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Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour in Edinburgh

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Explore the Blair Street Underground Vaults and the Canongate graveyard
Hear of infamous murderers and cursed souls
Delve into the terror of the city’s gruesome past
Enjoy an Edinburgh ghost tour in a small group
Highlights
  • Learn about Edinburgh’s haunted history from a costumed guide
  • Visit the notoriously haunted Blair Street vaults and Canongate Kirkyard
  • Enjoy a stroll through Old Town
  • Tour takes place at night for an appropriately creepy atmosphere
What to Expect
Your evening begins at St. Giles High Kirk beside the Mercat Cross on High Street, where you meet your guide and set off on foot to explore the city.
The first stop is the Blair Street vaults, where you explore dark chambers and passageways and hear tales of cannibals, body snatchers, and restless souls.
Next, head to the Canongate Kirkyard cemetery, where you can watch for specters wandering the tombstones and listen to yet more ghostly history.
Your tour ends at Canongate graveyard.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Alex, our tour guide was very dramatic, keeping alive the underground history of edinburgh. Well worth a nightly walk.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 173sheila
Reviewed 4 days ago

First of all, Lauren was brilliant!!! She made us laugh between scares which was very enjoyable and made the tour a delight! It's scary but we had a really good time, very atmospheric and lots of info about the "darker" Edinburgh that we didn't know....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ptrcmc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had Alex as our guide, he did a fantastic job explaining history in detail. He made every story very interesting, and he was very professional. Highly recommended!

Thank troymunson
MercatToursLtd, Manager at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there troymunson, Thank you for your 5 star review, we're thrilled you enjoyed your tour with Alex, we'll be sure to pass on your thanks. We hope you had a great time in the city - haste ye back! Until then, Kat

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on the Mercat Tours Hidden and Hauted with guide Lauren. This was excellent story telling and showing the history of Edinburgh where things actually happend. We also bought the guide book and I recommend that too. It holds with even more information and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Uffe R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a spooktacular time on the ghost and ghouls tour with the amazing Lauren. She was as informative and spooky as she was funny, a real joy. Couldn't stop grinning at all the ghoulish details. A great adventure through the streets, into the subterranean bowels...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Karen T
February 1, 2019|
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Response from Monisa F | Reviewed this property |
It can be spooky and it is quite dark and enclosed but it wasn't too bad. If you do not like confined and dark spaces do not go.
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Christine S
April 6, 2018|
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Response from wanderingteacher84 | Reviewed this property |
We went into a few rooms in the vaults. It was the last part of the tour and quite interesting.
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