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Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour in Edinburgh

Highlights
  • 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
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Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour in Edinburgh
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GU 5pmMost Popular
The daytime tour of our haunted vaults - because things don't only go bump in the night.
US$16.90
GU 3pm
The daytime tour of our haunted vaults - because things don't only go bump in the night.
US$16.90
GU 1pm
The daytime tour of our haunted vaults - because things don't only go bump in the night
US$16.90
Overview

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.

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Reviewed yesterday
Ghost and Ghouls Tour

Well worth it. From intro to end, Edgar, our guide, painted a scary and interesting picture of Edinburgh in the 1600 & 1700s. Even as someone from Scotland I didn't know a lot about the detail and it was great to understand it further, but...More

Thank Kenneth R
Reviewed 2 days ago
Ghosts & Gouls with Jarhead... er, Jared

Jared, or as he jokingly called himself, Jarhead, was extremely entertaining and knowledgeable and shared some really interesting tidbits of haunted areas of Edinburgh. It was pretty cool heading down to the vaults and experiencing them. My first experience with Mercat Tours was in 1987...More

Thank BlushingEagle
MercatToursLtd, Manager at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Wow! This is wonderful feedback, 31 years later, you return after you first experienced a tour with us and we are still giving 'history a damn good telling' This time around you had the added experience of visiting a the Blair Street Underground Vaults which...More

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ghost and ghouls tour

We did the ghost and ghouls tour with Edga who was a wonderful guide, really got into his role. we had a fantastic time, learnt a lot. Really recommend this trip.

Thank labowering
MercatToursLtd, Manager at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your recommendation! Warm Regards Shirley

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ghostly Underground with Allun

I did the Ghostly Underground tour yesterday with my husband and two friends visiting from NY and everyone absolutely loved it. First, I'd like to say that Mercat Tours has amazing customer service. I had accidentally missed my tour on Friday as I thought I...More

Thank Veronica R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Great tour, great guide

Ruth was an amazing guide and made the tour very interesting and fun. It was very cool to access this hidden place in Edinburgh and hear all this historical and ghost stories. Highly recommended!

Thank Florian G
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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.
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