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Underground Vaults Historical Walking Tour in Edinburgh

Highlights
  • Visit vaults only accessible with a guide on an Edinburgh Old Town walking tour 
  • An atmospheric experience suitable for adults and kids alike 
  • Let your guide bring 300 years of history to life
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Underground Vaults Historical Walking Tour in Edinburgh
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Overview
No visit to Edinburgh is complete without descending to the South Bridge Vaults, home to more than 300 years of history. Escape the city’s icy winds on a historical walking tour of Edinburgh Old Town, both above and below ground. Explore excavated tunnels only accessible with a guide, and listen to commentary that brings the former residences to life. Choose between two different departure times, and upgrade to include a special souvenir.
What to Expect

Your tour begins at a designated meeting point in Edinburgh Old Town. Greet your guide and receive an overview of Edinburgh’s rich history. After two stops above ground, descend to South Bridge Vaults and explore the tunnels by candlelight.

Learn about how the vaults came into fruition and listen to spine-chilling tales of death, disease, and body snatching by the infamous Burke and Hare. Plus, see relics abandoned by the former residents of the vaults.

The tour concludes in the Discovery Room. Here you can gain access to exhibits containing further information on the South Bridge Vaults.

Reviews (380)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Historical tour of underground vaults

Very enjoyable tour. Tour guide William was very engaging and knowledgeable. Vaults are spooky but also very warm and uncomfortable, but it was all part of the experience Would highly recommend

Thank coultonD79
Reviewed 2 days ago
Underground Vaults Tour

This is a tour like no other, to see a part of Edinburgh that most people living in Edinburgh have no idea about! When I visit my partner in Edinburgh, we like to do things slightly out of the ordinary, and this certainly ticks that...More

Thank davidjohnmason
Reviewed 1 week ago
Loved it.

A must for anyone visiting Edinburgh for the first time. Gives you a real I sit to the history of this beautiful city and it’s dark past.

Thank Kristeen H
Reviewed 1 week ago
Very informative historical account of Edinburgh and the vaults

The guide Fred was informative and easy going gave us a fantastic historical account of the birth of this great city and the vaults within. Would strongly recommend when visiting Edinburgh.

1  Thank Daz B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Entertaing and informative

We had a very intersting tour with William, who was a great storyteller and managed to get the information and the "picture of old times" across very vividely. Thankfully, this was truely a historical tour without the "haunted nonsense" ;-)

Thank ISW
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sydnismith131
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Response from Linda C | Reviewed this property |
No, this tour was not a haunted tour. The historical facts were more than entertaining enough.
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