The Caves is part of the legendary Edinburgh Vaults, the chambers under the South Bridge which are steeped in history. The vaults were re-discovered in the 1980s, and a lot of work went into restoring them. The Caves opened in 2002 and is now one of the leading entertainment venues in the city hosting club nights, live acts and also weddings and other private events. Some big names have played there including Passenger
, Amy McDonald, and Travis
The Caves is situated at 12, Niddry Street South and is easy to get to by car, bus, train and by foot.
By train and tube: The nearest railway station is Waverley Street, and The Caves is literally a ten-minute walk from there. From the High Street take South Bridge and the venue is at the junction with Cowgate on Niddry Street South.
By bus: The best idea is to get a bus to Waverley Street and walk from there. All the major bus routes go through the centre to the station there.
By car: the A7 route runs right past the venue. Coming form the Edinburgh Waverly Station, the venue will be on your left.
International: From Edinburgh Airport, take a bus, taxi, train or tram into the city centre. The airport is about 8 miles out of the city. The Airlink 100 Express or the N22 night bus regularly goes from the airport to the centre.
There are several car parks within five or ten minutes walk of The Caves. These include Waverley Bridge, St. John's Hill and Travelodge Edinburgh Central. All parks have reserved spots for the Blue Badge holders.
Accessibility for people with special needs
The official line of the venue is that there is limited disabled access because of the historical nature of the setting. Please contact them for further information.