City of the Dead: South Bridge Vaults & Covenanter's Prison
Explore Edinburgh's underground city – the South Bridge Vaults
Learn all about the city's grisly and often horrific past
Make your way through the Greyfriar's Graveyard, where many of Edinburgh's most notable denizens are buried
Walk through the terrifying Black Mausoleum
Explore Edinburgh's frightening past in this 1.5 hour walking tour of the old city's most haunted locations. See the dark underground city of the South Bridge Vaults, then descend into the murky darkness of the black Mausoleum and Covenanter's Prison.
First, explore the notorious South Bridge Vaults: dank, forgotten chambers underneath a historic bridge. In crowded 18th-century Edinburgh, the neglected spaces quickly became a hive of illicit activity. Unscrupulous characters descended the moldy steps to visit brothels, taverns, and much, much worse: the vaults were reportedly used by the serial killers Burke and Hare for their hideous medical experiments.
Then, tiptoe to Greyfriars Kirk and the infamous Covenanter's Prison and Black Mausoleum. It is said that the ghost of Bloody George Mackenzie still haunts these grounds. Be warned: the Mackenzie Poltergeist is believed to leave mysterious bruises, bites, and cuts on unlucky visitors.
After all this, you might need a stiff drink: luckily for you, the tour finishes with a visit to a Scottish pub.
• South Bridge Vaults
• Greyfriar's Graveyard
• The Covenanters Prison
• The Black Mausoleum
Good to Know:
Wear sensible footwear.
Warning: The Mackenzie Poltergeist can cause genuine physical and mental distress. You join the tour at your own risk.
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“A great tour that made good entertainment and an interesting night.”