Halloween

Halloween Underground

About this tour

A seasonal Halloween tour of Edinburgh’s most haunted vaults – this descent will take you eerily close to the spirit world.

Unsettling at the best of times, the vaults are even more so around All Hallow’s Eve: the feeble candlelight barely touching the darkness, a movement in the shadows, the cling of cobwebs on a goosepimpled arm.

Prepare for the fright

You’ll meet at the Mercat Cross, where the city’s undead will have gathered. One of them will be your tour guide, dressed in full costume. First you’ll tread the quieter closes and wynds of Edinburgh’s Old Town, full of ghoulish tales.

And then we move underground. Descending into the Blair Street Underground Vaults, you’ll hear of the city’s most sinister side: body snatchers, torture, murder, hangings. Listen hard enough in the dark silence of the vaults, and you may even hear a faint echo of a centuries-old scream. 

 

Want to enter our Halloween competition? Simply take a photo on your tour and share it using #MercatSpirit. It’s as easy as that! Terms of can be found on our competition page.

In Summary

  • Experience a Halloween ghost tour in the safety of daylight (almost)
  • Get up close to Edinburgh’s haunted past, at the spookiest time of year
  • Explore the Blair Street Underground Vaults
  • Learn about torturers, murderers, and witches 

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Dates & times

Thursday 31st, Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd.
Departs 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm & 7pm daily.

Additional tour times may be available depending on the day. Check our Daily Tour Timetable for more information. 

Children over 5 years old are welcome – but you’ll need to judge if they’re up to it!
You do need to be over 5 years old to join our tours.​

Duration

  • 1 hours 15 minutes

Tour location

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

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In Summary

  • Experience a Halloween ghost tour in the safety of daylight (almost)
  • Get up close to Edinburgh’s haunted past, at the spookiest time of year
  • Explore the Blair Street Underground Vaults
  • Learn about torturers, murderers, and witches 

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