The Historic Vaults Tour for two people
- Exclusive access to the most extensive set of 18th century Underground Vaults open to the public
- Witness the unaltered conditions in which real people lived & worked
- Learn the origin of the Scottish 'midden'
- Discover links with the city's notorious bodysnatchers
Enjoy this exclusive experience, which will take you to the Underground Vaults of Edinburgh and allow you to hear tales that not many know of!
This unique tour is not for the faint-hearted but will take you on a fascinating journey through the most extensive set of Underground Vaults open to the public in Edinburgh. The experience is chilling with many jaw dropping tales to be told by your expert guide.
A great bridge was built spanning the deep valley to the south of the Royal Mile, which created the Underground Vaults in the late 18th Century. Under its 19 enormous arches, in a catacomb of underground chambers, a community began to thrive. Trades, first legal and then illicit, flourished and in hard times there was nothing that couldn’t be bought of sold for a purse of gold!
The Underground Vaults were abandoned by the 1830′s and only opened again to the public in 1996. The labyrinth of corridors and chambers you visit remain unchanged from two hundred years ago. This is a unique experience that will let you capture a very special moment in the evolution of Edinburgh.
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This voucher entitles two people to share the experience
Tours last 1hour 25 minutes and depart all year round
Tours are run regardless of the weather, please dress accordingly
Children under 5 are not allowed to enter the Vaults for saftey reasons.
This experience is not suitable for spectators
This voucher is valid for 12 months from date of purchase
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