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Edinburgh: Historic Underground Vaults Daytime Tour

Product ID: 15762
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This is a chance to descend and discover our world famous Underground Vaults – the deepest, largest and most extensive in the city.
About this activity
Duration 75 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the history of the famous Blair Street Underground Vaults
  • Hear how real people lived, and worked, in the Vaults
  • See, and touch, artefacts from 19th Century
  • Have a thrilling day with Scotland's first 5-star walking tour
Full description
The Story of the Underground

This is a chance to visit our Underground Vaults – the deepest, largest and most extensive in the city in the company of a Mercat historian. After sitting unexplored for two centuries, there are many questions waiting to be answered…Why were the Vaults built? When and who by? Who used the Vaults? When and why? How did they work, and play?

Your guide will recount their history, recall their stories and answer your questions during this glimpse into our past.
Includes
  • Ticket for 75-minute scheduled public history tour
  • Visit to Interpretation Centre

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meeting point is at the Mercat Cross, an 8-sided stone monument on the Royal Mile, next to St Giles Cathedral and opposite the City Chambers.

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Important information
Know before you go
Please dress for the weather wear appropriate footwear.

For health and safety reasons children under 5 years of age are not permitted on this underground tour.
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.4 / 5
based on 213 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.6/5
Organization
4.6/5
Value for money
4.3/5
Safety
4.5/5

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Mercat Tours

Product ID: 15762