A seasonal Halloween tour of Edinburgh’s most haunted vaults – this descent will take you eerily close to the spirit world.
Unsettling at the best of times, the vaults are even more so around All Hallow’s Eve: the feeble candlelight barely touching the darkness, a movement in the shadows, the cling of cobwebs on a goose pimpled arm.
Prepare for the fright
Visitors will meet at the Mercat Cross, where the city’s undead will have gathered. One of them will be the tour guide, dressed in full costume. First, visitors tread the quieter closes and wynds of Edinburgh’s Old Town, full of ghoulish tales.
And then move underground. Descending into the Blair Street Underground Vaults, visitors will hear of the city’s most sinister side: body snatchers, torture, murder, hangings. Listen hard enough in the dark silence of the vaults, and you may even hear a faint echo of a centuries-old scream.
Experience a Halloween ghost tour…
>Get up close to Edinburgh’s haunted past, at the spookiest time of year
>Explore the Blair Street Underground Vaults
>Learn about torturers, murderers, and witches