1. United Kingdom
  2. Scotland
  3. Edinburgh
  4. Royal Mile

Edinburgh: Haunted Underground City Tour

Product ID: 210294
Below the streets of Edinburgh lie dimly lit and eerie subterranean vaults, where a population once lived in utter misery. Forgotten for decades, this haunted section of the legendary underground city is a lot darker than you think.
About this activity
Duration: 90 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Take an award-winning ghost tour
  • Experience Edinburgh's haunted underground
  • Learn about the city's dark history
Full description
Descend into a section of Edinburgh’s legendary "Underground City", where a population once lived in utter misery. Forgotten for centuries and only recently unsealed, this part of the vaults is known as Damnation Alley, and with good reason.

Black as Satan’s "jammies" and with a fascinating history to match, these dark chambers are stalked by a malevolent presence known as the South Bridge Entity. Its story is brought vividly to life in the book "The Town Below The Ground: Edinburgh’s Legendary Underground City", with signed copies available after the tour.

Researched and designed by best-selling historical author and award winning novelist J A Henderson, these walks combine the weirdest stories, wickedest humor, and the wildest history. The tour has received praise and multiple awards, proving good doesn't always triumph over evil!
  • Haunted Vaults
  • Royal Mile

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Meeting point

Tree of the Dead' (the only tree around). By the side of St Giles' Cathedral, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1RE, UK

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• This tour is not suitable for those under 12, pregnant women, or anyone with a heart condition or difficulty walking
• Anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be turned away
• No stag or hen parties permitted
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 18 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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Grant was our guide - an excellent evening. Took a while to establish which tour we were on. Seems that the one we booked - Haunted Underground Tour should have been titled Double Dead Tour! This is a get You Guide issue not the tour people. Thoroughly enjoyed tour. Informative, informal and atmospheric. Well done!

January 2, 2020

It was great tour. It will give you thrills.

We opted for the 8:30pm Underground Vaults tour in Edinburgh. Our guide, Emilia was very well narrating the stories attached to the place and could create an environment wherein you will feel afraid. We didn't see any ghosts but had the thrill. The spooky environment all around and the pitch dark vaults can make you feel that you landed in a haunted place. My 12 year daughter also liked it a lot.

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August 23, 2019

February 21, 2020

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Product ID: 210294