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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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We were on the Mercat Tours Hidden and Hauted with guide Lauren. This was excellent story telling and showing the history of Edinburgh where things actually happend. We also bought the guide book and I recommend that too. It holds with even more information and a quick brush up
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Had a spooktacular time on the ghost and ghouls tour with the amazing Lauren. She was as informative and spooky as she was funny, a real joy. Couldn't stop grinning at all the ghoulish details. A great adventure through the streets, into the subterranean bowels of Edinburgh and
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Yesterday evening my wife and my two teenage daughters (14&16) did the evening of ghosts and ghouls tour with the amazing Hes. I am very skeptical when it comes to this sort of thing but Hes was enthusiastic about her delivery of stories and also very funny. A short walk through
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This tour was interesting as it was featured on Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures. It was a little creepy, dark, damp and somewhat claustrophobic, so be aware of that if you don’t like cramped spaces. Despite a hair raising supernatural experience that I didn’t share with the
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The tour was way overcrowded for what it was supposed to be. We had a group of about 30 people going into the underground vaults where the entire room was full and people had to stand outside. It got extremely hot from body heat. I'm not even claustrophobic and I wanted to get
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Key Details
  • Duration: 1h 45m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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