Guided walking tour of Edinburgh's underground vaults

Highlights

  • An unusual way to discover Edinburgh

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

Essential info*

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Duration 1 hr 15 mins

Languages
  • English

Starting time 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

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.

Options

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

  • 2:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm

Good to know

  • Availability: Monday to Sunday (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Departure point: The Mercat Cross
  • The guided tour is in English. However, your guide will issue a description of the tour in French, Spanish, Italian and German
  • 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
  • Please note: Some stories and legends told during the tour may upset children and the faint-hearted
  • This tour is not wheel chair accessible
  • While photos are permitted in the vaults recording is prohibited
  • Children under the age of 5 are not permitted on this tour

The price includes:

  • The guided tour of Edinburgh's underground vaults
  • The services of an accompanying guide

The price does not include:

  • Tips (optional)
  • Any other extras

Detailed information including the exact address of the tour departure point will be provided when booking

Cancellation Terms & Conditions
This activity cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

Price includes

  • The guided tour of Edinburgh's underground vaults
  • The services of an accompanying guide

Not included

  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras

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