The Vaults Tour
Visit the infamous vaults hidden under the South Bridge in Edinburgh’s Old Town.
Hear tales of how the poor and unfortunate lived in these former slums, explore the dimly lit vaults, once the haunt of criminals, body snatchers and witches alike!
Each vault tells a story. Stories of death, disease and crime and corruption, your guide shall enlighten you with all the grim details. Although merchants originally used them for storage and workshops, the vaults eventually descended into slums, illicit drinking taverns, and criminal dens.
You will see a genuine witchcraft temple, recently used by the “Source Coven of the Blue Dragon”, and you will enter their former temple and learn why it was no longer safe for them to practise their craft in that vault. Will you dare to step inside the notorious stone circle?
Highlights: A tour of Edinburgh’s most extensive haunted vaults. Dark tales of its past visitors and inhabitants. The notorious stone circle and the infamous haunted vault.
Not suitable for under 5s
*please go to booking to see availability
£ 18 per person, £60 for 4 people
£200 for 2 people up to 10 people and then £14 per additional person up to a maximum of 36 people.
Edinburgh, EH1 2PH
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“Great tour with some (a little creepy ????) facts and figures about the Royal Mile and the South bridge vaults. Great atmosphere with a fun and knowledgeable guide.”
“We did the underground vaults tour and we thought it was amazing. Was great to walk down the Royal Mile and learn some gruesome facts about the way these people used to live. Seeing the torture devices was also extremely interesting. I definitely recommend this tour!”
“The vaults tour is worth it, the guide was super entertaining and the whole experience was creepy, insightful and fascinating. Must go!”
“Some great information on the history of Edinburgh and the locations toured. It was interesting to hear the spooky stories behind even the most unassuming of streets. The access to the vaults was also enjoyable. I would recommend going at night for extra fun.”
“Any time I travel to somewhere new, my partner and I love to do a ghost tour. We were recommended this tour by a family member and it really did not disappoint!
We were totally spooked and had a laugh at the same time. The tour itself was very informative with comedic and spooky aspects as well, making it extremely entertaining and worth the money.”