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Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour in Edinburgh

Highlights
  • Visit the Blair Street vaults and Canongate Kirkyard—two notoriously haunted spots
  • Learn about Edinburgh’s haunted history from a costumed guide
  • Enjoy a stroll through Old Town
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Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour in Edinburgh
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7:30pm
Haunted vaults. A sinister graveyard. Tales of torture, murder and hangings.
From US$21.51
8:30pm
Haunted vaults. A sinister graveyard. Tales of torture, murder and hangings.
From US$21.51
Overview
Delve into Edinburgh’s history on this ghost-themed night walking tour. Visit the Blair Street vaults and Canongate Kirkyard—two of the city’s most haunted destinations—while your costumed guide regales you with tales of torture, cannibalism, and witchery. Ideal for history buffs and those fascinated by the supernatural, this tour takes place under the cover of darkness to create an appropriately ghostly atmosphere.
What to Expect
Your evening begins at St. Giles High Kirk on High Street, where you meet your guide and set off on foot to explore the city.

The first stop is the Blair Street vaults, where you explore dark chambers and passageways and hear tales of cannibals, body snatchers, and restless souls.

Next, head to the Canongate Kirkyard cemetery, where you can watch for specters wandering the tombstones and listen to yet more ghostly history.

Your tour ends at Canongate graveyard.
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1 - 5 of 34 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great experience made by Alun!

I was a bit skeptical that this would be an overdramatised and theatrical storytelling walk with little or no substance to Edinburgh’s history. We met our guide Alun at the meeting point and he immediately grabbed everyone’s attention and held it perfectly for the rest...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Entertaining but short

We did the Hidden and Haunted tour at 2215. The tour guide Mark is funny and informative. I enjoyed the tour a lot, however, it’s only about an hour and it’s a little short for me.More

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

Thanks for taking the time to tell us what you thought of the tour, we're glad you enjoyed the experience so much. Hidden and Haunted is our shortest tour- we have a variety of themes and lengths- so perhaps you can return in the future...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Laura is an amazing guide!

This is one of my favorite walking tours ever — our tour guide, Laura is exceptional in many aspects. She explained everything with passion and excitment with bits of humor thrown here and there. If I could go back to Edinburgh and get to join...More

Thank Kurniyawati
MercatToursLtd, Manager at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful review thank you. It is clear that you thoroughly enjoyed your time with Laura, who, not surprisingly, made quite an impact - she tends to do this with her groups! Shirley

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great tour with just enough historical background

This tour was informative without being overwhelming or boring. Provided enough historical background of the city and the important role the vaults played. Our tour guide Andie was factual, passionate, and knowledgeable, she was great! Shorter tour but just long enough and in the heart...More

Thank Jessica Z
MercatToursLtd, Manager at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank for your feedback Jessica! You're right - it is a good tour to give you a historical background to the city. We're delighted you enjoyed it so much :)

Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile
Excellent- Would recommend

Really enjoyed this tour. Mark was an excellent guide who really told the stories to perfection. It was a great hour which included a spooky trip to the vaults. No thrills, nobody jumping out at you, just great storytelling in a great atmosphere. Well worth...More

Thank David W
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Christine S
6 April 2018|
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Response from Sue A | Reviewed this property |
hi Christine, yeah you do only about 4 rooms but it's worth it😊it's very spooky 😱
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