In Summary

  • Uncover the sinister side of Halloween in Edinburgh’s Old Town
  • Experience the Blair Street Underground Vaults at their most haunted
  • Learn about murderers, prostitutes and torturers
  • This tour explores dark content for adults only, 18+
  • Check our COVID-19 measures - we'll ensure you will be safe, and feel safe on tour

About this tour

This Halloween ghost tour is not for the faint-hearted, taking you on a strictly adults-only journey through Edinburgh's ghouslish underworld that's guaranteed to make your flesh crawl.

Treason. Torture. Blood and gore. No story is off-limits – you will hear it all. And if the horrifying stories from Edinburgh’s ghastly past don’t chill your blood, your brush with the city’s ghostly present surely will.

Deep into Edinburgh's haunted vaults

The tour starts after dark in the heart of the Old Town, where your expert guide – in Halloween costume – will lead you through the narrow closes and wynds of the atmospheric Royal Mile. Then it’s down into the haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults for an unforgettable, spine-chilling, Halloween experience. This is truly the city’s dark underbelly. A labyrinth of gloomy candle-lit tunnels and chambers once home to the city’s thieves, prostitutes and body snatchers – and now a place where their restless souls are said to reside.

Please Note: To give a fully immersive experience, we'll provide a personal audio device. Your Storyteller will use a headset with microphone to ensure you hear every word in the hush of Edinburgh's haunted Old Town. Please do bring your own headphones/earphones - it's a standard 3.5mm audio jack.

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Tour details

Dates & times

Friday 29th, Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st October.


These are dark, underground tours; please don’t drink alcohol beforehand.


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.


  • 1 hours

Tour location

  • Start point: Mercat Cross, High Street
  • End point: Blair Street Underground Vaults, Blair Street, off Hunter's Square

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Haunted Halloween

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