Edinburgh Vaults Ghost Hunts Scotland

Edinburgh Vaults Scotland Ghost Hunts


Edinburgh The Blair Street Vaults Scotland


Finished in 1788, the vaults were originally built for cobblers, workshops and taverns. Built between the two new bridges in Edinburgh, this was Scotland’s first designated shopping high street. The vaults however were built badly and were designed to protect against water, and so the vaults soon flooded. By 1795 businesses abandoned the area.

This spelled disaster for the region, which was now turned in to a slum. The vaults now become the homes for the poor and displaced of the region, moving down in to the vaults which were dark, cold and damp. Living conditions were truly abhorrent. Crime came swiftly to the vaults, and they quickly became a place for prostitution, drugs, theft and pubs with less then honorable clientele. This drove many to madness.

The exact time when the vaults were closed is not exactly known, but some time between 1835 and 1875 the vaults were filled in with tons of rubble.  

The vaults were rediscovered in the 1980’s, when a tunnel was found leading to the rubble. Excavation of the tunnels began in the 1990’s, amongst the rubble was the remains of what life was like down there for its inhabitants.

Paranormal Activity

With the history of the tunnels being what it, it comes as no surprise that the tunnels are haunted.

Many voices have been heard in the tunnels, coming from adults and children who cannot be seen.

Stones have been thrown as the unsuspecting and many shadow figures have been seen walking through the vaults.

People have been grabbed on the hands, arm and shoulder, along with having their clothes pulled and feelings of being pushed forward.

Report of being personally affected by the space are abound, and it seems natural when down here to have feelings of worthlessness, being lost, great sadness and confusion.

The activity in the vaults appears intelligent, and many of the spirits of the vaults are keen to make their voices heard and presence known.



Edinburgh The Niddry Street Vaults Scotland

The Niddry Street Vaults in Edinburgh, have a reputation for being extremely haunted, as seen on many paranormal tv shows, the Niddry Street Vaults are hidden beneath Edinburghs South Bridge, this atmospheric place is a firm favourite on many of a ghost hunters bucket list to visit and investigate, due to its ghostly reports and history.

With deep underground chambers, the Vaults are an historical icon situated in the heart of Edinburgh city, with links to the body snatchers Burke and Hare who preyed upon their dying and dead victims here, selling corpses for dissection lectures.

The Vaults date right back to the 1700's and were home to various trades people from that period. The Vaults had many flooding issues, so once the traders moved out, this made way for the poor, sick, destitute and vunerable to move in. The Vaults were not fit for habitation and conditions were poor, hence why many people died as a result from disease that arose from living here.

This location is said to be haunted by many different ghost energies, some visitors have even reported receiving, strange, scratches to their bodies after stepping into the stone circle that can be found inside the Vaults, this is one place that may make you feel very uneasy, you have been warned!


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