Mercat tour

Evening of Ghosts & Ghouls

In Summary

  • Delve into Old Town Edinburgh’s grim and ghostly past
  • Explore the Blair Street Underground Vaults as our expert storyteller shares gory details of dark Edinburgh history and folklore
  • Indulge in a dram of Dewar’s Scotch Whisky in our candlelit cellar, where you’ll hear more spine-chilling tales on this intimate Edinburgh ghost tour
  • Mercat exclusive audio devices - get immersed and lost in the stories...

 

About this tour

Edinburgh underground tour

The evening begins with a stroll through the dark closes and wynds of Old Town Edinburgh, before descending into the haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults. Finally, we’ll retire to a candlelit cellar for a dram of Scotch whisky and an intimate evening of ghostly storytelling. 

The air filled with cries and taunts, and a crowd of thousands baying for the blood of two men. Take your place as a member of the “Edinburgh mob”, which once surged in riot past the Mercat Cross (our meeting point for the evening).

Hear grisly tales of witchcraft, torture and restless spirits as you venture down medieval closes and descend into the haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults of Edinburgh on this ghost tour. Your cloaked Storyteller will lead you through the dimly lit caverns, recounting stories that you would swear are too horrific to be true – and yet, they all are.

A ghost tour to remember

Stories of blood, guts, and gore. And a whisky to warm the heart.

As night thickens, we’ll gather together in Megget’s cellar for a whisky – or a glass of lager or soft drink if you’re not fond of a dram. In the warmth of candlelight, your Storyteller will conjure more tales of Edinburgh’s ghoulish past, and the tortured souls that stalk the city’s streets.

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/earphone - it's a standard 3.5mm audio jack.

Customer review

"I cannot recommend it enough to anyone who enjoys the “darker” side of history. Our guide, Ana, really brought the stories to life — we didn’t just learn about these tales, it felt like we lived them! It has been the highlight of the trip"

Megan, Google

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Dates & times

Time: 19:15

 

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Details

  • Small groups mean tickets are limited – we recommend booking in advance to guarantee your place and get the best price
  • 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.
  • Check how we make sure you will be safe and feel safe on tour

Duration

  • 2 hours

Step Count

  • 900

Tour location

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

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Customer review

"I cannot recommend it enough to anyone who enjoys the “darker” side of history. Our guide, Ana, really brought the stories to life — we didn’t just learn about these tales, it felt like we lived them! It has been the highlight of the trip"

Megan, Google

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