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Edinburgh: Underground Vaults Evening Ghost Tour with Whisky

Product ID: 14537
Edinburgh’s best and oldest ghost tour shows you the Old Town and the city’s underground vaults. Your cloaked guide will reveal the dark side of Edinburgh's history with passion, humor, and flair. Be ready for the unusual on this 2-hour adventure!
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Starting times 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM, 9:00 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy an entertaining look at Edinburgh’s ghoulish past
  • Hear dramatic stories about the city’s gruesome history
  • Descend into the famous haunted Blair Street underground vaults
Full description
Don’t miss out on this night tour of Edinburgh that takes you on an excursion into the city’s grim, grisly, and ghostly past. You’ll hear all about how Edinburgh’s ghoulish ancestors, the infamous Edinburgh mob reveled in blood, guts, and gore. You’ll also learn that there was plenty of this around, particularly at the Mercat Cross.

Your guide will tell you troubling but true tales about gruesome punishment and the unsettled spirits that roam the city, and providing tales of life and death in old Edinburgh. Some of the stories may be a bit close for comfort as you visit the shadowy places where the ghosts still cling to ancient sites.

You’ll descend into the famously haunted Blair Street underground vaults where the ghosts of Edinburgh's past still haunt the present day.

The ghoulish evening ends with a drink and further tales in an atmospheric tavern.
  • Full evening experience with a complimentary drink
  • Visit to the Edinburgh Underground Vaults

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Mercat Cross, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear
• For health and safety reasons, this tour is unable to allow children under 5 years of age on any underground tours
• Your choices of drink are whisky, glass of lager, or soft drink
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1839 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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This tour was brilliant and well worth the money. We met our tour guide Hes, who was absolutely amazing at the Mercat Cross and went on from there, it was interactive and informative, and equally creepy when you get in to the vaults. The tour is just the right length of time and the drink at the end is welcomed.

February 19, 2020

Had such a fun time on the tour, was very interesting to get some history of the city. All of the stories were delivered flawlessly by our guide, Alex. Couldn't have asked for a better performance throughout. He was also very considerate of some of our group which had trouble walking and always waited for them to start the next story.

January 12, 2020

We had a brilliant evening. Our guide Stephanie was fab. Glad we did the evening tour as it added to the atmosphere, being a chilly November evening. Vaults are very spooky and to finish off with a whisky and final tale at the end was a really nice touch thank you

November 4, 2019

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Mercat Tours

Product ID: 14537