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Your evening begins at St. Giles High Kirk on High Street, where you meet your guide and set off on foot to explore the city.

The first stop is the Blair Street vaults, where you explore dark chambers and passageways and hear tales of cannibals, body snatchers, and restless souls.

Next, head to the Canongate Kirkyard cemetery, where you can watch for specters wandering the tombstones and listen to yet more ghostly history.

Your tour ends at Canongate graveyard.
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Mercat Tours
Delve into Edinburgh’s history on this ghost-themed night walking tour. Visit the Blair Street vaults and Canongate Kirkyard—two of the city’s most haunted destinations—while your costumed guide regales you with tales of torture, cannibalism, and witchery. Ideal for history buffs and those fascinated by the supernatural, this tour takes place under the cover of darkness to create an appropriately ghostly atmosphere.
  • Visit the Blair Street vaults and Canongate Kirkyard—two notoriously haunted spots
  • Learn about Edinburgh’s haunted history from a costumed guide
  • Enjoy a stroll through Old Town
  • Tour takes place at night for an appropriately ghostly atmosphere 
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Reviewed 6 days ago
Highly recommend

This tour was fantastic and informative. Our guide Simon, was knowledgeable and the stories he told were very interesting about Edinburgh’s past. The tour starts with an insight of Edinburgh from “the outside” and then we were taken down one of the closes before heading...More

1  Thank 194aliy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Ups and Downs

I would recommend doing a tour like this before any other tours in Edinburgh. Our tour was called "Doomed, dead and buried". One of my gripes was that the city information shared was a lot of the same we learned about on the Edinburgh walking...More

1  Thank jmagee1985
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Facinating and very informative

I did the doomed, dead and buried tour. We received a lot of information about the history of Edinburgh from witches to body snatchers, but what made the tour for me was the tour guide Sam, he added lots of theatre and fun which made...More

Thank rayvincent489
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fascinating, Well Done Tour

I took this tour in July 2018, and it was amazing. Our excellent tour guide was Artemis, who definitely knew her stuff. She took the time to give us plenty of details, made plenty of jokes, and in general provided a great experience. The tour...More

2  Thank travelfan1331
MercatToursLtd, Creative Development Manager at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review and the tips. We will pass your comments onto Artemis who I know will be really please to hear you enjoyed her balance of humour and history. We hope to see you again soon- remember your discount. Tania

Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile
Great experience made by Alun!

I was a bit skeptical that this would be an overdramatised and theatrical storytelling walk with little or no substance to Edinburgh’s history. We met our guide Alun at the meeting point and he immediately grabbed everyone’s attention and held it perfectly for the rest...More

Thank Mark D
MercatToursLtd, Manager at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Mark, thank you for taking the time to review your tour. At Mercat we’re all about the storytelling and historical facts and I’m glad this was reflected in your experience. I will make sure Alun receives your wonderful feedback and do remember you can...More

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Christine S
6 April 2018|
Response from Sue A | Reviewed this property |
hi Christine, yeah you do only about 4 rooms but it's worth it😊it's very spooky 😱
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