City of the Dead: South Bridge Vaults & Covenanter's Prison

City of the Dead: South Bridge Vaults & Covenanter's Prison

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Key Details

Tour Duration
105 minutes
Live guide

Meeting point

Large black signs against the wall of St Giles' Cathedral, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1RE

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  • 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.

What's Included

  • Access to:
  • 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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Customer Reviews

(57 Reviews)
5.0/5 stars
Such good fun

Great tour guide made the experience fun from start to finish. Wasn't too spooky but we were still glad we went on the tour as had a good laugh and found out some interesting information. Worth the money.

5.0/5 stars
Wonderful experience

Very good

3.0/5 stars
To crowded, 47 people are to many for a walk.

We did not get to spend time in the graveyard. I felt rushed. The guide was knowledgable.

4.0/5 stars
Entertaining and spine chilling

Chose this tour as part of a hen do activity and we were not disappointed. Our guide kept the suspense going throughout whilst telling us about the history.

5.0/5 stars
Great tour and excellent guide

Excellent and humorous tour, guide Ian was terrific!

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City of the Dead

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