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Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour in Edinburgh

  • 1.5-hour tour of the Blair Street underground vaults in Edinburgh
  • Ideal for those intrigued by the paranormal, this spooky tour is sure to scare
  • Listen to gruesome tales of torture, murder and body snatching delivered by a master storyteller
Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour in Edinburgh
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The daytime tour of our haunted vaults - because things don't only go bump in the night.
GU 3pm
The daytime tour of our haunted vaults - because things don't only go bump in the night.
GU 1pm
The daytime tour of our haunted vaults - because things don't only go bump in the night

Ideal for those fascinated by the supernatural, this 1.5-hour tour of Edinburgh’s underground vaults is sure to make your spine tingle. With a ghoulish guide, you’ll descend into the darkened depths of the Blair Street Vaults and hear vivid retellings of torture, murder and body snatching. Abandon thoughts of manufactured frights and prepare to experience the sinister side of Edinburgh on this small-group tour.

What to Expect

At an afternoon departure time to suit your schedule, you’ll greet your guide on the High Street, beside St. Giles High Kirk. Following your cloaked guide, you’ll weave your wicked way through the shadow-shrouded streets of Edinburgh’s Old Tower and gain insight into Edinburgh’s dark history.

After the spooky scene has been established, descend to the vaults beneath Blair Street and feel a morbid chill permeate the air. Tentatively wander through darkened passages and hear gruesome tales of torture, murder and bodysnatching.

Ghost stories galore, you’ll be sensitive to a cold breath on the back of your neck and the flicker of a candle in the distance. After 1.5 hours of exploration, return to daylight and bid your guide farewell.

Reviews (227)
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Well-told stories

Seeing the vaults themselves was an excellent experience, but it was made all the more special by our guide Sam - his vivid, enthralling, occasionally unsettling, recounting brought to life tales of Edinburgh’s grizzly past.

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Reviewed 4 days ago
Ghosts and fish oil

It was a fun tour and our guide was very amusing with some gruesome history,ghosts and the sad but true stories of the poor people living and working in the vaults. The fish oil was the only light these people had to see by and...More

Thank Clareliz2014
MercatToursLtd, Manager at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Clareliz2014, thanks for taking the time to review your tour. We pride ourselves in bringing the facts and history to life so everyone has the chance to think and appreciate how people used to live in Edinburgh. Glad you enjoyed your tour with us...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Very insightful and Well Done Tour!

Me and my wife took the tour last night and it was a fantastic tour! Stories they all told where actuate and done in great detail. Vaults where really creepy and it was a very insightful tour that showed how people lived back then down...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Not for the faint of heart--in a very good way!

I'd been meaning to take this tour of the vaults for years and finally did it a few weeks ago. It was part of a research trip for me and I mentioned this to our guide, who was lovely and super helpful with extra information....More

Thank DeAnna Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great afternoon. Our guide, Lydia, was funny and informative. Would definitely recommend Mercat Tours!!

Thank JoH1971
MercatToursLtd, Manager at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi JoH1971, thanks for sending us your review. I will certainly make sure Lydia receives your kind words. Kind regards, Fiona

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Ronald L
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Response from Becky M | Reviewed this property |
This is a tour of the vaults so its mostly spooky stories about the vaults and a walk through it, not daily life in the city.