Ghosts and ghouls evening walking tour of Edinburgh
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Ghosts and ghouls evening walking tour of Edinburgh

3.8/5
Great
Based on 2 reviews
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£28.65
Free cancellation
language
Language: English
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: 2 hours
Do this because
  • Take an informed, chilling look at Edinburgh’s ghostly past
  • Settle your nerves with a dram of Scotch whiskey by candlelit in our underground Megget's Cellar with more tales
  • Enjoy a small group experience with a local storyteller for a more personal experience
  • Get immersed in the past, with audio guides and a live storyteller
  • Have exclusive access to Edinburgh's notorious Blair Street Underground Vaults
What to expect

The night begins with a walking tour of the darker closes and wynds of Edinburgh, before journeying into the haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults. Finally, you’ll retire to a candlelit cellar for a dram of Scottish whisky and an evening of storytelling.

Take your place as a member of the ‘Edinburgh mob’, which once surged in riot past the Mercat Cross. Hear grisly tales of witchcraft, torture and restless spirits as you venture down medieval closes and descend into the haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults. Your cloaked guide will lead you through the dimly lit caverns, filling the night with stories – all of them true.

As night thickens, you’ll gather in Megget’s cellar for a whisky – or a glass of lager or soft drink if you’re not fond of a dram. In the warmth of candlelight, your storyteller will conjure more tales of Edinburgh’s ghoulish past, and the tortured souls that stalk the city’s streets.

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What's included
  • check Whisky tasting or a glass of lager or a soft drink
  • check Audio-guided tour
  • check Guided walking tour
  • check Use of equipment
  • check Headsets (to hear the guide)
  • check Local 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. Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the beginning of your tour to allow time to check in.
What to remember
  • This tour is suitable for children aged 5+ but please note that babies and strollers are not permitted
  • Concession tickets apply to seniors (aged 65+) and students (aged 18+) with a valid student ID
  • Your tour will be conducted by a live, English-speaking guide (no other language options available)
  • 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
  • This tour route is partially wheelchair accessible
  • Suitcases and large rucksacks are not permitted on the tour
  • Visitors will be provided with audio device and headsets, or are welcome to bring their own 3.5mm jack headphones
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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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3.8/5

Based on 2 reviews from verified customers

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Value for money

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  • Chris

    From United States of America - September 2023

    45 - 54 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Zeer goede gids met goede verhalen. Erg grappig en soms lukte het ook de groep te laten schrikken. Wat niet heel duidelijk was dat de tour op een zee ...

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - February 2023

    Average

    Overall rated

    3/5

    I just wished I could have seen more spots of the city.

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