expectation met. Additionally the group was a lot larger than would have
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Rob H wrote a review Feb 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom1 contribution
Excellent with this tour being the primary reason for visiting Edinburgh travelling from Liverpool we were not let down. The tour guide Joshua was informative and quirky. However humour is not his strong point (apologies Josh). Looking forward to returning soon for the Graveyard
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belfastjuls wrote a review Feb 2020
belfast3 contributions1 helpful vote
The tour itself was good however I felt the guide (Joshua?) lacked confidence and flair. I have done many tours on both this and previous visits to Edinburgh but I felt that the tour guide on this occasion was probably quite inexperienced and it showed. I enjoyed the graveyard
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Daniela P wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution3 helpful votes
Me and my partner enjoyed this tour, I wasn't sure what to expect when I booked this but we are glad we did it! Amelia was a great guide, funny and great at telling stories! I'm quite sceptical when it comes to the paranormal, but Amelia was fab at setting the scene and the tour
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Interesting and a laugh
It was a laugh and fun to do, Rebecca made it interesting on a old damp Edinburgh night. Not a bad way to spend a
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Very overrated
Having been to Dublin and done a graveyard tour was expecting something similar. Met outside the cathedral in the p
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Absolutely loved the tour! It was really fun, good history of Edinburgh. Stuff I never even knew about Edinburgh an
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Excellent way to spend an evening
Informative and creepy, with a sense of humour too. Would thoroughly recommend. Really enjoyed it, excellent tour g
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Spooky shenanigans!
Had an amazing night with the awesome Adam as our guide. My partner and I have gone to three other tours while on h
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Marta F
One of the best tour in Edimburgh
I would highly recommend this tour to who loves to hear spooky stories and learn about the city of Edinburgh. The a
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Very nice
Very nice tour with cool historical information, but also plenty of spookiness. Adam was an amazing tour guide, lov
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Joanna D
Brilliant !
Great visit despite the cold ! Chris is a brilliant and very nice guide, we had so much fun discovering the graveya
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A lasting memory! Amazing!
Dark. Creepy. Funny. Informative. And completely encapsulating. 5 stars is simply not enough. i wish i could give m
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Tet S
Entertaining, enlightening, and suitably scary at the end!
We really enjoyed this tour. Chris is an excellent speaker and actor, and we relished in hearing some of the histor
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Very informative and entertaining
Well organised, lots of historical information and highly entertaining. Would thoroughly recommend to others.
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Entertaining and highly informative
The tour was highly informative and very fun. The tour guide Chris was an excellent entertainer and very engaging a
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Great tour
Me and my friend enjoyed the tour a lot and had an amazing night thanks to Adam’s incredibly talented storytelling
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Fantastic and creepy storytelling
Myself and my fiancee are avid dark tourism fans and were very excited to go on this tour which didn't disappoint.
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Shriya S
Creepy and fun: My boyfriend couldn't stop shaking
My partner and I went on the Double Dead tour, hosted by Grant who was a really great guide. He made an erie, and u
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  • Duration: 1h 20m
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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