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Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour in Edinburgh

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Explore the Blair Street Underground Vaults and the Canongate graveyard

Hear of infamous murderers and cursed souls

Delve into the terror of the city’s gruesome past

Enjoy an Edinburgh ghost tour in a small group
  • Learn about Edinburgh’s haunted history from a costumed guide
  • Visit the notoriously haunted Blair Street vaults and Canongate Kirkyard
  • Enjoy a stroll through Old Town
  • Tour takes place at night for an appropriately creepy atmosphere
What to Expect
Your evening begins at St. Giles High Kirk beside the Mercat Cross 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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Departure Point
Mercat Cross, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
1h 45m
Return Details
Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh EH8 8FA, UK
  • Professional guide
  • Visit to Canongate Graveyard
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Mile
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • You must be aged 18+ to join this tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed today via mobile

It was a very fun experience. A little walk around streets with dark history. Then a walk below the streets, with creepier and scarier history. I went alone, but it was really fun. I did not remember being alone whilst on the tour. Because it...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank AnnaFromSweden90
Reviewed 2 days ago

So many great stories, things that you didn't know (Hannah, our guide has a great expression when she told us about the Mercat cross and what really went on there), revealing the history of under the city in the vaults, all the spooky occurrences were...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank mchoosey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Karis was amazing as our guide, a quick taste of Edinburgh history and urban legends, great experience overall!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Παπαδάκης Ν
Reviewed 1 week ago

Anna was a great tour guide! She had interesting and engaging stories to tell. It wasn't a schlocky tour. It had a mix of history and haunted facts. Anna projected well; we could always hear her even at the back of the group. The vaults...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Stefanie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Margaret-Ann was a great guide! She was funny, knowledgeable, and made sure everyone kept up and was included. The vaults are very cool and have a lot of history attached to them - plus you learn some general Edinburgh history as well. I would definitely...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Karen T
2 February 2019|
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Response from Monisa F | Reviewed this property |
It can be spooky and it is quite dark and enclosed but it wasn't too bad. If you do not like confined and dark spaces do not go.
Christine S
6 April 2018|
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Response from wanderingteacher84 | Reviewed this property |
We went into a few rooms in the vaults. It was the last part of the tour and quite interesting.
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