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

Old Town Historical and Underground Tour

Old Town Historical and Underground Tour
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About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 36194P14
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
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!
Exclusions
  • N/A
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • 124 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
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!
Exclusions
  • N/A
Departure details
  • 124 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
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4.5
182 reviews
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Carole wood
Jersey, UK5 contributions
Would like to do one of the other tours next time I'm in Edinburgh
Jul 2021 • Couples
Actually being in the underground rooms and the whole tour was really interesting, David our tour guide was a lovely guy
Written 25 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kayleigh L
30 contributions
Informative and entertaining!
The hangman / Paul was very informative and entertaining throughout! Was also very conscientious of the party. Linda was also super pleasant and enthusiastic which actually convinced us to go in the first place! :) Highly recommend!
Written 24 October 2021
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Kikimoodu
London, UK4 contributions
Thanks John!
Oct 2021 • Friends
The graveyard and history was great. Thank you, John the scientist Napier it was fun, educational and even scary!
Written 24 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Totton101
Southampton, UK9 contributions
Amazing Insight in 90 mins
Oct 2021
Our guide Alastair was amazing and really brings the tour alive, superb knowledge on Scottish history with a great sense of humour too!
Written 22 October 2021
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Jdlfc
69 contributions
A Fascinating Few Hours Around The Old Town
One of the most fascinating 2 hours we had during our trip to Edinburgh. Alistair our guide was excellent, he was funny and engaging whilst giving us all insight into the old town! The stories were amazing, memorable and will remain with us, and will lead us to discover more about the names and characters he spoke of, he clearly knows his stuff! Would certainly recommend this tour to anyone who has the slightest interest in history and culture! Thanks again
Written 17 October 2021
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Samantha P
Leeds, UK2 contributions
Great tour.
Oct 2021 • Couples
Hellish Nell was a fabulous guide and story teller, bringing in a few of the younger guests into her tales. Would highly recommend.
Written 14 October 2021
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Carrie B
1 contribution
Good family tour
Oct 2021 • Family
Brought my 9 yo son in a trip to Edinburgh for a little exploring. The tour was a good mix of funny, spooky and history. The tour guide, Agnes 🧙🏼‍♀️ was great. Although my som insists she is as called Angus!
Written 14 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Vacationer823859
7 contributions
Must Do
Oct 2021 • Family
Enjoyable & informative tour. Our guide, Hazel, was passionate & knowledgeable. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience
Written 13 October 2021
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Barbara Y
London, UK48 contributions
Ghostly Edinburg
Oct 2021
My husband and I recently took a walking tour called Old Town & Underground Ghost Tour. It was on and below the Royal Mile. It was NOT about Mary Queen of Scots or James VI/I, but about the more macabre aspects of life in early times. Our guide, Andrew, made those events come to life. We could sense the ghostly beings in the apartments underground - almost. I never knew that people lived under the streets. It was great and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Our guide, Andrew, was terrific!
Written 13 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chrissy T
7 contributions
Highly recommend
9 of us did this tour on Sunday and everyone of us really enjoyed it. Alistair was very friendly, funny and knowledgeable. I would recommend this tour to anyone as it was such great value aswell as interesting.
Written 11 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Sophie T
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Great tour guide
Alexander Cockburn was a great guide. Dina DJ informative and kept the kids entertained. We did the afternoon famil
matthewgR6249VO
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Excellent!
Dr Knox was entertaining start to finish. The vaults and the graveyard definitely the highlights of the tour. Wanda
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AMAZING EXPERIENCE
WOW what an amazing experience. Just like to say what an absolute credit James Douglas is to your company. A really
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Amazing tour!
Thoroughly enjoyed this evening tour, our guide, aka 'The Hangman' was brilliant, his thrilling stories of past mur
Tengu2roopa
Tengu2roopa
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Worth the walk!
'John the Scientist' leads an energetic and entertaining tour of Edinburghs spookier locations. Enjoyed visiting th
BenIsJammin138
BenIsJammin138
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Great informative and spooky tour
Was a very informative and cool learning experience whilst walking through the Edinburgh streets at night. The high
naddyb2018
naddyb2018
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Nice evening tour
It was a really nice evening tour. Jessie our tour guide was very engaging and informative. The stories are reall
Saira A
Saira A
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Hoot of a haunting
Booked this tour with my daughters aged 14 & 11.It was fascinating made even more entertaining by our host,John the
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Escape520678
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Great night out
What a fantastic night. Linda at the ticket office was friendly and helpful. The hangman (Paul) was so entertainin
K1354FTchrism
K1354FTchrism
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Itchy and Scratchy
Tour guide The Hangman was excellent. Very knowledgeable. He engaged the group and made the tour enthralling. Exce
lrcrafty
lrcrafty
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Break with friends for fun
Brilliant tour guide John Napier, full of information non of us even knew about Edinburgh. Very well informed and f
4mashgetsmash
4mashgetsmash
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Fantastically dark tour with charismatic guide!
Had a really wonderful tour Sunday night around the Old Town, Greyfriars Kirkyard and the underground vaults. Led b
darreng853
darreng853
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Dr Knox made the tour
Entertained by Dr Knox throughout the tour. Not extreme by any standards but good fun and interesting. Tour guide w
Carol0796
Carol0796
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Great tour
We went on our tour 24th October with The Hangman and it was fantastic, our 10 year old daughter loved all the stor
robertwD1828PX
robertwD1828PX
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Loved the graveyard section
Great tour with loads of interesting information. John Napier was a great guide and really friendly when not being
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