What Lies Beneath
Hear tales of ghosts and ghouls in the secret underground vaults
- 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
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'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
Refunds and cancellations: Not permitted, sorry.
This tour is in English and runs in all weathers.