Ghost Tours

Doomed, Dead & Buried

About this 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.

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.

In Summary

  • Explore the Blair Street Underground Vaults and the Canongate graveyard
  • Hear of infamous murderers and cursed souls
  • Delve into the terror of the city’s gruesome past
  • Enjoy an Edinburgh ghost tour in a small group
  • We do not sell children’s tickets for this tour as this is not our most child-friendly tour
  • Tickets are limited. Book in advance for the best ticket price & to guarantee your place on your tour

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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Dates & times

April - October: 19:30, 20:30

November - March: 19:30 daily

 


Tickets are always limited. 
Book online in advance for the best ticket price.

 

Duration

  • 1 hours 45 minutes

Tour location

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

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In Summary

  • Explore the Blair Street Underground Vaults and the Canongate graveyard
  • Hear of infamous murderers and cursed souls
  • Delve into the terror of the city’s gruesome past
  • Enjoy an Edinburgh ghost tour in a small group
  • We do not sell children’s tickets for this tour as this is not our most child-friendly tour
  • Tickets are limited. Book in advance for the best ticket price & to guarantee your place on your tour

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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