Edinburgh Vaults – March 2023


Location: 45 Niddry street, Edinburgh
Date: Saturday 4th March 2023
Start time: 10:45pm
End time: 6.00am


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Do you dare join our team and explore the haunted vaults of Edinburgh?


Edinburgh vaults are deeply steeped into Edinburgh’s history. From the businesses that used to operate to the slums that tock over. The vaults started of as a bridge designed in the 18th century to make a pathway from one hill to the next. The vaults as we know them today are a result of overcrowding in the popular city of Edinburgh. And like most other city’s the only way around this problem is to build up and around the bridge and so Edinburgh vaults were created.

Back in the 18th century the vaults were mainly used as a place of business. Owners would set up their trade on the bridge and vaults below and sell there items to the public. The vaults would be crowded with people passing from store to store. It became a hive of activity. However there was a design flaw, and the vaults would flood when it rained and so business soon moved out and the slums moved in.

The slums were the poorest people in Edinburgh to inhabit the vaults. The vaults fell into the hands of petty criminals and destitute housing up to 10 people in the small rooms within the vault. The vaults were even said to house body snatchers, which craft and infamous serial killers Burke and Hare where the vaults are believed to be their hunting ground. There was no ventilation, light, sanitation, or heat in the vaults and with the slow steady seep of water through the cracks of the tunnels became uninhabitable.

Over the years the vaults were left to the homeless to inhabit forcing the council to act and seal the vaults of to the world. It was only after some luck that the vaults were rediscovered after a century of being lock away.

Paranormal History:

The vaults with its dark and twisted past are known for its haunted dwellings. With dark figures following you around, hushed voices and children crying to be heard. There are also reports of people being grabbed and pushed about especially towards the females of the group. Even staff get frightened by the spirits that seem to roam about the forgotten streets and have reported candles being blown out and a mysterious noise sounding from above. And if your feeling brave enough you should venture into the stone circle where it is reported by staff it leaves people feeling so unwell, they can faint from its effects.

Investigation Includes:

When you arrive, you will be greeted by one of our team and you will be placed into a small group. Once everyone has arrived and introductions have been made we will run through a quick health and safety. Once everyone is ready we will begin our night with a tour of Edinburgh’s history including the vaults with a well know guide. Once we reach the vaults the paranormal night begins!  You will explore different parts of the building throughout the evening with your team member. You will get the chance to conduct some amazing experiments such as Ouija Boards, Table Tipping, Glass Moving vigils and our up-to-date ghost hunting equipment. We will be using the most active areas of the venue throughout the night and you will be guided through this terrifying process by our friendly and capable team. Included near the end of your evening you will be able to go off and explore for an hour to yourself using what equipment you would like.  Do you dare to explore the unknown..?