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Underground City of the Dead Tour

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    Stop At: City of the Dead Tours, Edinburgh Scotland

    This tour ventures into the most haunted section of Edinburgh’s legendary Underground City, where a population once lived in utter misery. Black as Satan’s jammies, with a fascinating history to match, these vaults were forgotten for centuries and only recently unsealed.
    This part of the South Bridge Vaults is known as Damnation Alley. With good reason. These dark tunnels and are stalked by a malevolent presence known as the South Bridge Entity.

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Reviewed 6 days ago

    I visited Scotland with my family several weeks ago and one of the best moments of the entire trip was Rebecca’s city of the dead tour through Edinburgh’s hidden vaults. I have lived in many haunted cities in the states and been on numerous ghost...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank bombadildarling
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Well worth the time and money. A trip to Edinburgh is not complete without this tour. You learn so much about the city and going underground is really an experience. Our guide Rebecca engaged everyone.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    2  Thank Alyese Stephani... F
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Had an amazing time, the tour lady was really nice and made the experience even better, spooky and factual at the same time, really enjoyable

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank David K
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We recently went on the this tour. It was a bit spooky but our guide was a great storyteller. The underground vaults and graveyard were the perfect backdrops for these historical tidbits. Do not go if you have mobility issues or are easily frightened. A...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    2  Thank readingteach627
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    How truly grim the (short) life was for the occupants of these dark, catacomb-like rooms under a lovely city. The poor and persecuted souls who lived on the margins of society didn't have much hope and less light. The scary thing is how terribly close...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    2  Thank outboundosullivan
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    7 August 2019|
    Response from JamiecEdinburgh |
    Hi there, All of our guides are different and not "scripted" so every guide is different. The guides all research their own stories and basically take you to the locations and talk to you. We adapt to the group so we may... More
    Brad H
    16 March 2019|
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    Response from kellytrueman | Reviewed this property |
    We went on the evening tour which began at 8.15pm. I think the day tour began at 3.30pm. It’s worth checking the website, as I think it’s different depending on the time of year.
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