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Thrilling and lesser-known details of Edinburgh’s dark history are revealed on this walking tour. Learn how people from the 18th and 19th centuries lived and worked. Follow your guide and explore the eerie underground of Blair Street—the city’s deepest, most extensive, and supposedly haunted vaults.

Be prepared to step into a sinister world. Beneath Edinburgh’s South Bridge exists a somber and mysterious place, where traders of illicit-goods operated, gory medical experiments took place, and the poorest people lived and worked. Listen to your guide’s detailed narration of the vault’s existence, its inhabitants, and the origins of the Scottish "midden" (rubbish pile or compost heap).

Learn the fascinating historical facts of Edinburgh’s past as you wander and dig into the underground vaults of Blair Street.

Thrilling and lesser-known details of Edinburgh’s dark history are revealed on this walking tour. Learn how people from the 18th and 19th centuries lived and worked. Follow your guide and explore the eerie underground of Blair Street—the city’s deepest, most extensive, and supposedly haunted vaults.

Be prepared to step into a sinister world. Beneath Edinburgh’s South Bridge exists a somber and mysterious place, where traders of illicit-goods operated, gory medical experiments took place, and the poorest people lived and worked. Listen to your guide’s detailed narration of the vault’s existence, its inhabitants, and the origins of the Scottish "midden" (rubbish pile or compost heap).

Learn the fascinating historical facts of Edinburgh’s past as you wander and dig into the underground vaults of Blair Street.

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2 PM Tour

Duration 1h 15m Nonrefundable No booking or credit card fees
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2 PM Tour - Family Ticket

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Historic Vaults Walking Tour

Activity/Location

Edinburgh

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Mercat Cross

    High Street

    Edinburgh


Highlights

  • The dark side of history beneath the South Bridge Vaults

  • Gripping crimes & ghoulish stories that became legends

  • Real people’s sinister & haunting stories from within

  • Unbelievable facts of the vault’s usage in the 18th century

  • Edinburgh's first purpose-built shopping street


Inclusions

  • Guided walking tour of Blair Street Underground Vaults

  • Admission fees

  • Commentary in English


Know Before You Book

  • Children 4 and younger are not allowed.

  • Children 16 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • You must be able to climb and descend stairs and walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • If you fear enclosed spaces, you should not take part in this activity.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • If you have limited mobility, you should not take part

  • Check-in is 10 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Cancellation Policy

This reservation is non-refundable and cannot be changed or cancelled after booking.

Location

Edinburgh, United Kingdom