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Auld Reekie Tours – Underground Tour

By | Published on Sunday 21 August 2011

In the 1700s, ninety-six women and children committed suicide in the vaults underneath South Bridge, and few people in Edinburgh have any idea that it happened. Granted, there wasn’t a whole lot to see other than three almost identical vaults that look like any wine cellar, but the stories attached to them are horrifying. I’m a sceptic and didn’t see or feel any thing unusual, yet, one American girl claimed her camera battery charged while underground. We finished with a nip and a biscuit at one of my favourite pubs in the city, Banshee Labyrinth – another place filled with caverns and a bloody history. Although slightly touristy, this tour was a great way to learn about the city’s past.

The Tron Kirk, 5 – 27 Aug, every half hour from 11.30am – 5.30pm (6.16pm), £7.00 – £8.00, fpp180.
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