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About this tour

Spirits to fear and spirits to cheer…

It’s really no surprise we’ve such a haunting legacy lingering upon our town…

From bloody plots that led to treason and torture; to secret lives that lead to tormented souls. You’ll explore the closes where the ghosts still cling to the ancient sites and hear the tales of our past and people.

Descend to our infamous Blair Street Underground Vaults which, like our city, hide dark tales of dark deeds which we’ll share as candles flicker in the shadows…

With a welcome glass, you will recline and relax in our candle-lit Megget’s Cellar as local whisky specialists from The Royal McGregor, introduce you to the fascinating story of Scotch whisky. You will be immersed in the flavours, aromas and legacy of our most famous export and steady your nerves.

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Things you need to know

Book this tour if you'd like...

  • Be enthralled by our sinister and unsavoury past exploring the shadowy closes of the Old Town
  • Experience the famous haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults of Edinburgh by candle-light
  • Relish a fine malt whisky and learn the story of your dram

Tour times


2 hours

Where your tour starts

Start: Mercat Cross, High Street

Finish: Megget's Cellar, Blair Street, off Hunter's Square

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Trust Mercat to show you a side of Edinburgh others don’t see. We have 5 stars and a 91% rating from VisitScotland. We’re also one of the top 11 attractions in Scotland. Our Awards