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Almost word for word the walking tours of Edinburgh, no new information
on 18 November 2017
Bought upon the recommendation of an employee of one of the Edinburgh tours. Sadly it contains far less history than ghost stories and even these are mediocre. I am thoroughly glad that I acquired the kindle version so I do not have to look at its physical form.
The history contained is more to do with conditions about ground than the construction and usage of the South Bridge vaults and assorted underground tunnels, vaults and lodgings beneath Edinburgh's old own.
The second part of the book focuses entirely on supposed ghost stories and paranormal experiences which have occurred within the vaults. With no eyewitness accounts, all accounts appear to be third hand at the very least. You can practically hear the tour guides word for word as the book progresses. The one story regarding the coven of witches actually has 3 different versions which united give the true story - only one version present.
An overall disappointing read with some vaguely interesting snippets