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Greet your guide and group by St. Giles' Cathedral and set off to explore Edinburgh’s atmospheric Old Town. As you stroll through the evening streets, savor gory tales of times long past: legends of the city’s ghosts, ghouls, and witches, plus savage stories of tortures, murders, and burnings.

Learn about the Edinburgh Mob riots and then brave the underbelly of the city: the infamous Blair Street Underground Vaults. Deep below Edinburgh’s tranquil streets, ghosts including Jack, Mr. Boots, and the sinisterly named Watcher are said to roam. Finish your tour in Megget’s Cellar. A glass of local whisky should soothe jangled nerves before you travel back to your hotel.

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Overview

Fans of the paranormal will be thrilled by this evening ghost tour of Edinburgh, one of the UK’s most haunted cities. Your storyteller-guide will transport you into a murky past replete with witchcraft, torture, and murder. Venture into the eerie Blair Street Underground Vaults, enjoy a whisky in creepy Megget’s Cellar, and learn the city’s dark history from an expert.

Highlights
  • Explore Edinburgh’s grim and ghoulish history with a storyteller-guide
  • Uncover the secrets that lie beneath the city’s old stone streets
  • Shiver with fear in the haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults
  • Savor a dram of Scotch whisky in the eerie Megget’s Cellar
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Alun was the best guide!

Did the Evening of Ghosts and Ghouls tour with Alun. Alun was a very funny and lively guide. His tour was informative of the history of Edinburgh, the layout of the city and the Blair Street Vaults. The vaults themselves were very creepy and Alun's...More

Thank Katerina S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Engaging and fun! (and a little scary)

Our guide was super! She kept us enthralled with her quirkly tales from the past. Ending off with a 'wee dram' or other beverage and another story was perfect.

Thank WENDY A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Lara was amazing!!

My bf and I went on the Spooky tour with Lara as our guide. She was so articulate despite the accent (which was awesome) and explained everything in character. We really felt her passion and she was so much fun. My bf had been so...More

Thank Ditzy N
MercatToursLtd, Manager at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We love a good accent too :) Thanks so much for your feedback, delighted you & your boyfriend enjoyed the tour of Edinburgh so much!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Fun and informative!

Our guide Anna was very entertaining and informative. The tour took a while to ‘kick off’ but when it did we had a great time. The vaults were by far the best part, however they weren’t quite as spooky as we were expecting, I suppose...More

Thank kirstymc91
MercatToursLtd, Manager at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your feedback, glad you had fun! And yes we do adapt our tours to the market so we keep it lighthearted on our family-friendly tours.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
A spooky history!

Edinburgh is surely a history with a sordid and spooky past! Martin was our tour guide and gave us the perfect combination of history and creepiness. We had a wonderful time!! Would definitely recommend!!

Thank Kaitlyn Y
MercatToursLtd, Manager at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

History & creepiness together - we couldn't ask for better feedback than that. Thanks for your taking the time to give us your thoughts, delighted you enjoyed your tour of Edinburgh with us :)

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Response from GGmazda | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it was at least an hr in the underground and above ground another hour i believe. Was an excellent tour
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