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Edinburgh Night Walking Including Underground Vaults 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 travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 09/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Edinburgh Night Walking Including Underground Vaults
You will be part of a small group (max 12) 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 09/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Mercat Cross
    High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
    You will see staff wearing black and orange clothing and lanyard as well as a Mercat umbrella.
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  • 1
    Mercat Cross
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    St Giles' Cathedral
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 3
    Royal Mile
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 4
    Mercat Tours
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Edinburgh Old Town
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    28 Blair St
    28 Blair St, Edinburgh EH1 1QR, UK
    This tour ends at the Blair Street Vaults
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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
  • Exclusive access to Blair Street Underground Vaults
  • Award-winning local storytellers
  • Small group experience
  • TourTalk radio receiver to enjoy live storytelling at safe distance
  • Entry/Admission - Mercat Tours
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Adult only 18yrs+
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Tours are guaranteed all year round, so please dress for the weather, with comfortable shoes.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Darren M wrote a review Nov 2020
Castlewellan, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
James Douglas. What a guy. He was our guide when we booked the vaults last week in Edinburgh. The man is an amazing tour guide. Was very interesting to hear the stories he told. Took us on a tour though Greyfriars Kirkyard to tell us the story about George Mackenzie, needs to
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Date of experience: November 2020
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ASHLEY H wrote a review Oct 2020
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Great tour thanks to our tour guide witch agnes (Natalie) very friendly and professional, great knowledge and manner when delivering the information, although I didn't appreciate the scar in the grave yard, I definitely did the jokes
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Edinburgh Night Walking Including Underground Vaults
Responded 5 weeks ago
Hi Ashley, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're really glad that you enjoyed your tour and it sounds like Natalie did fab. We're glad we could make you laugh! All the best and thanks for choosing Mercat, Kim
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Ronan C wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We had Mark as our tour guide and honestly couldn’t have asked for a better/spooky evening. Really good host and very good at telling the events and stories! Thanks for a good night guys!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Edinburgh Night Walking Including Underground Vaults
Responded 21 Oct 2020
Hi RJC, We're really happy to hear that you enjoyed your time on tour and thank you for coming along! :) All the best, Kim
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Rob Murrant wrote a review Sep 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Really enjoyable experience. Throughly entertaining guide, who clearly loves his job and knows his subject matter very well! The vaults are a bit claustrophobic but by no means should that put anyone off. The company running this are very good. Vaults are very interesting a real
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Edinburgh Night Walking Including Underground Vaults
Responded 30 Sep 2020
Hi Edinburgh987, Thanks for the lovely review, it means a lot. We're really glad that you enjoyed your time with us. All the best and thanks for choosing Mercat, Kim
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Nadine J wrote a review Sep 2020
2 contributions3 helpful votes
A really entertainment and informative tour with mics and headphones which made it even better. Our tour guide Lauren was enthusiastic and funny!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Edinburgh Night Walking Including Underground Vaults
Responded 16 Sep 2020
Hello Nadine, Thanks for your kind words, it really means a lot to us. So happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Lauren and liked the addition of our Tourtalk headphones! All the best and thanks for choosing Mercat, Kim
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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
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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
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Rachellej4
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Not for the faint-hearted!
My sister and I booked the Halloween underground tour with Mercat. Our guide, Stephanie, was lovely and a great sto
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laurarich434
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Excellent, speedy communication
I booked the ghost tour for a hen do via email as we were a large group and unable to book online. Everything was v
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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!
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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
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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
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paultiplady
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Ghost walk
Would highly recommend this tour our guide (hellish) Nell was brilliant and funny and very well informed and answer
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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hammyb94
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A fascinatingly spooky tour!
We were visiting Edinburgh the weekend before Halloween, eager to go on a ghost walk. This must be one of the best
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katewK5883GY
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Fantastic experience
Fantastic tour. Interesting history of the city and The vaults are really haunted. Highly recommended for everyone.
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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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