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Old Town Historical and Underground Tour provided by City of Edinburgh Tours

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Old Town Historical and Underground Tour

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Overview
Discover the history of Edinburgh from above and below group on a sightseeing tour that offers deeper insight into local history than typical tours. A historian guide leads you around the UNESCO-listed Edinburgh Old Town and reveals underground vaults that are usually off-limits to the general public.
Highlights
  • Delve deeper into local history on a tour of Edinburgh Old Town
  • Access underground vaults that are usually off-limits
  • Discover historical info that you won't find in the guidebook
  • Enjoy a more intimate glimpse into the area as you explore on foot
Important Information
Departure Point
124 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 90 Minute tour of Edinburgh’s Old Town and South Bridge vaults.
  • Tour led by a well trained, highly knowledgeable and personable guide.
  • Relaxed nature of the tour allows for plenty of questions and further discussion.
  • Learn about the extraordinary events which shaped this great city.
  • Access to our exclusive section of underground.
  • For those who want to learn more about Edinburgh’s past this tour is a must do!
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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britishvixen21 wrote a review 21 Oct
TORONTO28 contributions
Agnes (Natalie) our tour guide was very knowledgeable and made it an unforgettable experience. The vaults were absolutely amazing and Agnes really bought the tales to life. would highly recommend.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Al’ wrote a review 8 Oct
Preston, United Kingdom30 contributions1 helpful vote
Hellish Nel our guide did a fantastic job of keeping us all entertained. There were ten of us in the group and we all really enjoyed it! Fascinating facts and gory tales throughout. We thought the vaults section was going to be a bit more extensive, but we’re suitably spooked.
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qwaszc wrote a review 7 Oct
London, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
Booked the tour randomly while walking down the royal mile, at only £12 a head we weren’t expecting much but it was something to do. We were pleasantly surprised!! Our tour guide was Agnes, she did a wonderful job, in a post lockdown world with a small group of only 5 people
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Jason b wrote a review 1 Oct
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Hellish Nell was and excellent guide her historic knowledge of the area and the gruesome tales made an excellent and creepy tour. We did not see any ghosts but came away with a better understanding and respect for the people who lived in Edinburgh in the medieval period.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Gwyn P wrote a review Sep 2020
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Hellish Nell was a fantastic guide, funny and thoroughly entertaining. Good hour and a half walk around Edinburgh including an underground street. Spooky 🤣
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Date of experience: September 2020
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JessWebb1403
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Great storytelling and inclusive of all levels of fear!
This is the second ghost tour I have been on in Edinburgh and it’s definitely the best! Agnes (Natalie) was a great
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W5705UKclareb
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Evening Underground ghost walk
Alexander Cockburn "The Hangman" was our guide for a 5.15pm tour for party of 3 mum, dad and 13 year old son. In no
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Mummabear2000
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Great evening for something different
Had a tour this evening with Agnes (aka Natalie) as our tour guide. Can honestly say it was really enjoyable! She w
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mattuff
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Ghost tour brought the city’s dark past to life
Enjoyable ghost tour with our funny charismatic guide Alexander - he really brought some of the city’s dark history
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GarryH17
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Down in the underground ....
Last minute tour , well worth a look. Darren was a very good storyteller, obviously knowledgeable and easy to liste
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Robertshaw123
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Amazing experience
Would definitely recommend! Very informative and the tour guide Agnes was amazing! Answered all questions we had an
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622weilingc
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So Exciting! We had a very good time
Agnes(Aones?) Simpson is a perfect tour guide who was so interesting and energetic! We had a really good time with
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AJShea72
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Great tour.
Fantastic tour and great tales. Dr Knox the tour guide was a great character, the perfect balance of creepy with a
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Callo98
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Agnes the Witch was brilliant
Agnes the witch was a brilliant tour guide last night. Very knowledgeable about the stories and the area of the old
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carolinerD4635KK
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Magical Time with Agnes the Witch
So, so worth it if you want to experience magic and learn a bit of history! Agnes was amazing- thank you!!!
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bostockjane
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Old town Edinburgh
Fascinating tour of old town Edinburgh with stories of how people lived. Especially enjoyed the underground part of
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IngaH607
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Brilliant
Fantastic experience thanks to Dr Knox who was a real character, knowledgeable, fun and quite scary. Ghost tours ar
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markmB8798MY
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Great Fright Night tour
Great night out. Our guide Paul the Hangman made it a great experience.....some great stories and locations. Highly
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Ellenc1993
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Fantastic ghost tour
Absolutely loved our underground ghost tour of Edinburgh (17/10). Agnes the Witch was a brilliant and enthusiastic
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454cameronw
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Agnes the witch
Absolutely amazing tour of the underground vaults and Greyfriars Kirkyard. Agnes the witch was an amazing tour guid
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  • Duration: 1h 30m
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