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Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour in Edinburgh

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This ghost-themed night walking tour delves into Edinburgh’s deep history. 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 eerie atmosphere.
  • 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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Important Information
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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The tour was entertaining to hear of the histories and legendary tales of infamous people in Edinborough. We also got to go into the underground vaults which was extremely cool and spooky and added to the atmosphere. The tour guides were both fantastic and made the tour even
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Our tour guide, Stephanie, led a fantastic tour and kept us all safe underground and in the streets. She has a great speaking voice and enjoyable theatrical presentation. Enjoyed the tour of the dark side of Edinburgh.
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Had a great time. Went to Edinburgh for my sons 17th birthday and he want to do some ghost tours. We both loved it, well worth the money. Was very spooky, we both felt chills and light headed. Our guide was Helena, who was great, and funny.
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Alex, our tour guide was very dramatic, keeping alive the underground history of edinburgh. Well worth a nightly walk.
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First of all, Lauren was brilliant!!! She made us laugh between scares which was very enjoyable and made the tour a delight! It's scary but we had a really good time, very atmospheric and lots of info about the "darker" Edinburgh that we didn't know. Thank you Mercat Tours and
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Key Details
  • Duration: 1h 45m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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