Guided Tour of Edinburgh's Underground Vaults & Canongate Cemetery


  • Visit the authentic underground vaults on Blair Street

  • A complete tour of Edinburgh's darker side

  • Learn the secrets of Canongate Cemetery

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Duration 1 hr 45 mins

  • English

Starting time 7:30 PM, 8:30 PM

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This guided walking tour of Edinburgh invites you to uncover the darker side of the Scottish capital.

Accompanied by your guide, you will stroll along the polished cobblestones of the Royal Mile, Edinburgh's main thoroughfare that is composed of a maze of atmospheric Victorian streets and dark alleys.

During this tour you will discover that the Edinburgh you know today hides many secrets...!

Discover the darkest spots in Edinburgh, including as the Blair Street underground vaults and Canongate Cemetery, while listening to the grisly legends that have haunted this city over the centuries!

Good to know

  • Availability: everyday (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Departure point: The Mercat Cross
  • The guided tour is in English. Printed descriptions available in French, Spanish, Italian and German
  • You must wear shoes that are suitable for this activity
  • The tour ends near Canongate Cemetery
  • Please note: Some stories and legends told during the tour may upset children and the faint-hearted
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • While photos are permitted in the vaults, recording is prohibited
  • Minimum age: 5 years
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This activity cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

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Price includes

  • The guided walking tour of old Edinburgh (Royal Mile)
  • The guided tour of Canongate Cemetery
  • The guided tour of Blair Street's underground vaults
  • The services of an expert guide

Not included

  • Tips (optional)
  • Any other extras

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