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

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    Underground Vaults Walking Tour in Edinburgh (1.5 hours):
    At either 2pm or 4pm, greet your guide on Edinburgh High Street, opposite St. Giles High Kirk, and receive an overview of the dark history of the Edinburgh Vaults, a subterranean network of chambers beneath the 19 arches of South Bridge.
    Descend to the vaults, shrouded in atmospheric darkness, and listen to tales of the underground community that once thrived below ground. Hear haunting stories of Infirmary Street, the former site of Edinburgh’s medical school, and search for signs of human habitation. 
    After 1.5 hours, return to sea level and spend time at leisure until your ghost tour at 7:30 or 8:30pm.
    Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour in Edinburgh (1.5-hour)
    On the high street, beside St. Giles High Kirk, greet your costumed guide and immediately immerse yourself in the dark past of Edinburgh. Terrifying tales set the scene as you stroll towards the Blair Street vaults under the cloak of darkness.
    Descend to the vaults, renowned for their sightings of restless souls, and explore narrow passages while you hear stories of body snatchers, cannibals, and pacts made with the devil. 
    Then, emerge from the vaults and visit Cannongate Kirkyard: the final resting place of significant Scottish figures. Listen to legends surrounding James Douglas, known as the Cannongate Cannibal, and search the scenery for sightings of specters.
    Your tour concludes back at your original departure point on te High Street.
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    A worthwhile tour, our guide Emma was very knowledgeable and witty. Would recommend to others. Vaults are not for those that don’t like the dark or confined spaces. The floors are very uneven so beware.

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    Reviewed June 13, 2019 via mobile

    Lauren did a great job guiding us through a few stops along the city and through the vaults. The tour was informational and fun. It was a great way to learn and see a bit more about the city that would be hard to come...More

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    Reviewed June 6, 2019 via mobile

    As a first time visit to Edinburgh, my wife and I wanted to get a quick lowdown on all things Edinburgh, and we were not disappointed. Excellent guides with a host of information. Historic walk, the castle and underground vaults are what you want as...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    MercatToursLtd, Manager at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2019

    Thanks for such a fab review - we can't wait to welcome you back to Edinburgh again. It is a really beautiful & interesting city and we love sharing its history & it's stories. It sounds like you certainly packed in a lot in your...More

    Reviewed June 1, 2019 via mobile

    Great tour of the vaults- Emma was very informative and entertaining! Lots of information and good on a rainy day!

    Thank Mags3866
    Reviewed April 27, 2019 via mobile

    Took the tour at 3pm cos my wife and I are sissies and didn't want to go at night. We were right! Our guide, Araetis, was knowledgeable, excellent story teller and funny. Really interesting look back into Edinburgh's history with some disturbing facts. Well worth...More

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