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Uncover the sinister side of Edinburgh’s Old Town
Go deep underground at the Blair Street Underground Vaults
Enjoy a personal ghost tour in a small group
What to expect
A chilling way to explore Edinburgh after dark – and underground. Strictly adult-only, this ghost tour is a short, sharp shock – your unsettling introduction to our capital’s unsavoury past.
These tales are not fit for the glare of daylight – or for telling to those under 18. Your guide will share true stories of sinister misdeeds and terrible consequences. Starting your walking tour above ground around the wynds and closes of the Old Town, you'll hear of bloody plots that led to treason and torture – as well as secret lives that led to horrific deaths and tormented souls.
There’s definitely an unsettling feel to the Blair Street Underground Vaults – your expert guide will reveal troubled tales as you continue this terrifying walking tour. Expect true stories of murder and hangings – all of which took place right there in the vaults.
COVID-19 informationThe 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
Tour with expert guide
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Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.
Important to know
- Please note that Blair Street Underground Vaults are not currently in use for health and safety/social distancing reasons. Tours will be above-ground only for the time being
- Devices will be used so that the guide is still heard clearly whilst wearing PPE
- This tour is only available to 18 year olds and over
- Please bring your own set of 2.5mm jack headphones (where possible) for use with the TourTalk devices
- 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
- There are facilities to store your bags/luggage
- Please note only service dogs are welcome on this tour
- The maximum number of participants is 18 people