Enjoy a picturesque stroll through the paved streets of Edinburgh's Old Town. All is not as it seems as you explore the murkier side of Edinburgh's long and famous history. With this ghostly guided tour, you'll venture below the ancient alleyways and into the famous haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults. Your spookily cloaked guide will regale you with fantastically horrifying tales of the city's past. Once storage areas for businesses and shops in the area, the vaults were transformed into slums and the city's red-light district, with more than a grisly tale or two. You'll hear of the torrid conditions, rampant crime and unsettled spirits as you're treated to a flavour of life, and death, in Old Edinburgh. Above ground, you'll explore the streets of Old Town, visiting the shadowy closes and claustrophobic alleyways off the Royal Mile. While you'll see the streets in the safety of daylight, once you venture underground, the vaults always lie in shadow!
Need to Know
Your tour will begin at the city's Victorian Mercat Cross, and after meeting your tour guide you'll be led through the streets and alleys of Edinburgh's Old Town on your way up to the Royal Mile. Then it'll be time to go underground. Led by your cloaked guide, you'll explore beneath the city's famous streets in the famous haunted Blair Street Underground Vault. This spooky experience is perfect for those looking to see what Old Town Edinburgh had to offer both above and below the surface.