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Edinburgh Night Walking Including Underground Vaults

  • 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
Edinburgh Night Walking Including Underground Vaults
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9pm Evening Tour
Evening tour departing at 9pm.
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9pm Evening Tour + Souvenir
Evening tour departing at 9pm and includes the Official Souvenir Guidebook
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Evening tour departing at 9:30pm and include the Official Souvenir Giudebook
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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.
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 vaults’ museum.   

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Reviewed 5 days ago
Actually got scared!

A really nice tour, and a good introduction to the darker side of Edinburgh. Our guide was a lovely young woman (So sorry I can't remember her name) who was a great story teller. Especially when we got to the vaults, all lit by candles,...More

Thank rbkplln
MercatToursLtd, Manager at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for posting a review and yes, do come back and take another tour with us! The Historic Underground tour remains underground for close to 45 minutes and the focus is the site, giving you a little more time below ground. Remember to redeem your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Those underground vaults gave me the willys but oh, how we enjoyed it. True history, right there and a great evening. Highly recommend.

Thank rafusela
Reviewed 1 week ago
Walk through time

Very good experience. Our guide Ona was informing and entertaining. Learned a lot about the darker side of Edinburgh history in a fun format.

Thank shiggins830
MercatToursLtd, Manager at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed your tour, maybe we will see you back again in the future? Shirley

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Our guide, Edgar, was amazing!

We really enjoyed our tour! The whole thing was animated and exaggerated but with much enthusiasm! I really enjoyed the historical aspects. The vaults were very cool to visit and walk around in, but the stories in there were a bit too embellished. I wanted...More

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

Hello, thanks for your feedback! we're very happy to hear you enjoyed your Edinburgh tour with Edgar so much - he really is very good at what he does. Come back & see us sometime :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic !

I made the "Fossoyeur d'Histoire" tour with the french guide called Fred, and I was absolutely delighted ! She's a good storyteller, she spoke about Scotland past histories, ghosts, with so much life. And I loved the little facts. I recommend !

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

Thanks Camille for your feedback! Delighted you enjoyed the French tour with us & Fred :)

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