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About this tour


Not available over Halloween weekend - please see our exclusive Halloween Tours


The night begins with a tour of the darker closes and wynds of Edinburgh, before journeying into the haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults. Finally, we’ll retire to a candlelit cellar for a dram of whisky and an evening of storytelling. 

The air filled with cries and taunts, and a crowd of thousands baying for the blood of two men – snatched from their cells, lynched on a dyer’s pole.

Take your place as a member of the ‘Edinburgh mob’, which once surged in riot past the Mercat Cross. Hear grisly tales of witchcraft, torture and restless spirits as you venture down medieval closes and descend into the haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults. Your cloaked guide will lead you through the dimly lit caverns, filling the night with stories – all of them true.

Stories of blood, guts and gore. And a whisky to warm the heart.

As night thickens, we’ll gather in Megget’s cellar for a whisky – or a glass of lager or soft drink if you’re not fond of a dram. In the warmth of candlelight, your storyteller will conjure more tales of Edinburgh’s ghoulish past, and the tortured souls that stalk the city’s streets.

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*Family ticket covers 2 adults and 2 children between 5 - 15 years

*Concession tickets apply to seniors and students, with valid ID.

Your Edinburgh tour at a glance

Book this tour if you'd like to...

  • Take an informed, chilling look at Edinburgh’s ghostly past
  • Explore the Blair Street Underground Vaults with an expert storyteller
  • Recover with a dram of Dewar’s Scotch Whisky in our candlelit cellar

Time, length & age

Summer (April - October): 7.00pm & 8.00pm daily

Winter (November - March): 8.00pm daily

2 hour full evening experience, with complimentary drink

Children over five years of age are welcome – but you’ll need to judge if they’re up to it!

Meeting point and route

Start: Mercat Cross, High Street

Finish: Megget's Cellar, Blair Street, off Hunter's Square

award award

Trust Mercat to show you a side of Edinburgh others don’t see. We have 5 stars and a 91% rating from VisitScotland. We’re also one of the top 11 attractions in Scotland. Our Awards