Underground City Of The Dead

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    City of the Dead

    Researched and designed by best-selling historical author and award winning novelist J A Henderson, our walks combine the weirdest stories, wickedest humour and wildest history. 

    • 1 hour 20 mins approx
    • Summer: 3.30pm & 8.30pm daily (Easter to Halloween)
    • Winter: 3.30pm daily. 8.00pm on Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun (Halloween to Easter)


    Nightly from the Tree of the Dead, by the roadside wall of St Giles’ Cathedral on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.

    ​This tour ventures into the most haunted section of Edinburgh’s legendary Underground City, where a population once lived in utter misery. Black as Satan’s jammies, with a fascinating history to match, these vaults were forgotten for centuries and only recently unsealed. This part of the South Bridge Vaults is known as Damnation Alley. With good reason.

    For the dark tunnels and are stalked by a malevolent presence known as the South Bridge Entity.

    Underground City of the Dead is researched and written by the award winning novelist and historical author, Jan-Andrew Henderson. The story of this hidden metropolis is told in his book The Town Below the Ground.

    The South Bridge Vaults. They’re darker than you think.


    • Adult: £14
    • Discount: £12
    • Child (12+): £10

    Please Note

    • Limited numbers apply
    • Please wear sensible foot gear
    • ​For safety reasons, people under the influence of alcohol will be turned away


    • No under 12s
    • No hen or stag parties
    • Not suitable for wheelchair users, pregnant women, those with a heart condition or people who have difficulty walking