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Visit the Haunted Underground Vaults of Edinburgh

July 18, 2014 by

Vaults Guide

For travelers ready to enjoy a real paranormal experience related to ghosts, the Underground Vaults of Edinburgh are a series of chambers formed in the nineteen arches of the South Bridge that you’ll want to visit.

According to the BBC the vaults are “probably the most haunted place in Britain.” And for those in your party who don’t believe in ghosts, the Vaults are a fascinating place to visit just for the history.

The Hauntings

The Vaults were abandoned in the early Nineteenth century and have remained untouched since then. While they are empty, it is suggested they are not unoccupied.

Step into this eerie dark setting and prepare to experience a ghostly presence that leaves a lingering sense of immeasurable sorrow and deprivation. Witnesses talk of the manifestation of a cobbler who labors diligently and a little boy who playfully laughs and who has even placed his cold hand into the hand of visitors as a long wiry-haired dog runs between their legs.


Dramatic Historians Bring the Past to Life

Even for those who don’t experience a presence, the underground Vaults’ dramatic historians offer stirring re-enactments and vivid accounts that bring the past to life.

Visitors will play judge and jury as they witness the trial of Mary, Queen of Scots and decide her part in the murder of her second husband, Lord Darnley. Visitors will also enjoy meeting the impish Dodds, the spine-tingling Hellfire Club, and more.

Tours Uniquely Entertaining

Mercat Tours is the only VisitScotland 5-Star walking tour company and are the best way to tour the Underground Vaults. Guests who visit through Mercat Tours will enjoy some of the best and most unique entertainment.

Metcat Tours offers guided history and ghost tours in Edinburgh using historical authenticity and dramatic presentation to bring Scotland’s past to life. The also offer living history events for Duart Castle, Scone Palace, Dynamic Earth, The Royal College of Physicians and more.¬†For more information, visit their website.

Photo credits: Matt Kelland, craiglea123

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