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Edinburgh Old Town Evening Tour, Including Blair Street Underground and Dram of Whisky at Megget's Cellar provided by Mercat Tours

Edinburgh Old Town Evening Tour, Including Blair Street Underground and Dram of Whisky at Megget's Cellar

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 23/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Fans of the paranormal will be thrilled by this evening ghost tour of Edinburgh, one of the UK’s most haunted cities. Your storyteller-guide transports you into a murky past replete with witchcraft, torture, and murder. Venture into the eerie Blair Street Underground Vaults, enjoy a whisky in creepy Megget’s Cellar, and learn the city’s dark history from an expert.
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You'll start at
Mercat Cross
High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UKMercat Cross, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF. Look for the 8 sided monument with white Unicorn on top. You will find a member of our visitor services team waiting here to check you in. They will be dressed in black, holding an iPad, wearing an orange lanyard & holding a black & orange umbrella.
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    Mercat Cross
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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    Edinburgh Old Town
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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    Mercat Tours
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
28 Blair St
28 Blair St, Edinburgh EH1 1QR, UKMegget`s Cellar, 28 Blair Street, EH1 1QR. This tour ends in Megget's Cellar, which is located half way down the stairs to the Blair Street Underground Vaults, right underneath our main booking office.
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Highlights
  • Explore Edinburgh’s grim and ghoulish history with a storyteller-guide
  • Uncover the secrets that lie beneath the city’s old stone streets
  • Shiver with fear in the haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults
  • Savor a dram of Scotch whisky in the eerie Megget’s Cellar
What to Expect
Greet your guide and group by St. Giles' Cathedral and set off to explore Edinburgh’s atmospheric Old Town. As you stroll through the evening streets, savor gory tales of times long past: legends of the city’s ghosts, ghouls, and witches, plus savage stories of tortures, murders, and burnings. Learn about the Edinburgh Mob riots and then brave the underbelly of the city: the infamous Blair Street Underground Vaults. Deep below Edinburgh’s tranquil streets, ghosts including Jack, Mr. Boots, and the sinisterly named Watcher are said to roam. Finish your tour in Megget’s Cellar. A glass of local whisky should soothe jangled nerves before you travel back to your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Mercat Cross, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
Duration
2h
Return Details
28 Blair St, Edinburgh EH1 1QR, UK
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Mercat Cross
  • Entry/Admission - Mercat Tours
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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Additional Info
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children must be 5 and older
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Lindsey M wrote a review Mar 2020
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Our tour was extremely fun and thrilling. A nice balance of history and ghost stories to introduce any new comers to Edinburgh. Traveling down into the vaults was an experience I will always remember. History is literally buried deep beneath the modern-day city streets.
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Edinburgh Old Town Evening Tour, Including Blair Street Underground and Dram of Whisky at Megget's Cellar
Responded 17 Mar 2020
Hi Lindsey, We're glad that we could be a part of this memorable experience with you. The vaults really are such a unique place. All the best and thanks for visiting with us, Kim
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Stephen Y wrote a review Mar 2020
Rhyl, United Kingdom15 contributions11 helpful votes
With Naomi as our guide on this evening of entertaining but horrible histories of Edinburgh through the ages, we had a great time. Your guide really gets into the spirit of building the drama, quietly drawing you in and then ghoulish cries to add to the fun. Exploring beneath
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Edinburgh Old Town Evening Tour, Including Blair Street Underground and Dram of Whisky at Megget's Cellar
Responded 13 Mar 2020
Hi Stephen, Thank you very much for the lovely review. We know that our guides have a passion for what they do and give 100% every day. It means a lot to have it noticed. We're glad you loved the tour and that we could be a part of your experience! All the best, Kim
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Laura H wrote a review Mar 2020
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We weren’t sure if we made a mistake booking a walking tour at night with the weather forecast calling for snow. I can tell you that it only enhanced our experience. Our tour guide Alex was informative, interactive and of course entertaining. The tour takes you through a few
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Edinburgh Old Town Evening Tour, Including Blair Street Underground and Dram of Whisky at Megget's Cellar
Responded 5 Mar 2020
Hi Laura, We're so happy that the weather only heightened your experience with us. We read all of our reviews and always love to hear that our visitors have had a good time. All the best and thanks for choosing Mercat, Kim
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Karen H wrote a review Feb 2020
Edgware, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
An interesting couple of hours exploring Edinburgh at night. Helena was our guide and she was friendly, animated and amusing. The dram of whiskey at the end was very welcome. Make sure you wear comfy shoes and wrap up warm.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Responded 5 Mar 2020
Hi Edgwar, Delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. Thanks for your kind words and the 5-stars. All the best, Kim
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Nina wrote a review Feb 2020
The Hague, The Netherlands2 contributions
Fred was our guide and she was very entertaining. We had a great time. The tour was exciting, but not to scary and very informative.
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Edinburgh Old Town Evening Tour, Including Blair Street Underground and Dram of Whisky at Megget's Cellar
Responded 5 Mar 2020
Hi Nien, Thanks for the lovely words about Fred. We're really glad that you enjoyed your time with us. All the best, Kim
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About the operator

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Underground ghostly vaults tour
Had an outstanding tour of the old haunted vaults with our guide, James Douglas. James took us on a journey at stre
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juliuss287
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Great tame eve!
Great tour! Our guide James Douglas was an amazing entertainer. We had a great time, saw cool places, heard spookey
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Abbylogan180304
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Vaults tour and guide
The vaults tour was amazing!! Our tour guide , John was amazing!! You wouldn’t think it was his first solo tour! Wi
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BetsyS263
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Great Customer Service!!! Definitely Book Again
Great Customer Service!!! We were looking forward to a trip to Edinburgh this summer. I love the city, having been
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sarahbtraveling
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Outstanding customer service and top-notch concept
Our tour was very unfortunately canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. We had very much been looking forward to
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janssc
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Helpful and friendly
They were very proactive and helpful about the cancellation from Covid-19. They gave me a refund and were very nic
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garybM6272QD
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Fantastic Customer Services
My wife and I had our trip to Edinburgh cancelled recently to the lockdown. We were gutted not to be able to visit
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Expedition623041
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COVID STOPPED MY TOUR - FOR NOW - BUT EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE
Due to COVID, Kat went above and beyond to reschedule me 3 TIMES and then arrange me a private tour! Who does that?
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Rmoncayo
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Great customer service
Like many people I unfortunately had to cancel my trip to Scotland for May and my tour planned with Mercat. Of all
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lemursaucea
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Prompt Customer Service
I had an underground vault tour scheduled for this upcoming July (2020). Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandem
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DemiiTravels
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Amazing experience
A Scottish friend recommended the underground tours to my friend and I so we decided to give it a go! We had a grea
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Pandemic cancellation
We were scheduled to go on a tour of Edinburgh Castle through Mercat tours. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, th
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scorpiomichael
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Excellent Customer Service
Our trip from NZ to the UK was postponed 12 months by the Covid19 situation. Mercat Tours was so well organised the
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Mercat Tour Extraordinary Customer Service
Our trip to Edinburgh at the end of April 2020 was cancelled due to COVID-19. Mercat Tours was very understanding a
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Amazing customer service
Mercat Tours is having a difficult time now, but they contacted me pro active to announce that they will be closed
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  • Duration: 2h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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