Halloween

Raising the Dead

About this tour

Discover the Blair Street Underground Vaults at Halloween, with access no other tour company can offer. Then tread carefully to the Canongate graveyard, among the restless spirits of the dead.

The feeble candlelight is little comfort against the gloom of Halloween in the Blair Street Underground Vaults. Experience Edinburgh’s most haunted site at the most haunted time of year: you may see a figure in the shadows, feel a chill breath on the back of the neck, a thin draught in a deserted passage. And all the while, your expert Mercat guide, in full Halloween costume, will spin wild and haunting tales of Edinburgh’s past – all of them true.

Cannibals. Murderers. Body snatchers.

Emerging from the vaults, you’ll pace the dark streets to the Canongate graveyard. Buried there, somewhere among the city’s most famous residents, is James Douglas, 3rd Marquess of Queensbury – the dreaded cannibal of Canongate. Watch out for the unexpected, for nothing truly rests at this fitful time of year.  

 

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 can be found on our competition page.

In Summary

  • Spend Halloween in the Blair Street Underground Vaults and the Canongate graveyard
  • Hear of infamous murderers and cursed souls
  • Delve into the terror of Edinburgh’s past
  • Enjoy a personal tour in a small group

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Dates & times

Thursday 31st, Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd.
Departs 7.30pm, 8.30pm 

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 45 minutes

Tour location

  • Start point: Mercat Cross, High Street
  • End point: Canongate Graveyard

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In Summary

  • Spend Halloween in the Blair Street Underground Vaults and the Canongate graveyard
  • Hear of infamous murderers and cursed souls
  • Delve into the terror of Edinburgh’s past
  • Enjoy a personal tour in a small group

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