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
£20 per person, £70 for 4 people
£240 for 2 people up to 10 people and then £18 per additional person up to a maximum of 36 people.
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“My friends and I went on this tour, and it was absolutely amazing!! Our tour guide was so captivating with her knowledge on the spooky history of Edinburgh, and I loved hearing about everything she had to say. There was even a couple ghost stories that gave me the shivers, but it was nothing excessively scary.”
“Such a fun spooky tour to do while in the city. Our guide shared all the nitty gritty stories of the area and was very captivating!”
“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.”
“A really good time, got to learn some history of the city I didn’t know and while I didn’t have any spooky experiences it was still eerie in the vaults. Tour guide was charismatic and entertaining.”
“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!”