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Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour in Edinburgh

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    What to Expect
    At an afternoon departure time to suit your schedule, you’ll greet your guide on the High Street, beside St. Giles High Kirk. Following your cloaked guide, you’ll weave your wicked way through the shadow-shrouded streets of Edinburgh’s Old Tower and gain insight into Edinburgh’s dark history.

    After the spooky scene has been established, descend to the vaults beneath Blair Street and feel a morbid chill permeate the air. Tentatively wander through darkened passages and hear gruesome tales of torture, murder and bodysnatching.

    Ghost stories galore, you’ll be sensitive to a cold breath on the back of your neck and the flicker of a candle in the distance. After 1.5 hours of exploration, return to daylight and bid your guide farewell.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Mercat Cross, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
    1h 15m
    Return Details
    28 Blair St, Edinburgh EH1 1QR, UK
    • Professional guide
    • Food and drinks
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • No Children under 5
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We booked this tour as my partner wanted to go and she thoroughly enjoyed it, for me I would have preferred it to be a little bit longer and maybe a bit spookier. Our guide was Arwen who was lovely, if a little theatrical which assisted with setting the tone of the tour. She was
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    Our guide, Hes, was excellent. She was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and an excellent story teller. The walk around town before going to the vaults was interesting. The vaults themselves were fine, but once you've seen one or two rooms, the others weren't particularly
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    Maybe its down to personal preference but we didn’t appreciate the amateur dramatics of our tour guide Hes...the history is enough to stand on its own without the theatrics which we just found annoying. If you have a real interest/passion in the paranormal / history this comes
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    Our guide was excellent, really got you thinking. Just wish there had been more to see. It was quite short
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    Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour in Edinburgh
    Responded yesterday
    Hi Sara, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Glad that you enjoyed the storytelling! Apologies that you felt the tour was short and that there wasn't a lot to see. We do offer tours up to 2 hours long so one of these may have suited you better. All the best, Katie
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    I joined the Ghostly Underground Vaults tour on Friday 8 November with my mum and my partner, and the three of us very much enjoyed the tour! I live in Edinburgh, so there were quite a few stories I was already familiar with, but they were still told very entertainingly.
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    Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour in Edinburgh
    Responded 4 days ago
    Hi Kimmy, Thank you so much for your lovely review. It's great to hear that the 3 of you enjoyed the tour with Stephanie. We aim to bring the history of Edinburgh to life through storytelling for both locals and visitors alike and so we're pleased to hear that this is the case for you. Thanks for your recommendation and if you were looking to join us again then make sure to use the £2 returners discount on the back of your ticket! All the best, Katie
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 1h 15m
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English
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