What Lies Beneath

Hear tales of ghosts and ghouls in the secret underground vaults

Available Privately

Walking Tour History


  • Explore the haunted Blair Street Underground vaults
  • Hear spooky stories based on real life events
  • Calm your nerves with a drink in a candlelit cellar

What Nick says
Nick Boulos is one of Britain’s leading travel writers. Read more Nick Boulos is a multi award-winning travel writer and editor and the founder of MakeMyDay. He has spent more than ten years writing for the world’s leading publications including the Sunday Times, Washington Post, National Geographic and the Guardian.

"Deep beneath the streets of the Old Town lies a dark secret. The Blair Street Underground Vaults, a creepy complex of medieval passages and cellars where torture and death were once as common as the rats and free-flowing sewage. Picture the scene for yourself on a guided walk through the vaults, led by a cloaked figure who recounts grisly tales of lynching and witchcraft that played out here before retiring to to an atmospheric candlelit cellar to contemplate it all over a wee dram of Scottish whisky (or something softer). Are you brave enough?"


- English speaking guide and story teller

- A dram of Dewar's Scotch whiskey or soft drink

Important info:

Under 5s not permitted.

This tour runs in all weathers.

Meeting point supplied upon booking.

Refunds and changes: not permitted.

This tour is also available privately at a time and date to suit you. Please contact us: hello@makemyday.travel

Customer Reviews

"I cannot recommend it enough to anyone who enjoys the darker side of history. Our guide, Ana, really brought the stories to life. We didn't just learn about these tales, it felt like we lived them!" Megan
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