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Ghosts & Ghouls

#174 of 492 Tours in Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Björgvin Á wrote a review Dec 2019
Akranes, Iceland7 contributions9 helpful votes
Enjoyed a great tour. We had so much fun. Very dark and still humorous ride through the horrible history of Edinburgh’s vaults. Our host Karis was really nice and informative. We would definitely recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Nessie wrote a review Oct 2019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands96 contributions52 helpful votes
We took this tour on a rainy, dark Sunday evening. The first part of the tour is above ground and the second part takes you underground to the vault. Great info about Edinburgh history and the occasional ghost stories. Our guide Stephanie really made the tour great (and scary), please give the girl an Oscar!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Peggy K wrote a review Aug 2019
Austin, Texas177 contributions105 helpful votes
If I had to give you advice, I would tell you not to go on this tour. I was disappointed. First, we could not figure out where to meet the group. We almost missed them, as they were up the street from where our hotel told us, and they left the meeting spot exactly at 9:00. I would advise the company to start talking there at 9:00 to allow for anyone who is running a minute or two late, trying to find the group. There was no sign or anything to announce that this was a Mercat tour. Second, our guide was good enough but the stories weren't that captivating. We moved around the area a bit, and some of the information about the history of Edinburgh was good. We spent a lot of time under the streets in a tunnel. We eventually got to an area with a few tables and to sit down. Everyone got a shot of whiskey or a cup of beer. It seemed like we were down there a long time. The tour was 2+ hours long. Overall it was underwhelming.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Becca wrote a review Apr 2019
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Took the tour with Dougie and Claudia. It was great! Because we took one of the evening tours, the natural lighting helped the atmosphere, growing darker and darker with each story until we reached the vaults. One gets to hear stories about Edinburgh from a different perspective - sometimes with audience participation, but never, as I was very happy to find out, with blatant jump-scares or the like. This tour is spooky, but simply because of the great storytelling.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Matthew wrote a review Feb 2019
10 contributions4 helpful votes
Absolutely brilliant tour with the wonderful Regina. It started at the Mercat cross with stories of punishments for crimes. Subsequently I was whipped, which I enjoyed, and had my tongue cut off! We then travelled round the local area with true stories about people and went to the underground area. We were the only group underground and it smelt musty and was quite warm. All set the scene for further stories and revelations about previous people who has seen things/felt things. It finished with a cosy drink in a lovely Quant room with final Q&A's. It was a brilliant experience for the end of my night and my 9 year old loved it...even though she didn't leave my side! Highly recommended for the tour and I wasn't too scared !
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Date of experience: February 2019
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