Guided walking tour of Edinburgh's underground vaults

Guided walking tour of Edinburgh's underground vaults

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An unusual way to discover Edinburgh

The opportunity to explore underground vaults dating back to the 18th century

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1 hora 15 minutos



Horas de inicio
14:00 , 16:00

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Accompanied by your guide, you will go to South Bridge at the heart of Edinburgh and descend down into Blair Street's 18th century underground vaults .

These vaults are the deepest in the city and extend across the entire old town. The vaults were brimming with secrets in the late 1700s: they were used as a storage place for illicit goods and as a hiding place for mysteriously-vanishing bodies.

Your guide will teach you more about the living conditions of the people living in these underground vaults at the time. Discover the authentic vaults and learn how they were built, by whom, and for what purpose.  Finally, discover how these vaults allowed the old town to be developed and transformed into a flourishing centre for trade.


When booking, you will be asked to choose the starting time for your tour:

  • 2:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm

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  • Availability: Monday to Sunday (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Departure point: The Mercat Cross
  • The guided tour is in English. 
  • The tour will finish at Blair Street
  • Please note: Children under the age of 5 are not permitted on this tour
  • You must wear shoes that are suitable for this activity
  • This tour is not wheel chair accessible
  • While photos are permitted in the vaults recording is prohibited

El precio incluye

  • The guided tour of Edinburgh's underground vaults
  • The services of an accompanying guide
  • Tourtalk devices and headphonesfor a more immersive and storytelling experience

El precio no incluye

  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras



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