Edinburgh Super Saver: Underground Vaults Walking Tour and Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour

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What You'll Get

Underground Vaults Walking Tour in Edinburgh (75 mins, 2pm & 4pm)
Far below Edinburgh’s bustling city streets there lie the Edinburgh Vaults — a series of dark chambers formed under the 19 arches of the South Bridge in the late 18th century. Set out on a 75-minute walking tour of underground Edinburgh with a professional guide and learn about this subterranean expansion of historic Old Town. As your guide sheds light on the fireplaces, wine vaults and artifacts in the excavated vaults, hear about the 100 or so businesses — including taverns and trades — that once thrived at the South Bridge and used the concealed space for their workshops and merchandise.  Listen to haunting tales of Infirmary Street, the former site of Edinburgh's medical school, where it is said that the notorious duo, Burke and Hare, sold the bodies of their murdered victims. Search for signs of human habitation when city residents reportedly lived in, then vacated, the cavern-like vaults, and imagine life underground before you breathe fresh air again!

Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour in Edinburgh (90 mins, 8:30pm)
At an evening departure time to suit your schedule, you’ll greet your guide on the High Street, beside St. Giles High Kirk. Your costumed guide will immediately launch into to terrifying tales to set the scene. First, you’ll descend to the Blair Street vaults, subterranean tunnels renowned for the restless souls that reside there. As you explore the narrow passageways, you’ll hear tales of cannibals, body snatchers, and pacts made with the devils: the impenetrable darkness and chilling temperature ensures a spine-tingling atmosphere. After exploring the vaults, you’ll weave your way to Cannongate Kirkyard, a vast cemetery home to famous Scottish figures. Hear troubling tales of James Douglas, the infamous Cannongate cannibal, and keep your eyes peeled for specters wandering in the darkness. Bid your guide farewell at a central Edinburgh spot at the end of your tour.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for child aged 8 and under
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Und erground Vaults Walking Tour in Edinburgh
  • Walking tour
  • Local guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Visit to Canongate Graveyard

  • Underground Vaults Walking Tour in Edinburgh
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Departure Point
The Mercat Cross, Central Edinburgh

Departure Time
Underground Vaults Walking Tour - 2pm & 4pm
Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour - 8:30pm

3 hours 30 minutes

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