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Historical Tour

28 Blair Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 1QR

    Join this tour if you'd like... • To learn the dark and hidden stories of Edinburgh’s past – both of its people and of its places • To see the famous haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults of Edinburgh • A tour with gruesome torture and historical

    The dark past and its secrets...

    The tour 'Hidden Tales' will lead you through the dark and steep alleys of Edinburgh's Old Town, from the shadows of the imposing St. Giles Cathedral down in to the sinister and haunted vaults of the South Bridge. 

    You will learn of the „Edinburgh Mob“, the infamous torture loving citizens of Edinburgh – and you will learn of the plentiful torture they had to observe.  Below ground, in the South Bridge vaults, you will hear of the unusual history and use of this unique architectural structure, as well as some sinister tales of those thought to remain down there...

    Come be captivated by the most exciting stories of this historic city, and discover the dark and secretive side of old Edinburgh with Mercat Tours.  This is a largely historical tour, where we aim to give you a picture of some of the most intriguing incidents of Edinburgh’s past.

    Historical and Entertaining

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    High Season 6pm Thu-Sun; Low Season 6pm Fri & Sat
    1 Nov 2015 - 31 Mar 2016

    Tours guaranteed to run.
    Excluding 24th, 25th, 26th December.

    Ticket Information
    Adult £11.00 per ticket
    Concession £9.00 per ticket

    Concession applies to full time students and retired.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


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    • City Centre


    • On Public Transport Route
    • Paid Parking within easy distance
    • Public Parking Nearby

    Public Transport Directions

    This is a guided tour of the Royal Mile.

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