27th August - We're Good to Go! We're ready to give you the warmest welcome back at the Mercat Cross. For now, guidelines mean we won't be leading tours into the Underground tours, times and Vaults...yet! We here to help on info@mercattours, get in touch anytime. Thanks for all your support and see you very soon, Kat and the Mercat Team

Ghost Tours

Hidden & Haunted

About this tour

Ghost tour

A chilling way to explore Edinburgh after dark. Strictly adult-only, this ghost tour is a short, sharp shock – your unsettling introduction to our capital’s unsavoury past.

These tales are not fit for the glare of daylight – or for telling to those under 18. Join us, and your guide will share true stories of sinister misdeeds and terrible consequences. Starting your walking tour above ground around the wynds and closes of the Old Town, you'll hear of bloody plots that led to treason and torture – as well as secret lives that led to horrific deaths and tormented souls.

Edinburgh's hidden past

Is it my imagination, or did it just get a little colder?

There’s definitely an unsettling feel to our city after dark – your expert Mercat guide will reveal troubled tales as you continue your walking tour as the light fades. Expect true stories of murder and hangings – all in the atmosphere of the closes and wynds of the Old Town.

Pick out evidence of life in the distant past – and perhaps more – lurking just beyond the faint beam of your guide’s torch.

In Summary

  • Uncover the sinister side of Edinburgh’s Old Town
  • Enjoy a personal ghost tour in a safe, small group
  • Learn about murderers, prostitutes and torturers
  • Tickets are limited. Book in advance for the best ticket price & to guarantee your place on your tour
  • Check our COVID-19 measures - we'll ensure you will be safe, and feel safe on tour

Customer review

"What an amazing addition to my trip to Edinburgh my Hidden and Haunted tour was!"

Christie, Google

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Tours details

Dates & times

Daily: 21:30, 22:00

 

COVID-19; For now, guidelines mean we won't be leading tours into the Underground Vaults...yet!  

 

If you'd like more information please call 0131 225 5445 or email info@mercattours.com

 

Private group bookings

Reconnect with friends and family on a tour just for you. Email info@mercattours.com and we'll take it from there.

 

Sorry – over 18s only on this tour.

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

 

Duration

  • 1 hours

Tour location

  • Start point: Mercat Cross, High Street
  • End point: Hunter Square

Need help booking?

Get in touch with us and one of our experts will be able to give you advice on our tours.

In Summary

  • Uncover the sinister side of Edinburgh’s Old Town
  • Enjoy a personal ghost tour in a safe, small group
  • Learn about murderers, prostitutes and torturers
  • Tickets are limited. Book in advance for the best ticket price & to guarantee your place on your tour
  • Check our COVID-19 measures - we'll ensure you will be safe, and feel safe on tour

Customer review

"What an amazing addition to my trip to Edinburgh my Hidden and Haunted tour was!"

Christie, Google

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