Underground Walking Tour In Edinburgh

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Overview

Visit the infamous hidden vaults beneath the South Bridge in Edinburghs Old Town. Hear tales of how the poor and unfortunate lived in these former slums. Explore these dimly lit vaults by candlelight, once the haunt of criminals, body snatchers and witches alike!
Each vault has stories of crime, disease, death and lots more... with which your guide shall enlighten you in all the gory details! You will see a genuine witchcraft temple, recently used by a Wiccan coven and you will enter their former temple. Join us to learn why it is no longer safe for them to practice their craft in that vault.
DARE you step inside the infamous stone circle?

Highlights

  • Fully narrated tour
  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Excellent value for money
  • All entrance fees included
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

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The infamous vaults hidden under the South Bridge in Edinburgh Old Town fill the nineteen stone arches of this underground architectural wonder. Join our knowledgeable guide to hear why the vaults were built and why they were eventually abandoned...

Hear tales of how the homeless and destitute community of Edinburgh sought refuge in these former slums. What was it really like to live in the darkness? Who were the criminals that stalked the vaults and what did they want? Explore the candlelit Niddry's Wynd, forgotten on today's maps, with your costumed guide.

The tour commences at the Tron Kirk on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh Old Town. Learn what the town was like in the 1700s, what diseases were feared by the overcrowded population, and what happened to the household waste? You will see a genuine witchcraft temple, recently used by the Source Coven of the Blue Dragon and you will enter their former temple. You are advised to listen to the guide carefully BEFORE making a decision to step inside the haunted stone circle!

Finally we invite you to experience the eerie atmosphere of the Haunted Vault itself, home to the majority of our many reported sightings... will you be brave enough to enter?

Photographs are recommended, you may even discover something ghostly on them! Please do get in touch with us after the tour to share your experiences with us...

Inclusions for Underground Walking Tour In Edinburgh

  • Professional guide
  • Walking tour

Exclusions for Underground Walking Tour In Edinburgh

  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Not wheelchair accessible

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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33 reviews by the users

  • Great guide!! Wish it had been a longer tour!!

  • The person who was supposed to lead the tour was not there or did not know we were on the tour. When I asked about the Viator tour I got a look like he was seeing a zombie with leprosy. We looked for any one who may be conducting the tour and found no body. Other street tour people in the area did not know any thing about Viator tours or where they started. We arrived 20 minutes early and left 10 minutes after the tour was supposed to start. A total waste if time and money. I will decline the charges when the credit card charges come thru. A two plus week trip and this was the very low point. I had been wanting to take this trip when I planned on going to Great Britain and I got ..rewed.

  • Patrick was our informative guide giving us historical background on the structure and insight into how people survived in this dark, dank place. We signed up for a day tour not being particularly interested in the haunting aspect. Would have preferred that there was a bit less of it in this tour with the aspects of living in this structure was horrific enough on a mundane level.

  • The tour person we were supposed to meet did not know anything about our reservation. He said he did not know anything about Victor or who did their tours. He did nothing to help us, just ignored us. He took a group on some tour and left us standing there. We got there 20 minutes early and stayed around for 10 minutes after the tour was supposed to start. I will contest the charges for this tour with my credit card provider. Totally teffible experience.

  • Interesting. Not too long but spooky. Fun to go on.

  • This tour was advertised as a historical underground tour. It was more of a poorly acted crass ghost story. Save your money.

  • Our good Hannah was very good , explained the history well, it must have been horrible living there at the time.

  • Our tour guide was Sean who was very good. This is fun and suitable for some kids, as long as you know it is a bit scary and the stories of medieval Edinburgh are not pleasant!

  • Needs to be longer and see more. Price paid is slightly too much for what you get.

  • It was hard to locate, but we caught them just as they went underground. It's more wicken then anything else - a couple of underground vaults and haunted stories.

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