Unsettling at the best of times, the vaults are even more so around All Hallow’s Eve: the feeble candlelight barely touching the darkness, a movement in the shadows, the cling of cobwebs on a goosepimpled arm.
Prepare for the fright
You’ll meet at the Mercat Cross, where the city’s undead will have gathered. One of them will be your tour guide, dressed in full costume. First you’ll tread the quieter closes and wynds of Edinburgh’s Old Town, full of ghoulish tales.
And then we move underground. Descending into the Blair Street Underground Vaults, you’ll hear of the city’s most sinister side: body snatchers, torture, murder, hangings. Listen hard enough in the dark silence of the vaults, and you may even hear a faint echo of a centuries-old scream.
This tour will start from the Mercat Cross on The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1RF before visiting Edinburgh`s Old Town and ending after a visit to the Blair Street Underground Vaults (28 Blair Street, EH1 1QR).
Ocotober 31st - 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 16:30, 17:00, 17:, 18:00, 18:30 & 19:00
November 1st - 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00, 19:00 & 20:00
November 2nd - 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00, 19:00 & 20:00
You must be aged 5+ to join this tour.
Babies and strollers are not permitted and anyone suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be refused participation.
Hail, rain, wind or snow: your guide will always be there to greet you. Your guide is very skilled at finding shelter from the elements, but do dress for the cold (hat/gloves) especially in the evenings and in the winter months. Tours will only be cancelled if weather conditions are deemed to be hazardous.
Flat, sensible shoes are recommended as the the ground can be very uneven. Feel free to bring an umbrella for the outdoor portion of your tour (just in case).
You should be of a reasonable fitness level to enjoy this walking tour.
Our Blair Street Underground Vaults are not wheelchair accessible.
Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable, but where possible we will endeavour to transfer you to an alternative tour (subject to availability).
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