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Descent and Discover Edinburgh, Self Guided Tour

Tour Highlights

  • A central starting point in Edinburgh
  • A perfect way to experience the underground vaults of Edinburgh
  • A tour that is certainly not for the faint hearted

Know before you go

  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Weather Dependent: Indoor - N/A
  • Spectators: This experience is not suitable for spectators
  • Animals Allowed: No Animals Allowed
  • Minimum Age: 5
  • This product is covered by the Experee Guarantee

Full Description

Edinburgh’s old town plays host to 18th century secret underground vaults, this catacomb of chambers is certainly not for the faint hearted.

The vaults have lain empty for almost 200 years; they housed a number of businesses such as legal practices, cobblers and also some more illicit characters.  Some believe Burke and Hare stored the bodies of the people they killed here!

This is self guided tour is perfect for those who are limited for time, visiting as a family or wish to take lots of photos of the haunted vaults.

Do you dare to venture into the ghostly underground chambers, hidden in under Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile?

Departure / meeting point

Starting point of the tour is at:
Mercat Cross,
Royal Mile,
Edinburgh,
United Kingdom

Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather

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Family 2 adults & 2 children under age of 5

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About the provider

Mercat Tours, Mercat Cross, Edinburgh

Mercat Cross,
Royal Mile,
Edinburgh,
United Kingdom

Founded in 1985, Mercat Tours are well established tour company set in the heart of Edinburgh. Visitors to the city, traditionally went to the Mercat Cross on the High Street, to seek local information and so it was decided all their tours would begin here and in turn the company would be named after it! They offer a brilliant range of fascinating history and eerie ghost tours, above and below the ancient streets of Edinburgh…
Wheelchair Friendly
No
Toilet facilities
No
Parking
No
Train transport

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