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Hidden and haunted evening adult walking tour of Edinburgh

Free cancellation
Duration: 1 hour
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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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.

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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

Tour with expert guide


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.


Mercat Tours

Cancellation policy

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

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