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The Edinburgh Vaults or South Bridge Vaults are a series of chambers formed in the nineteen arches of the South Bridge in Edinburgh, Scotland, which was completed in 1788. For around 30 years, the vaults were used to house taverns, workshops for cobblers and other tradesmen, as well as storage space for said merchants. In later years, the vaults were a hotspot for the homeless and for criminal activity such as illegal gambling taverns, illegal whisky distillery and, according to rumour, bodysnatchers stored corpses there overnight. There is however no proof that the serial killers Burke and Hare ever used the vaults.
Really fun experience. Costs about £12 for a tou so reasonably priced for the experience. Our tour guide was Ewan. He made the experience fantastic, I think without him being our guide it may have been a bit of a stale affair. Tours run a few times a day and into the evening. Ewan was great at both keeping us at ease and keeping us on the edge of our seats so to speak. A very interesting piece of Edinburgh's history so I recommend you check it out.
Great tour!!!! Took the stone circle for granted, wish my wife and I hadn't. 3 days after the tour we returned home and I broke my foot, and my wife has been in ICU with unknown symptoms since we've returned. Definitely changed my mind about my beliefs.
Fantastic experience! Grant our guide was an informative, funny, theatrical delight. Highly recommend this!
Don’t go on the tour, really boring. Waste of money
Our guide wasn't the best but the place is cool