On this late-night tour of Edinburgh you will discover the city at its most chilling. Your guide will reveal to you the darkest, most unsettling tales of bloody plots, treason and torture – guaranteed goose bump material!
You will meet your guide at Mercat Cross, an octagonal monument on the Royal Mile, opposite City Chambers.
On this tour you will discover:
Blair Street Underground Vaults by candle light: For decades the vaults were used to house taverns, cobblers and other tradesmen but when the businesses abandoned the space, the poorest citizens of Edinburgh populated the dark, damp spaces of the vaults. Crimes including robbery and murder soon plagued the vaults. The infamous serial killer duo Burke and Hare, who sold corpses to medical schools, are rumoured to have hunted for victims in the vaults and even stored some of the bodies there.
Written translations available on request (Fr, Ger, It, Sp, Rus).
The tour ends in the vault’s interpretation room.
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01 Apr – 31 Oct: 2100h (9:00pm), 2130h (9:30pm) & 2200h (10:00pm); Daily
01 Nov – 31 Mar: 2100h (9:00pm), 2130h (9:30pm) & 2200h (10:00pm); Friday & Saturday
Start time: 2100h (9:00pm), 2130h (9:30pm) & 2200h (10:00pm)
Duration: 1 hour
Tour starts at Mercat Cross. (An octagonal monument on the Royal Mile, opposite City Chambers).
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
Tour ends at Interpretation Room of the Vaults, Blair Street
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.
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