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Edinburgh Night Walking Including Underground Vaults

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Overview
Edinburgh’s dark and mysterious Old Town is best explored at night, when the cloak of darkness adds a chilling atmosphere. Discover the sinister side of Scotland's capital on this ghost tour, designed for travelers interested in the paranormal. Listen to immersive tales of treason and torture from your guide, and embark on a candlelit tour of the 18th-century Blair Street vaults, usually inaccessible to the general public.
Highlights
  • Delve into Edinburgh's history on a walking tour of the Old Town 
  • Descend to the Blair Street vaults, only accessible with a tour guide 
  • A great choice for travelers interested in dark history and the paranormal
  • The tour's evening time slot adds atmosphere to the experience 
What to Expect
Your tour begins in central Edinburgh, where you’ll greet your guide and wind your way through the backstreets of the Old Town. Listen to tales of supernatural history, documented hauntings, and ghostly apparitions, and visit sites of hangings and reported paranormal activity. After, descend into the 18th-century Blair Street vaults to embark on a candlelit tour of the subterranean caverns. Stroll beneath the stone arches and discover the spot on which poltergeists and spirits have appeared. Your tour concludes in the Blair Street Vaults museum.   
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Important Information
Departure Point
Mercat Cross, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
Duration
1h
Return Details
28 Blair St, Edinburgh EH1 1QR, UK
Inclusions
  • Edinburgh late-night ghost walking tour
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Mercat Tours
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 18 years
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Bought this tour for my sisters who went on this tour tonight, although the tour was interesting and the guide was really knowledgable no underground vaults and no cathedral and no greyfriars Kirk ???? Don’t know why this was excluded no explanation was given only booked this
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Edinburgh Night Walking Including Underground Vaults
Responded 1 week ago
Hi there, Great to hear that they found the guide and information interesting however the missing out of the Blair Street Underground Vaults seems very unusual. We would highly appreciate if you could get in touch to tell us a bit more about the experience so we can look into it further? If you would like to do so, please feel free to drop me an email at katie.roddam@mercattours.com Many thanks, Katie
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We did the Doomed, Dead and Buried tour on Friday night, led by Stephanie. She was great at bringing the stories to life and making it very interesting. Enjoyed learning some history and spooky stories!
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Edinburgh Night Walking Including Underground Vaults
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Hannah, Thanks for your review! Great that you enjoyed the Doomed, Dead and Buried tour and the mixture of history and darker stories. Many thanks, Katie
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This was so much fun. The staff were excellent and a special thanks to Mercat for rearranging our booking time due to a broken down tram causing traffic havoc in the city centre. A marvellous insight into our home towns dark past with a revealing visit to the underground vaults
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Edinburgh Night Walking Including Underground Vaults
Responded 3 weeks ago
You're very welcome! Pleased that you managed to join us in the end and even better to hear that you enjoyed. All the best, Katie
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I am a genealogist and a historian who enjoys Ghost Hunting. Great for beginners just learning about Edinburgh. Only two Ghosts were mentioned above ground in the first half of the tour. Witches were burned at the Edinburgh Castle but no mention of who or if they are haunting.
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Edinburgh Night Walking Including Underground Vaults
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello, Sorry to hear that the tour did not entirely meet your expectations. We aim to provide some storytelling in the Old Town first to set the scene and introduce people to the city and its darker history before descending into the Blair Street Underground Vaults. Many thanks, Katie
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Loved this tour. Hannah was such a great tour guide, so friendly, warm and welcoming. Her story telling skills were second to none and I've been on a good few tours in my time. I was amazed at how much of the vault we got to go through and my husband loved the history and the
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Edinburgh Night Walking Including Underground Vaults
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks so much for this great review Pippa! So pleased to hear that you enjoyed the experience with us. All the best, Katie
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  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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