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Underground Vaults Walking Tour in Edinburgh (1.5 hours):
At either 2pm or 4pm, greet your guide on Edinburgh High Street, opposite St. Giles High Kirk, and receive an overview of the dark history of the Edinburgh Vaults, a subterranean network of chambers beneath the 19 arches of South Bridge.

Descend to the vaults, shrouded in atmospheric darkness, and listen to tales of the underground community that once thrived below ground. Hear haunting stories of Infirmary Street, the former site of Edinburgh’s medical school, and search for signs of human habitation. 

After 1.5 hours, return to sea level and spend time at leisure until your ghost tour at 7:30 or 8:30pm.

Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour in Edinburgh (1.5-hour)
On the high street, beside St. Giles High Kirk, greet your costumed guide and immediately immerse yourself in the dark past of Edinburgh. Terrifying tales set the scene as you stroll towards the Blair Street vaults under the cloak of darkness.

Descend to the vaults, renowned for their sightings of restless souls, and explore narrow passages while you hear stories of body snatchers, cannibals, and pacts made with the devil. 

Then, emerge from the vaults and visit Cannongate Kirkyard: the final resting place of significant Scottish figures. Listen to legends surrounding James Douglas, known as the Cannongate Cannibal, and search the scenery for sightings of specters.

Your tour concludes back at your original departure point on te High Street.

Locations visited
Edinburgh Old Town
Mercat Tours
Canongate Kirk
Overview

Experience two of Edinburgh’s top-selling tours at a discounted rate on this Edinburgh Super Saver. Descend to the dimly lit Edinburgh Vaults, 18th-century chambers shrouded in legend, on a 1.5-hour walking tour, and then search Scotland’s capital for restless spectres on a 1.5-hour ghost walk. Visit the Blair Street vaults and the Cannongate Kirkyard, two of Edinburgh’s most haunted locations, and learn of the city's dark history. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people to maintain an intimate atmosphere.

Highlights
  • Edinburgh Super Saver combing a 1.5-hour underground vaults tour and a 1.5-hour ghost tour
  • Enjoy two of Edinburgh's top-selling tours and save money
  • Descend to Edinburgh's underground vaults and discover the dark history of the subterranean labyrinth
  • Visit two of Edinburgh's most haunted locations, Cannongate Kirkyard and the Blair Street vaults, on a ghost tour
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile
The Doomed, Dead & Buried tour was brilliant

In the afternoon my fiancè & I did the History tour & our guide was Stephanie. I felt as though it was script based, no personal touches however very informative. The past tour guides I've met usually talk a bit about themselves & build a...More

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MercatToursLtd, Manager at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Hello thanks for your honest feedback & delighted you enjoyed two tours of Edinburgh with us. All our guides have their own personal style which is what you experienced - glad you had such a good time with Stephanie in the vaults. all the best,...More

Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile
Meerkat74

Fantastic tour highly recommend. Historic tour not a "ghost" walk. Guide was great and gave us a great sense of the history of Edinburgh and the vaults, very interesting and pretty grim. Great

Thank Arthur S
MercatToursLtd, Manager at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Hi Arthur - thank you for your review, sounds like you went on the right tour for you! Delighted you enjoyed it, there is a lot to share about Edinburgh's history :) Jean

Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile
City, Vault & Graveyard

Literally just came back from the tour and have to say Lydia and Claudia were fantastic. Full of knowledge and engaging with our group. Me and my wife both thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Highly recommend the tour.More

Thank Leejay7287
MercatToursLtd, Operations Manager at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Thank you so much for such a wonderful comment! We will pass it on to our storytellers Lydia and Claudia. It makes us truly happy when visitors have a great time connecting with our guides, with the locations and with the many fascinating (if dark!)...More

Reviewed 5 March 2018
When creepy turns loveable

I had this tour with Anna, from Italy. She was great. I would highly recommend to take this tour, dig deep into Edinburgh´s mysteries. Word of advice: don´t get too rational, just let go, go with the flow, with the words, with the shadows. If...More

Thank Clanand
MercatToursLtd, Operations Manager at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Thank you for your comment about your tour with Anna. We are really glad you enjoyed your time listening to the real stories of Edinburgh's dark past. The focus of our tours will always be on the history and the storytelling craft of our guides,...More

Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile
Great evening's entertainment

Excellent 2 hour ghost tour of both a grave yard & the underground vaults. Even though it was a rainy evening which ultimately lead to it being a small group (6), our guide Lydia was exceptional, she was engaging, witty, informative & very professional.

Thank Fudge101
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