Ghostly underground walking tour of Edinburgh
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Ghostly underground walking tour of Edinburgh

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£20.00
Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Experience a ghost tour in the safety of the daylight hours and learn all about Edinburgh’s haunted past
  • Explore the famous Blair Street Underground Vaults
  • Enjoy a personal tour in a small group
  • Learn about murderers, torturers, and the real Jekyll and Hyde
What to expect

The true history of the Blair Street Underground Vaults is terrifying enough – so abandon thoughts of manufactured frights and make-believe. The skill is in the storytelling so prepare to be chilled to the bone as the vaults witnessed the deeds of mischief-makers and murderers, vagrants and torturers.

It’s one of Edinburgh’s most haunted sites, where restless spirits still tread. You’ll follow your cloaked guide through the shadowy closes of Edinburgh’s Old Town – dark streets untouched by daylight and filled with a strange silence, whose damp walls carry just the faintest echo of the crowds on the high street you’ve left behind.

With the scene set, you’ll descend into the depths of the city and listen in horror to its dark and sinister side. Torture, murder, hangings; from body snatchers to the real-life Jekyll and Hyde, you’ll be gripped by the true stories that lie hidden beneath Edinburgh’s streets.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • What's included
    • Walking tour with professional guide
    Where

    Mercat Cross, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, United Kingdom

    Meeting point:
    The Mercat Cross is an 8 sided monument situated on the Royal Mile. The tour departs from right in front of it.
    What to remember
    • Please arrive at the meeting point (Mercat Cross, Royal Mile, EH1 1RF) at least 15 minutes before the beginning of your tour to allow time to check-in
    • Tour ends: Blair Street Underground Vaults, 28 Blair Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR
    • Concession tickets apply to seniors (aged 60+) and students (aged 16+) with a valid student ID
    • Children over five years of age are very welcome but children under 5 are not permitted on any of our tours
    • Please bring your own set of 2.5mm jack headphones (where possible) for use with the TourTalk devices, otherwise these can be provided for you
    • Please note anyone who appears to be under the influence of alcohol will not be permitted to join the tour
    • This tour runs in all weather conditions, please dress accordingly to the weather. Sensible walking shoes are advised
    • Please note only service dogs are welcome on this tour, no other pets
    • The maximum number of participants is 18 people
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    Provider
    Mercat Tours
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

    What people say about this experience

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    • Prisca

      From United States of America - October 2022

      Travelled as a couple

       

      35 - 44 years old

      Great

      Overall rated

      4/5

      Het was een leuke tour. De gids Fay vertelde de verhalen vol overgave en enthousiasme. Ik had wel meer verwacht van de wandeling ondergronds. Het was ...

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