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Mercat Tours - Raising the Dead

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October — November

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Discover the Blair Street Underground Vaults at Halloween, with access no other tour company can offer. Then tread carefully to the Canongate graveyard, among the restless spirits of the dead.

The feeble candlelight is little comfort against the gloom of Halloween in the Blair Street Underground Vaults. Experience Edinburgh’s most haunted site at the most haunted time of year: you may see a figure in the shadows, feel a chill breath on the back of the neck, a thin draught in a deserted passage. And all the while, your expert Mercat guide, in full Halloween costume, will spin wild and haunting tales of Edinburgh’s past – all of them true.

Cannibals. Murderers. Body snatchers.

Emerging from the vaults, you’ll pace the dark streets to the Canongate graveyard. Buried there, somewhere among the city’s most famous residents, is James Douglas, 3rd Marquess of Queensbury – the dreaded cannibal of Canongate. Watch out for the unexpected, for nothing truly rests at this fitful time of year.  

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Mercat Tours
28 Blair Street
Edinburgh Edinburgh & The Lothians Edinburgh - City Centre
Private Small Group (1-16)
City Ghosts and Supernatural History Outdoor Activities Walking

Tour prices


  • £25 Per Adult
  • £23 Concession
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Daily 9am to 10pm

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