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Edinburgh Night Walking Including Underground Vaults provided by Mercat Tours

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.
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You'll start at
Mercat Cross
High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UKYou 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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    Pass by St Giles' Cathedral
  • 2
    Parliament House
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Pass by Royal Mile
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    Mercat Tours
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
28 Blair St
28 Blair St, Edinburgh EH1 1QR, UKThis 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
  • 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
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
322Reviews
16Q&A
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Tim K wrote a review Mar 2020
26 contributions4 helpful votes
Thoroughly enjoyed this evening. The two guides bounced off one another like a true double act. Their contrasting styles, one loud, one quiet, worked a treat.
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Edinburgh Night Walking Including Underground Vaults
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Tim, It sounds like the guides made a great duo! We're really happy to hear that and that you enjoyed your time with us. All the best and thanks for choosing Mercat, Kim
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Brittany Niro wrote a review Mar 2020
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania1 contribution
Booked this tour last minute and we absolutely loved it! Karis was our tour guide and she was amazing! She really drew us in with her storytelling and made our experience one of a kind. The size of the group was perfect. We will definitely be trying another Mercat Tour on our
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Edinburgh Night Walking Including Underground Vaults
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Brittany, Thanks for your kind words. We're so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us and our guide Karis! All the best and hold onto your tickets for a £2 discount on your return. All the best, Kim
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Anastasia P wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
Me and my partner went for the tour at 22:00 and it was brilliant! Alex (our guide) was lovely and you could tell that he was really passionate and enjoying what he was doing. It was a very good experience and very educational! We absolutely loved learning more about Edinburgh
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Edinburgh Night Walking Including Underground Vaults
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Spoppadom, Oh no. You know what they say, time flies when you're having fun! But we're so happy that you enjoyed your time with us and our guide Alex. All the best and thanks for choosing Mercat, Kim
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curly_geek wrote a review Mar 2020
birmingham124 contributions137 helpful votes
Our guide was Hess and she was excellent. We started with an overground walking tour; Hess told stories about torture, ghost and plague. We then went down into the vaults which were fascinating (and of course spooky). Hess' theatrical style made it all really entertaining.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Edinburgh Night Walking Including Underground Vaults
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Curly_Geek, Thanks for your kind words about Hes! We really appreciate it and are so happy to know that you enjoyed your tour with us. Very glad we could earn your recommendation. All the best, Kim
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TheTeaQueen wrote a review Mar 2020
Liverpool, United Kingdom16 contributions5 helpful votes
Jenny was our tour guide and she was brilliant. We got to hear all the gory things that happened in the exact spots she took us to above ground. Then down in to the vaults which was creepy and definitely haunted.
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Edinburgh Night Walking Including Underground Vaults
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi TheTea, So happy that you enjoyed our tour with Jenny. We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. All the best, Kim
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About the operator

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mcrh2015
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Informative and entertaining
Interesting visit to the vaults. Our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. A different thing to do in Edinburgh
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kimhK3053MD
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Brill!
Absolutely awesome tour with a friendly, fun and knowledgeable guide (Lauren). No one jumps out, just a bunch of hi
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lewjaihol12
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Please read why three stars
Went with friends and our guide was Hess. The reason I have put three stars is i hate theatrical stuff and she was
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Allyssa H
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Evening of Ghosts and Ghouls
Our guide was Steve who was scarily entertaining. We would highly reccommended doing this tour with him.
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R5458NVmichaelc
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10/10
An excellent tour with Ewen who was very engaging and keen to make sure the tour was enjoyable. Give the man a pay-
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lindseymX777NI
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Thrilling Adventure!
Our tour was extremely fun and thrilling. A nice balance of history and ghost stories to introduce any new comers t
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Catherine L
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History tour
Very informative with a knowledgeable guide. It was interesting to visit places I would have never have known where
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hanreadsbooks
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Nicky is a legend
This was the first tour we did when we arrived in Edinburgh and it's safe to say it was a great start to our trip.
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GoPlaces16666998387
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Ghost tour
Even though the weather was typical of Scotland, I had a brilliant time out. Our guide hess was fantastic really pu
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sharkdaddy78
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Secrets of the Royal Mile
Awesome and informative tour! Made our day, Margret-Ann (our caddie) was wounderfull, knowledgable and passionate a
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823jessiej
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This tour was awesome!! Tuesday was a great tour guide, she was very enthusiastic, and very honest. I’m one room sh
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nickj7474
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Most Interesting Tour
I have to admit that I was not interested in what was advertised but the wife was all for it so off we went.....How
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HayleyL632
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A great experience!
Me and my partner went on the Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour yesterday and we both throughly enjoyed it! Having bo
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StephenY755
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& Now for something completely different
With Naomi as our guide on this evening of entertaining but horrible histories of Edinburgh through the ages, we ha
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annapglan
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Doomed, Dead & Buried.
We had a fabulous guide called Helena, she gave a lot of information and made it fun. The Vaults were really cool
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