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Your tour begins in central Edinburgh, where you’ll greet your guide and wind your way through the backstreets of the Old Town. Listen to tales of supernatural history, documented hauntings, and ghostly apparitions, and visit sites of hangings and reported paranormal activity.

After, descend into the 18th-century Blair Street vaults to embark on a candlelit tour of the subterranean caverns. Stroll beneath the stone arches and discover the spot on which poltergeists and spirits have appeared.

Your tour concludes in the vaults’ museum.   

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Edinburgh’s dark and mysterious Old Town is best explored at night, when the cloak of darkness adds a chilling atmosphere. Discover the sinister side of Scotland's capital on this ghost tour, designed for travelers interested in the paranormal. Listen to immersive tales of treason and torture from your guide, and embark on a candlelit tour of the 18th-century Blair Street vaults, usually inaccessible to the general public.
  • Delve into Edinburgh's history on a walking tour of the Old Town 
  • Descend to the Blair Street vaults, only accessible with a tour guide 
  • A great choice for travelers interested in dark history and the paranormal
  • The tour's evening time slot adds atmosphere to the experience 
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent tour

The weekend past we done the 8pm vault tour with a wonderful guide Artemis. She was so knowledgeable and funny and was well educated on the aspects of the tour. Our first time visiting Edinburgh and will definitely be back and the tours by these...More

2  Thank Destination531207
Reviewed 1 week ago
The vaults

We did this at nine thirty at night. A good historic walk, with a good guide, got right into the spirit of things. Shame we had a few people on it that had had one to many to drink, spoilt tbd atmosphere a little.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Ok but would not go again

We had Mark as our tour guide and his story telling was very good and he had some funny stories in parts. To begin with we walked a little bit around Edinburgh some of the stories were interesting but were not about ghosts just general...More

1  Thank David Y
MercatToursLtd, Manager at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi David, sorry to hear the tour was not for you! All the best, Jean

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Terrific fun, not too scary

My husband and I had a fun time on the tour. It was very entertaining, though there were several other tours happening the same time as ours. The guide was a great story teller and the vaults were very interesting. The glowing exit signs kind...More

1  Thank Elaine K
MercatToursLtd, Manager at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Elaine, thank you for sending us your review. We take all feedback constructively to ensure we are offering a good customer experience. Sometimes the vaults can be disorientating and we need to keep the exit signs - in the dark you can be thankful...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Night tour plus the Vaults

We took the tour with Steve, who had great passion and enthusiasm, but at the same time was harder to understand as he tended to slur when he spoke so fast. The tour started off with a few interesting stories, but really kicked off in...More

Thank George D
MercatToursLtd, Manager at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi George, we take all feedback constructively to ensure we are offering a good customer experience so thank you for taking the time to write to us. We also offer tours that focus on history rather than the darker side so perhaps this would be...More

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6 August 2018|
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Hi. Is this open October 25
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