The underground vaults of old Edinburgh

Edinburgh 45-Minute Original Underground Tour

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Key Details
45 minutes
Mobile Voucher Accepted
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What You'll Do
  • Take a guided tour of the dimly lit vaults beneath the streets of Edinburgh's Old Town
  • Explore the South Bridge vaults and learn about the history of what lies beneath the city’s streets
  • Hear about the squalid living conditions and diseases that ran rampant through the area
Join the Original Underground Tour in Edinburgh and visit the vaults beneath Old Town, dating back to the early 18th century. Your costumed guide will tell you about murders, the persecution of witches, and the people who inhabited this scary place.
What to Expect
The Original Underground Tour takes you beneath the streets of Edinburgh's Old Town into a dimly lit space that many considered to be haunted.

Your tour lasts 45 minutes and visits the vaults of the South Bridge that date back to the 1700s. These are the same vaults mentioned on Most Haunted Live as one of the scariest places on earth.

Inside the vaults you’ll learn how they’ve been used over the years and the living conditions endured by the poor and homeless residents who frequented them. The darker side of Edinburgh's history will unfold as you wander through the candle-lit underground area.

From your costumed guide you’ll hear about the Burke and Hare murders, the persecution of witches, and the infamous characters who stalked the streets of Old Edinburgh.
What's Included
  • Guided tour of the South Bridge underground vaults
Meeting Point

Outside the Tron Church on the Royal Mile, by the operator's advertising boards Please arrive at the meeting point 5 minutes before the scheduled tour time.

What to Remember
Due to the damp nature of the location, suitable footwear should be worn.

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