Ghost Tours

Doomed, Dead & Buried

In Summary

  • Explore the Blair Street Underground Vaults and the Canongate graveyard
  • Hear of infamous murderers and cursed souls
  • Experience terror of the city’s gruesome past
  • Small groups mean tickets are limited. Book in advance for the best price & to guarantee your place 
  • Choosing Mercat is 'Good for you, Good for Edinburgh' - our team, community and environment

About this tour

Edinburgh ghost tour

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.

Explore underground

Cannibals. Body snatchers.
Deals with the Devil.
And that’s before we head underground.

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, confidant 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.

Customer review

"We absolutely loved this tour! It’s a great way to see the city, get some history and have a few laughs and scares along the way!"

Rebekah, Facebook

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Tours details

Dates & times

Time: 19:30, 20:30

 

Private group bookings

Reconnect with friends and family on a tour just for you.  Book online now, or if you'd like we're happy to help on email info@mercattours.com

 

Everyone has a warm welcome from us at the Mercat Cross.  Read more about how we look after you and what to expect on tour on our Accessibility page and Euan's Guide Review.

 

Check how we make sure you will be safe and feel safe on tour

 

Remember – over 18s only on this tour.

These are dark, late night tours; please don’t drink any alcohol before you arrive.

Duration

  • 1 hours 45 minutes

Tour location

  • Start point: Mercat Cross, High Street
  • End point: Canongate Graveyard

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Customer review

"We absolutely loved this tour! It’s a great way to see the city, get some history and have a few laughs and scares along the way!"

Rebekah, Facebook

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