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Edinburgh Old Town Evening Tour, Including Blair Street Underground and Dram of Whisky at Megget's Cellar

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
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Edinburgh Old Town Evening Tour, Including Blair Street Underground and Dram of Whisky at Megget's Cellar
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GG 8pm
Stories of blood, guts and gore in the Old Town, then a Scotch whisky in a candlelit cellar to warm the heart.
From US$22.85
GG 7pm
Stories of blood, guts and gore in the Old Town, then a Scotch whisky in a candlelit cellar to warm the heart.
From US$22.85
GG 9pm
Stories of blood, guts and gore in the Old Town, then a Scotch whisky in a candlelit cellar to warm the heart.
From US$22.85
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.

What to Expect

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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Reviewed 3 days ago
Fantastic tour guides!

Our tour guide was Ruth and she was the greatest story teller ever. My son (age 10) and I did the tour and she was great at being interactive and meeting the interests of everyone in the tour. It was sufficiently creepy but still light...More

Thank Abigail B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Excellent tour

Edgar is a fantastic host, held everyone’s attention and seems to really love what he does. Had everyone laughing and engrossed in the stories, excellent effort considering how many were in the group. Going down into the vaults was my favourite part. I’m a skeptic...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 1 week ago
Entertaining and Great Value

My wife and I really enjoyed the tour. It was a great way to mix up our evening activities. The stories and history lessons were informative and entertaining, while given by an enthusiastic guide.

Thank Andrew S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Des

Really top class guide in Alun, provided plenty of interesting facts about Edinburgh and it's history and population a trip really worth taking if you enjoy learning about Edinburgh.

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

We think we have the best guides in Edinburgh and thrilled to hear you enjoyed Alun's informative and entertaining storytelling skills. Thanks for taking the time to review us -Tania

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
An Entertaining Evening with Ghosts & Ghouls

On June 11th, we took the 8pm tour of "An Evening with Ghosts and Ghouls." Our guide for the evening was Alun, a self-proclaimed "awkward Welsh" who seemed very enthusiastic about Edinburgh's rich history and creepy tales. Our tour started promptly at 8:00 and we...More

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

Delighted to hear that Alun's enthusiasm came across- our Storytellers do get fanatical about our city and its stories. We're glad the blend of the tour worked so well for you. We agree with your top tips full heartedly- good shoes are a must!. Thanks...More

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