Storytelling In Edinburgh's Underground Vaults
Blair Street Underground Vaults © Mercat Tours

Ghostly Underground

From £13 PER ADULT

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January — December

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A daytime walking tour of Edinburgh’s haunted vaults – and we’re the only people with access. This tour is perfect for a peek into the city’s ghostly past because things don’t only go bump in the night.

The true history of the Blair Street Underground Vaults is terrifying enough – so abandon thoughts of manufactured frights and make-believe. The skill is in the storytelling: the vaults witnessed the deeds of mischief-makers and murderers, vagrants, and torturers. It’s one of Edinburgh’s most haunted sites, where restless spirits still tread.

Want to see Edinburgh’s haunted vaults? Explore them exclusively with Mercat Tours.

First, you’ll follow your cloaked Mercat guide through the shadowy closes of Edinburgh’s Old Town. These are dark streets untouched by daylight, filled with a strange silence, their damp walls carrying only the faintest echo of the crowds on the high street you’ve left behind.

With the scene set, you’ll descend into the depths of the city – and listen in horror to its dark and sinister side. Torture. Murder. Hangings. From body snatchers to the real-life Jekyll and Hyde, you’ll be gripped by the true tales that lie hidden beneath Edinburgh’s streets.

Watch out for a cold breath on the back of the neck, a whisper, a flicker – then silence. It’s all the more chilling for being absolutely real: there are no tricks or jump scares on our ghost tours.

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 Family Ghosts and Supernatural History Outdoor Activities Walking Walking/Hiking

Tour prices

From

  • £13 Per adult
  • £8 Per child
  • £11 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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