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Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour in Edinburgh provided by Mercat Tours

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 05/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour in Edinburgh
You will be part of a small group (max 15) and we'll provide "Tour Talk" radio sets to make social distancing easier. Please bring your own face masks and earphones (disposable earphones can be provided).
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Updated 05/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Discover parts of Edinburgh that are usually off limits during a ghost tour that takes you to the underground vaults that lie beneath the Old Town. Designed with ghost hunters and thrill seekers in mind, this spooktacular tour includes exclusive access to the Blair Street vaults and promises no manufactured scares, therefore ensuring that all supernatural occurrences are genuine.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Mercat Cross
    High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
    Mercat 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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  • 1
    Mercat Tours
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Edinburgh Old Town
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 3
    Mercat Cross
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 4
    Royal Mile
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    28 Blair St
    28 Blair St, Edinburgh EH1 1QR, UK
    Mercat Tours, 28 Blair Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR. This tour ends after a visit to our Blair Street Underground Vaults.
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Highlights
  • Gain exclusive access to Edinburgh's Blair Street vaults on a ghost tour
  • Get the inside scoop on the haunted history of Scotland's capital city
  • Supernatural occurrences are not manufactured like on some tours
  • Access parts of Edinburgh that most first-time visitors miss
Important Information
Departure Point
Mercat Cross, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
Duration
1h 15m
Return Details
28 Blair St, Edinburgh EH1 1QR, UK
Inclusions
  • Award-winning local storytellers
  • Small group experience
  • Exclusive access to Blair Street Underground Vaults
  • TourTalk radio receiver to enjoy live storytelling at safe distance
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children 5yrs and above only
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Tours are guaranteed all year round, so please dress for the weather, with comfortable shoes.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Hayley I wrote a review May 3
Glasgow, United Kingdom1 contribution
Went on the Doomed, Dead and Buried tour lead by Jared. Absolutely highly recommended. Jared is a excellent, engaging and highly knowledgeable guide. Covid precautions very well organised. Well worth the money. Thank you :)
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Executive at Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour in Edinburgh
Responded 4 days ago
Hi Hayley, Wow, it sounds like Jared did a brilliant job! We'll make sure to pass your kind comments onto him. Thanks for joining us and we're so glad that you had such a great time. All the best, Kim
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Amy C wrote a review May 2
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Such a good experience. Our tour guide was incredible, perfect mix of informative and dramatic. So glad we did it :)
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Executive at Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour in Edinburgh
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Hi Camym, Thanks for joining us! We're so glad that you enjoyed your tour and really appreciate you taking the time to leave us some feedback. All the best, Kim
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Karyn D wrote a review May 2
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Excellent tour, hosted by Lauren who has funny, knowledgeable and a little bit scary all at the same time. Spooky but plenty of belly laughs. Great attention to COVID measures and felt very safe at all times.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Hi Karynd, We're so glad to hear that you felt safe on tour. Thanks for joining us and we'll be sure to pass your kind words onto Lauren! All the best, Kim
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Alex R wrote a review Dec 2020
edinburgh16 contributions15 helpful votes
The Vaults are fantastic to see and Mercat do an excellent job of presenting them while telling some very engaging ghost stories. I've lived in Edinburgh for 40 years and travelled over South Bridge and the Cowgate more times than I can count, but never new how extensive these
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Public Relations Manager at Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour in Edinburgh
Responded Feb 8, 2021
Hi Alex, thanks for the feedback and we're glad you enjoyed your time with us in the Blair Street Underground Vaults! It's always a thrill to discover new things in your own city :) We hope to see you again soon
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Rachel wrote a review Nov 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom86 contributions65 helpful votes
My sister and I booked the Halloween underground tour with Mercat. Our guide, Stephanie, was lovely and a great storyteller! The underground vaults at South Bridge are fascinating but there is no ventilation down there at all, and it’s very stuffy - even more so with wearing a
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour in Edinburgh
Responded Nov 2, 2020
Hi Rachelle, thanks for the positive review! We're sorry that you had to leave early – it does indeed get a little stuffy down there at times! We're glad you still enjoyed yourself and I will pass your kind words onto Stephanie :) Thanks
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V9408VRdavidm
V9408VRdavidm
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Waste of a walk
An walk through old Edinburgh ending in a smelly basement not scary at all. We were tempted to stop the tour it was
836dianes
836dianes
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full of knowledge
this was the first night 30th April tour of opening after 7 months of being closed due to covid . a present for my
Companion773741
Companion773741
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Great tour!
Extremely belated review but still wanted to make sure I got it in. Great tour, extremely memorable! Very creepy st
darrenmaximus
darrenmaximus
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James Douglas- The Legend
James Douglas. What a guy. He was our guide when we booked the vaults last week in Edinburgh. The man is an amazing
540gailr
540gailr
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Great Time!
My son went to this with his Scout group and loved it! Lots of interesting info and a hysterical guide. She was Iri
RosaM3275
RosaM3275
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Great fun and super interesting
Great fun for Halloween for my younger brother and sister and I - thank you so much !!!!! Got to see a side of Edin
HEvan27
HEvan27
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Great Night!
Great tour with Hannah! An absolute legend, she made it a great night for us! Would definitely recommend!
E5580MPnicolac
E5580MPnicolac
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Great Halloween tour!
The tour was interesting and brought to life by our lovely tour guide Hannah, the vaults are creepy but I also wish
Em92travel
Em92travel
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Great Tour
We had a great time on the tour. Guide Mark was amazing at building the atmosphere and great storyteller. Enjoyed o
cshiels26
cshiels26
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Fantastic Tour
We did the Halloween tour in the underground vaults with Scott. He was very knowledgeable and made the tour really
jonvitalija
jonvitalija
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Spooky tour
Agnes made the tour enjoyable. Very knowledgeable lady. So much history in Edinburgh and so many stories were told.
MrTurnskin
MrTurnskin
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Informative and fun
Great tour of old town with tour guide Lara. Informative with a personal touch. Vaults were off limits unfortunate
isobel0105
isobel0105
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A must do in Edinburgh!
Mark was an excellent story teller and created a brilliant spooky atmosphere. It was a lot of fun! Definitely recom
ashleyhW1618OZ
ashleyhW1618OZ
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Interesting and fun
Great tour thanks to our tour guide witch agnes (Natalie) very friendly and professional, great knowledge and mann
Ednamaymorrice
Ednamaymorrice
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2hrs well spent
Did the evening old town tour led by Scott. (I think) It was so informative and thoroughly enjoyable. Wear comfy
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