Historic Vaults Walking Tour

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Duration: 1h 15m
Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom | Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Category: Tours & Sightseeing

The dark side of history beneath the South Bridge Vaults
Gripping crimes & ghoulish stories that became legends
Real people’s sinister & haunting stories from within
Unbelievable facts of the vault’s usage in the 18th century
Edinburgh's first purpose-built shopping street

Guided walking tour of Blair Street Underground Vaults
Admission fees
Commentary in English


Thrilling and lesser-known details of Edinburgh’s dark history are revealed on this walking tour. Learn how people from the 18th and 19th centuries lived and worked. Follow your guide and explore the eerie underground of Blair Street—the city’s deepest, most extensive, and supposedly haunted vaults.

Be prepared to step into a sinister world. Beneath Edinburgh’s South Bridge exists a somber and mysterious place, where traders of illicit-goods operated, gory medical experiments took place, and the poorest people lived and worked. Listen to your guide’s detailed narration of the vault’s existence, its inhabitants, and the origins of the Scottish “midden” (rubbish pile or compost heap).

Learn the fascinating historical facts of Edinburgh’s past as you wander and dig into the underground vaults of Blair Street.

Cancellation Policy:
Know before you book: Children 4 and younger are not allowed., Children 16 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult., You must be able to climb and descend stairs and walk on unpaved or uneven terrain., If you fear enclosed spaces, you should not take part in this activity., This activity is not wheelchair accessible., If you have limited mobility, you should not take part, Check-in is 10 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

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