Images from Canongate Kirkyard
Edinburgh © Mercat Tours

Doomed, Dead & Buried

From £16 PER ADULT

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January — December

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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.

Torture. Murder. Hangings. And that’s just what went on in the vaults.

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, the lover 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.

Contact details

Mercat Tours
28 Blair Street
Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH1 1QR
Starting
Edinburg Edinburgh Edinburgh & The Lothians Edinburgh - City Centre
Length
2h
Hours
Transport
Walking
Type
Medium Group (17-30) Private
Languages
English
Themes
City Ghosts and Supernatural History Outdoor Activities Walking Walking/Hiking

Tour prices

From

  • £16 Per adult
  • £9 Per child
  • £14 Concession
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Prices are subject to change depending on season

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Tour company information

Mercat Tours

Mercat Tours are the original five-star history and ghost tour company in Edinburgh. Established over 32 years ago, our accredited guides bring Edinburgh’s stories to life every day. We explore Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the National Museum of Scotland and our Blair Street Underground Vaults. We offer Edinburgh experiences in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. With guaranteed departures on our small group tours.

Opening Times

Daily 9am to 10pm

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