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Small Group Edinburgh Night Walking incl. Underground Vaults with Private Option
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Overview

Explore a sinister side of Edinburgh on this late-night ghost walking tour that includes the Blair Street Vaults under South Bridge. Stroll mysterious alleyways as you listen to your guide’s grim and ghastly tales of treason and torture. Then venture underground for a candlelight tour of the 18th-century chambers and hear haunting stories of supernatural forces lingering in the city's darkest corners.
  • Edinburgh late-night ghost walking tour
  • Experience Edinburgh’s famous haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults by candle light
  • Visit sites of documented hauntings, ghosts and spirits
  • Hear fascinating stories of crimes, hangings and mysterious legends from your expert guide
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Departure Point

High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK

You will see staff wearing black and orange clothing and lanyard as well as a Mercat umbrella.

Return Details

28 Blair St, Edinburgh EH1 1QR, UK

This tour ends at the Blair Street Vaults

Take a ghost walking tour through Edinburgh and discover its mysterious secrets and chilling history. Your entertaining guide leads you down side streets and alleyways, and recounts supernatural history, fiendish plots and sinister tales from the city’s darkest corners to its subterranean chambers.

Visit sites of hangings and documented spirit hauntings; discover where Edinburgh’s disreputable characters committed crimes of passion; and hear legendary stories, such as that of a wizard who was burned at the stake. Learn, too, about the notorious ‘bodysnatchers’ who reputedly stole fresh bodies from graveyards to sell to medical schools for anatomy lectures.

Then follow your guide underground to the Blair Street Vaults, built under the 19 stone arches of the South Bridge constructed in the late 18th century. Led by candlelight flickering in the shadows, you’ll see where lively poltergeists bide their time and learn of Edinburgh’s darkest deeds before your tour ends back above ground.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Mercat Cross
Learn about the sinister history of the Mercat Cross - where murderers, criminals met brutal justice at the hands of the Edinburgh mob - tour meeting point.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St Giles' Cathedral
What secrets lie hidden from sight in the hallowed ground of the ancient St Giles?
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Royal Mile
Discover the hidden closes of Edinburgh you would miss, and the stories they hold...
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Mercat Tours
Descend into the Blair Street Vaults and uncover the darker side of life.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Edinburgh Old Town
Hear the grim story of the old city of Edinburgh.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Adult only 18yrs+
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Tours are guaranteed all year round, so please dress for the weather, with comfortable shoes.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Mercat Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small Group Edinburgh Night Walking incl. Underground Vaults with Private Option?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Small Group Edinburgh Night Walking incl. Underground Vaults with Private Option?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Small Group Edinburgh Night Walking incl. Underground Vaults with Private Option?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small Group Edinburgh Night Walking incl. Underground Vaults with Private Option?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Edinburgh Night Walking incl. Underground Vaults with Private Option.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Small Group Edinburgh Night Walking incl. Underground Vaults with Private Option?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Small Group Edinburgh Night Walking incl. Underground Vaults with Private Option.

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Reviews

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star-4
Edinburgh's hidden past
Susan_H
, Sep 2021
Learning Edinburgh's dark and disturbing history. Going to places the public don't normally get to see
star-5
Brilliant night tour
Joanne_M
, Sep 2021
This is a great tour made better by our guide Steve who brought the stories alive. Well worth joining the tour.
star-5
Spoooooooooky
Dan_P
, May 2021
Great fun and great stories that vaults felt very spooky and I got an evil looking lady in a photo who wasn’t even there
star-5
Great tour
Burnells
, May 2021
Lauren was a brilliant guide...informative and funny..vaults were amazing and interesting ..would do again
star-4
Spooktacular night
Kathleen_C
, Oct 2020
Lauren was fab and stories were great. Very enjoyable and interesting . We had a fun time would do it again .
star-5
Anna’s fear
Heath_B
, Oct 2020
Laura was an excellent tour guide. Great knowledge and a good story teller. Very chilling evening. I felt a cold breath on the back of my neck. Think Mr Boots was stood behind me.
star-4
Guide was amazing
Jodie_L
, Sep 2020
Had an amazing time, however quite disappointed that I paid the money for the vaults and I didn’t get in, I understand that with the current pandemic situation however it shouldn’t have been advertised as “ including vaults” when they were closed
star-5
So funny!!!
Giuseppe S
, Dec 2019
Ana was great in leading us through the town and the vaults, making it a very funny experience yet teaching how dark the past of this city is. Loved it! Besides I liked it being at 10pm: it gave time to have supper before :)
star-5
Excellent your with an excellent guide!
elsippitts
, Nov 2019
We went on the Mercat tour last night and thoroughly enjoyed it! It was a little on the chilly side, but our guide Karis was so engaging, it was the last thing you thought about. The stories were all really interesting and the whole experience was performed with a convincingly sinister performance! Would highly recommend this tour to anyone!
star-1
Poor Comic Jokes Ruin Ghost Walk
rob1angels
, Oct 2019
Third rate acting and poorly delivered jokes ruined what was supposed to be an informative ghost walk in the city of Edinburgh. Having paid our £28 in eager anticipation, and looking forward to a Halloween Week ghost tour in, reportedly, one of the 10 most haunted cities in the world, myself and my partner were subjected to over an hour's worth of awful theatrical acting and infantile school boy humour. It ruined our evening, which proved to be pure torture just to listen to our guide deliver his cheesy one liners! Avoid this tour at all costs.

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