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

Edinburgh: Haunted Underground Tour

Product ID: 210294
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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
Instant confirmation
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

The Tree of the Dead, at the side of St Giles' Cathedral on the Royal Mile

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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
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City of the Dead

Product ID: 210294