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Underground City of the Dead Tour

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    Stop At: City of the Dead Tours, Edinburgh Scotland

    This tour ventures into the most haunted section of Edinburgh’s legendary Underground City, where a population once lived in utter misery. Black as Satan’s jammies, with a fascinating history to match, these vaults were forgotten for centuries and only recently unsealed.

    This part of the South Bridge Vaults is known as Damnation Alley. With good reason. These dark tunnels and are stalked by a malevolent presence known as the South Bridge Entity.


    Duration: 1 hour
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    Departure Point
    St Giles' Cathedral, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RE, UK
    Duration
    1h 20m
    Return Details
    Niddry Street South, Niddry St S, Edinburgh, UK
    Inclusions
    • Local, expert guide
    • Entry/Admission - City of the Dead Tours
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    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Language: English only
    • Age: Minimum 12
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    I went in to this tour with my friends and we loved it. Our guide was Adam and he did an amazing job! All details were kept in mind with the clothes, the projection of his voice, and especially how he told the stories with...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    1  Thank JCCVieira
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    Amelia our guide was fabulous , great story teller. Made the history of the tour fun and interesting. A must for anyone looking to find out more about Edinburgh's dark side, spooky.

    Date of experience: October 2019
    2  Thank W2886IGcraigp
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We did this tour and were looking forward to it, unfortunately it started late nothing could be done as filming was happening in Edinburgh at the time, so we had to wait around, the guide tried his best to entertain us, however once we got...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    1  Thank Christina W
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    This review is mainly meant as a massive "thank you!" to our tour guide, Jamie. He was such an amazingly entertaining guide and exceptional storyteller, from beginning to end. His passion and energy was contagious. He had such great stories to tell and details to...More

    3  Thank lubielux
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Amelia was super knowledgeable and humorous, and kept us entertained, without being boring. The vaults were interesting and I enjoyed hearing the history of what happened in them. I’d recommend the tour. For £13, it’s worth it.

    1  Thank shakeygal
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    Peter R
    October 7, 2019|
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    Response from lubielux | Reviewed this property |
    Hi! It just so happens that a blind man came to the tour I was on (along with his wife who guided and supported him). He definitely had a lot of fun although I imagine it must be tiring. Our tour guide also did a great job... More
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    jackielb129
    August 7, 2019|
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    Response from JamiecEdinburgh |
    Hi there, All of our guides are different and not "scripted" so every guide is different. The guides all research their own stories and basically take you to the locations and talk to you. We adapt to the group so we may... More
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    Brad H
    March 15, 2019|
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    Response from kellytrueman | Reviewed this property |
    We went on the evening tour which began at 8.15pm. I think the day tour began at 3.30pm. It’s worth checking the website, as I think it’s different depending on the time of year.
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