Ghost Tours

Hidden & Haunted (Private)

About this tour

Ghost tour

What better way to explore Edinburgh’s ominous wynds and closes after darkness has descended on the city, than with our chilling Hidden & Haunted private tour?

Strictly for those who are 18 years and older, this guided walking tour is not suitable for daylight, nor the faint-hearted.

From sinister misdeeds, to violent punishments and fatal consequences, our disturbing retelling of Edinburgh’s dark and gruesome history will take you through the quieter, creepier corners of Old Town, before descending into the hair-raising Blair Street Underground Vaults.

Your private group will learn of mischievous plots and troublesome conspiracies, many of which spiralled into treason, torture and cold-blooded murder.

There’s much you don’t know about Edinburgh’s hidden and haunted past

By torch and candlelight, your expert storyteller will paint a vivid picture of the seedy underbelly that was once Edinburgh’s Old Town, and immerse you in the experience of what it was like to live in squalor, hiding in the shadows and fearing for your life.

Our storytellers are so well-versed in the dark history of Scotland’s capital, that you’ll start to believe you’ve been transported back to Edinburgh’s gloomy past.

Perhaps what you’ll find scariest of all, is the fact that these are all true stories. Is it just me, or did it just get a little colder and darker?

In Summary

  • Discover the sinister side of Edinburgh’s Old Town, with a dedicated guide for your private group
  • Hear about the murderers, ladies of ill repute and torturers that make Edinburgh’s history so morbidly fascinating
  • All members of your private group must be aged 18 or older
  • Check our COVID-19 measures - we'll ensure you will be safe, and feel safe on tour

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 Accesibility page and Euan's Guide Review.

 

Customer review

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

Christie, Google

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Dates & times

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

 

Over 18s only on this tour.

 

Please don’t drink any alcohol before you arrive.

 

Check our COVID-19 measures for peace of mind that we will ensure a safe tour for you and your group

Duration

  • 1 hours

Tour location

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

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In Summary

  • Discover the sinister side of Edinburgh’s Old Town, with a dedicated guide for your private group
  • Hear about the murderers, ladies of ill repute and torturers that make Edinburgh’s history so morbidly fascinating
  • All members of your private group must be aged 18 or older
  • Check our COVID-19 measures - we'll ensure you will be safe, and feel safe on tour

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 Accesibility page and Euan's Guide Review.

 

Customer review

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

Christie, Google

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