Storyteller Ghost Tour Guide
Canongate Kirkyard, Edinburgh © Mercat Tours

Mercat Tours - Doomed, Dead & Buried

From £23 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. You must be aged 18+ to participate in this tour.

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.

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Contact details

Mercat Tours
28 Blair Street
Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH1 1QR

Key facilities

Audio Loop Hearing Loop
Starting
Edinburgh Edinburgh & The Lothians Edinburgh - City Centre
Length
2
Hours
Transport
Walking
Type
Private Small Group (1-16)
Languages
English
Themes
City Ghosts and Supernatural History Outdoor Activities Walking Walking/Hiking

COVID-19 facilities

  • Advance booking essential
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Capacity limit
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment only
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to visitors & staff
  • One way system
  • Online booking only
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands

Tour prices

From

  • £23 Per Adult
  • £21 Concession
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Prices are subject to change depending on season

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Daily 9am to 10pm

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