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Edinburgh Night Walking Including Underground Vaults

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Explore the grim and ghastly side of Edinburgh on a ghost walking tour -- from fiendish plots that led to treason and torture, to secret lives lingering in the darkest corners of the city. Join this late-night ghost walking tour and experience Edinburgh's historic and mysterious streets and alleyways as your local guide brings to life tales of the city’s supernatural past and present.
  • Delve into Edinburgh's history on a walking tour of the Old Town 
  • Descend to the Blair Street vaults, only accessible with a tour guide 
  • A great choice for travelers interested in dark history and the paranormal
  • The tour's evening time slot adds atmosphere to the experience 
What to Expect
Your tour begins in central Edinburgh, where you’ll greet your guide and wind your way through the backstreets of the Old Town. Listen to tales of supernatural history, documented hauntings, and ghostly apparitions, and visit sites of hangings and reported paranormal activity. After, descend into the 18th-century Blair Street vaults to embark on a candlelit tour of the subterranean caverns. Stroll beneath the stone arches and discover the spot on which poltergeists and spirits have appeared. Your tour concludes in the Blair Street Vaults museum.   
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Departure Point
Mercat Cross, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
Return Details
28 Blair St, Edinburgh EH1 1QR, UK
  • Edinburgh late-night ghost walking tour
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Mercat Tours
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 18 years
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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All reviews ghost stories night tour our tour guide mercat tours hidden and haunted tour ghost walk stories told set the mood wonderful story teller free walking brilliant tour highly recommend taking this tour spend an evening royal mile a lot of fun dark history south bridge
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved this tour. Hannah was such a great tour guide, so friendly, warm and welcoming. Her story telling skills were second to none and I've been on a good few tours in my time. I was amazed at how much of the vault we got...More

Date of experience: October 2019
2  Thank PumpkinPippa
Reviewed 3 days ago

Interested in history or not, you should definitely not miss a tour with these guys. Absolutely entertaining, fun and educational, all combied with the added creep factor. The vaults are a definte must see. I only wish we could have stayed a little bit longer...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Chris_and_Kate
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour was wonderful, cannot speak highly enough of it. I went on the Doomed, Dead and Buried tour with Helena and she was such a good guide. The stories and storytelling were great, the vaults and other settings were really interesting and engaging and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Jake E
MercatToursLtd, Manager at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jake You got it right, all stories told by our team are 100% true and I am sure you will agree, it is all in the telling, which is quite a craft. You survived the underground vaults and the graveyard on Doomed, Dead and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved every minute of it !! Alun was a well informed talented guide Had a spooky experience with someone tugging the back of my leggings All in all x 10 out of 10

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Reviewed 10 September 2019

We had a blast! Interesting history, fun stories, and our guide Alun was hilarious and also dramatic when required. He was fantastic!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Brose4535
MercatToursLtd, Manager at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2019

Hi there Brose4535, Wow, what a review, thank you! It sounds like Alun has a number 1 fan, it really does make our day to hear from happy visitors. We hope you had a great time in the city, haste ye back! Until then, Kat

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12 February 2019|
Response from Palmira Valente V | Reviewed this property |
Hi only I’m hotels and train stations hope this helped
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Response from Palmira Valente V | Reviewed this property |
You can pay cash or use debit or credit card at the sight. They are very friendly and helpful . Don’t miss it it’s worth it
20 January 2019|
Response from 993tracy464 | Reviewed this property |
Depending on the age, it's quite historical, no frightening bits,
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