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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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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.   

Reviews (248)
1 - 5 of 81 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Very good

Very good fun and informative session. Guide was very involved and had a lot of fun. Vaults were very cool to see, although you only get to see a few rooms. Worth it if youre looking for something to do one evening.

Thank flinty06
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Don’t bother

We were really looking forward to this tour and learning about a bit of history of Edinburgh and the vaults, but our guide just was telling us stories and explaining about what the plague was for a majority of the tour, the acting of trying...More

1  Thank BSL-Bev
MercatToursLtd, Visitor Services at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi, Thank you for your feedback. Very sorry for your experience but if possible I'd like to chat about it some more. Could you let us know which tour you've been on exactly? None of our tours talks a lot about plague so we would...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Must do!

So glad I convinced my friend to go to this tour! It was really informative from a historical point of view and the vaults were fascinating to discover. Though the whole tour was really well put together, our favourite part was hands down our guide,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Călina M
MercatToursLtd, Manager at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review, delighted that you enjoyed it so much. Our guides try and balance the tour between the Vaults and the outside world- many people are very keen to get underground quickly. We're pleased that you enjoyed it though you would have liked...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Definitely worthwhile!

While the tour itself was great, what really made it for us was our amazing tour guide Edgar. He managed to get the whole group to interact with each other, while entertaining and terrifying us at the same time. He could 100% get into comedy/acting,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank EllenCorr
MercatToursLtd, Manager at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review Ellen, we'll be sure to pass your comments onto Edgar. Our team of storytellers are all about creating atmosphere- as you say no jump scares required. Tania

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great Tour

Definitely recommend this tour, our guide Ana was excellent and very informative. The cost is very reasonable and really enjoyed ourselves and would do it again when back in Edinburgh:-)).

Thank paulcG1246IO
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6 August 2018|
Response from Curiosity3434 |
Hi. Is this open October 25