Mercat Tours: Doomed, Dead & Buried (adults-only)
Explore the haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults with access no other tour company can offer, then head to the Canongate graveyard, where the spirits of the dead await.
It might be something to do with the change in temperature. Or the perpetual darkness. Or the ever smaller rooms, stretching beyond the weak beam of a torch. Whatever the reason, there’s something unsettling about the Blair Street Underground Vaults – and your expert Mercat guide will reveal the troubling tales on this evening walking tour.
Cannibals. Body snatchers. Deals with the Devil. And that’s before we head underground.
A walk along dim streets to the Canongate graveyard will bring you to the resting place of the city’s most famous figures:
Adam Smith, the father of economics; David Rizzio, confidant of Mary Queen of Scots; and James Douglas, 3rd Marquess of Queensberry – the infamous cannibal of the Canongate.
On this ghost tour you’ll enjoy plenty of tales of dastardly deeds and ghostly sightings in the atmospheric locations.
Explore the Blair Street Underground Vaults and the Canongate graveyard.
Hear of infamous murderers and cursed souls.
Experience terror of the city’s gruesome past
Small groups mean tickets are limited. Book in advance for the best price & to guarantee your place.
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