Mercat Tours - Historic Underground

Historical Tour

28 Blair Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 1QR

    Join us on this tour if would like... - to explore the history of the famous Blair Street Underground Vaults - to see, and touch, artefacts from 19th Century - hear how real people lived, and worked, in the Vaults

    The Story of the Underground

    This is a chance to visit the Blair Street Underground Vaults – the deepest, largest and most extensive in the city, in the company of a Mercat historian. Why were the Vaults built? When and by whom? Who used the Vaults? How did they work, and play? 
    Your guide will recount the history of the Vaults, recall their stories and answer your questions during this glimpse into our past.
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Low Season: 2pm Sat & Sun, 4pm Daily. High Season: 2pm & 4pm Daily
    1 Apr 2015 - 31 Mar 2016

    Guaranteed departures.
    Excluding 24th, 25th, 26th December.

    Ticket Information
    Adult £12.00 per ticket
    Child £7.00 per ticket
    Concession £10.00 per ticket
    Family £31.00 per booking

    Concession applies to full time students and retired.
    Child applies to 5yrs - 15yrs

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


    • ASVA Member

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • JCB Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • On Public Transport Route
    • Paid Parking within easy distance
    • Public Parking Nearby


    • City Centre

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

    Public Transport Directions

    This is a guided walking tour of the Underground Vaults.

    Transport within Scotland

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