Mercat tour

Spirits of Halloween

In Summary

  • Take a chilling look at Edinburgh’s ghostly past on this ghost tour
  • Explore the Blair Street Underground Vaults, with extra surprises for Halloween
  • Recover in our candlelit cellar with a complimentary dram of single malt whisky or soft drink
  • Check our COVID-19 measures - we'll ensure you will be safe, and feel safe on tour

About this tour

Raise the spirits of Halloween with a ghost tour of Edinburgh’s secluded closes and wynds, before venturing into the haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults. Recover in our exclusive cellar with a reviving dram to calm the nerves.

Edinburgh’s crowds have always had a grisly side. On this walking tour, you’ll tread the medieval closes of Edinburgh’s Old Town, as your expert Storyteller leads you through a world that once thrived on blood, guts and gore.

Down into the vaults, deep into the spirit world

The Blair Street Underground Vaults come alive at Halloween – mysteriously cobwebbed, candlelit, and flickering with menace. Stay close to your Storyteller as the darkness deepens: there’s no telling what hides in the shadows.

Emerging from your tour into the warmth of Megget’s cellar, you’ll rest for a moment with a glass of refreshing spirits, listening to the final tales of Edinburgh’s haunted past. 

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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Tours details

Dates & times

Friday 29th, Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st October.
Departs 715pm 

Complimentary drink included

 

Children over 5 years old are welcome – but you’ll need to judge if they’re up to it!

 

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.

Duration

  • 2 hours

Tour location

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

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