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Edinburgh Old Town Evening Tour, Including Blair Street Underground and Dram of Whisky at Megget's Cellar

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Overview
Hear stories of blood, guts and gore in the Old Town in Edinburgh. Sip a Scotch whisky in a candlelit cellar to warm the heart. Spend 2-hours examining the darker side of history on this guided tour.
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You'll start at
Mercat Cross
High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UKMercat Cross, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF. Look for the 8 sided monument with white Unicorn on top. You will find a member of our visitor services team waiting here to check you in. They will be dressed in black, holding an iPad, wearing an orange lanyard & holding a black & orange umbrella.
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    Mercat Cross
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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    Edinburgh Old Town
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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    Mercat Tours
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
28 Blair St
28 Blair St, Edinburgh EH1 1QR, UKMegget`s Cellar, 28 Blair Street, EH1 1QR. This tour ends in Megget's Cellar, which is located half way down the stairs to the Blair Street Underground Vaults, right underneath our main booking office.
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Highlights
  • Explore Edinburgh’s grim and ghoulish history with a storyteller-guide
  • Uncover the secrets that lie beneath the city’s old stone streets
  • Shiver with fear in the haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults
  • Savor a dram of Scotch whisky in the eerie Megget’s Cellar
What to Expect
Greet your guide and group by St. Giles' Cathedral and set off to explore Edinburgh’s atmospheric Old Town. As you stroll through the evening streets, savor gory tales of times long past: legends of the city’s ghosts, ghouls, and witches, plus savage stories of tortures, murders, and burnings. Learn about the Edinburgh Mob riots and then brave the underbelly of the city: the infamous Blair Street Underground Vaults. Deep below Edinburgh’s tranquil streets, ghosts including Jack, Mr. Boots, and the sinisterly named Watcher are said to roam. Finish your tour in Megget’s Cellar. A glass of local whisky should soothe jangled nerves before you travel back to your hotel.
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Departure Point
Mercat Cross, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
Duration
2h
Return Details
28 Blair St, Edinburgh EH1 1QR, UK
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Mercat Cross
  • Entry/Admission - Mercat Tours
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children must be 5 and older
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Very good tour Brilliant guide Funny and informative Ana was very good Good amount of walking so not good for people who struggle walking or dont like small spaces as vaults are not low and visability is low
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This tour was brilliant from start to finish! Reading some of the negative reviews, I can only assume that they were on a different tour! Our guide, Karis, was incredible. So knowledgeable, friendly and funny! She clearly loves what she does and it really shows. She helped give
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Lauren is such a great guide. I LOVE the drama she creates. She tells the stories with humor excitement. Had a blast.
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Edinburgh Old Town Evening Tour, Including Blair Street Underground and Dram of Whisky at Megget's Cellar
Responded 1 week ago
Great to hear! Thanks for joining us and pleased you enjoyed. All the best, Katie
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Me and my girlfriend had a tour with Caris. She was very good and told the stories very well. Good way of seeing the vaults.
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Edinburgh Old Town Evening Tour, Including Blair Street Underground and Dram of Whisky at Megget's Cellar
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks so much David! Pleased that you both enjoyed the tour and seeing the Blair Street Underground Vaults. All the best, Katie
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The tour was well organised and the guide had great knowledge and was very enthusiastic! The tour is two hours long and although it’s very good and you see and find out a lot of Edinburgh which you wouldn’t see normally it could be cut down by half an hour.
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Edinburgh Old Town Evening Tour, Including Blair Street Underground and Dram of Whisky at Megget's Cellar
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi there, Thanks for your review of our Evening of Ghosts and Ghouls tour! We'll take into account your thoughts on timings for the tour and pass this on to the relevant people. Many thanks, Katie
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  • Languages Offered: English
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