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Edinburgh Night Walking Including Underground Vaults provided by Mercat Tours

Edinburgh Night Walking Including Underground Vaults

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Overview
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.
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You'll start at
Mercat Cross
High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UKYou will see staff wearing black and orange clothing and lanyard as well as a Mercat umbrella.
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  • 1
    Mercat Cross
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Pass by St Giles' Cathedral
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    Parliament House
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Pass by Royal Mile
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    Mercat Tours
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
28 Blair St
28 Blair St, Edinburgh EH1 1QR, UKThis tour ends at the Blair Street Vaults
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Highlights
  • 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 
What to Expect
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 Blair Street Vaults museum.   
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Important Information
Departure Point
Mercat Cross, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
Duration
1h
Return Details
28 Blair St, Edinburgh EH1 1QR, UK
Inclusions
  • Edinburgh late-night ghost walking tour
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Mercat Tours
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Tim K wrote a review Mar. 2020
26 contributions4 helpful votes
Thoroughly enjoyed this evening. The two guides bounced off one another like a true double act. Their contrasting styles, one loud, one quiet, worked a treat.
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Edinburgh Night Walking Including Underground Vaults
Responded 18 Mar. 2020
Hi Tim, It sounds like the guides made a great duo! We're really happy to hear that and that you enjoyed your time with us. All the best and thanks for choosing Mercat, Kim
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Brittany Niro wrote a review Mar. 2020
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania1 contribution
Booked this tour last minute and we absolutely loved it! Karis was our tour guide and she was amazing! She really drew us in with her storytelling and made our experience one of a kind. The size of the group was perfect. We will definitely be trying another Mercat Tour on our
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Edinburgh Night Walking Including Underground Vaults
Responded 5 Mar. 2020
Hi Brittany, Thanks for your kind words. We're so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us and our guide Karis! All the best and hold onto your tickets for a £2 discount on your return. All the best, Kim
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Anastasia P wrote a review Mar. 2020
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Me and my partner went for the tour at 22:00 and it was brilliant! Alex (our guide) was lovely and you could tell that he was really passionate and enjoying what he was doing. It was a very good experience and very educational! We absolutely loved learning more about Edinburgh
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Edinburgh Night Walking Including Underground Vaults
Responded 5 Mar. 2020
Hi Spoppadom, Oh no. You know what they say, time flies when you're having fun! But we're so happy that you enjoyed your time with us and our guide Alex. All the best and thanks for choosing Mercat, Kim
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curly_geek wrote a review Mar. 2020
birmingham123 contributions137 helpful votes
Our guide was Hess and she was excellent. We started with an overground walking tour; Hess told stories about torture, ghost and plague. We then went down into the vaults which were fascinating (and of course spooky). Hess' theatrical style made it all really entertaining.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Edinburgh Night Walking Including Underground Vaults
Responded 4 Mar. 2020
Hi Curly_Geek, Thanks for your kind words about Hes! We really appreciate it and are so happy to know that you enjoyed your tour with us. Very glad we could earn your recommendation. All the best, Kim
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TheTeaQueen wrote a review Mar. 2020
Liverpool, United Kingdom16 contributions5 helpful votes
Jenny was our tour guide and she was brilliant. We got to hear all the gory things that happened in the exact spots she took us to above ground. Then down in to the vaults which was creepy and definitely haunted.
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Edinburgh Night Walking Including Underground Vaults
Responded 4 Mar. 2020
Hi TheTea, So happy that you enjoyed our tour with Jenny. We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. All the best, Kim
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Fantastic Customer Services
My wife and I had our trip to Edinburgh cancelled recently to the lockdown. We were gutted not to be able to visit
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COVID STOPPED MY TOUR - FOR NOW - BUT EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE
Due to COVID, Kat went above and beyond to reschedule me 3 TIMES and then arrange me a private tour! Who does that?
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Great customer service
Like many people I unfortunately had to cancel my trip to Scotland for May and my tour planned with Mercat. Of all
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Prompt Customer Service
I had an underground vault tour scheduled for this upcoming July (2020). Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandem
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Amazing experience
A Scottish friend recommended the underground tours to my friend and I so we decided to give it a go! We had a grea
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Pandemic cancellation
We were scheduled to go on a tour of Edinburgh Castle through Mercat tours. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, th
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Our trip from NZ to the UK was postponed 12 months by the Covid19 situation. Mercat Tours was so well organised the
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Our trip to Edinburgh at the end of April 2020 was cancelled due to COVID-19. Mercat Tours was very understanding a
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Amazing customer service
Mercat Tours is having a difficult time now, but they contacted me pro active to announce that they will be closed
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Extremely helpful
We had a short break booked in Edinburgh in May and had to postpone our visit due to lock down. This meant liaisin
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ghostly underground
I went on a historic underground tour of the vaults with underhay with Jade and Carla and some residents and it w
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Great customer service for Covid-19 cancellation
We were so excited to go on our historic underground tour this upcoming May, but unfortunately had to cancel our tr
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Great customer service!
We had a tour booked for May that was cancelled due to the Coronavirus situation. I emailed and enquired about our
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Cancelled Trip but Great Customer Service
Our tour was to happen in May 2020 but due to COVID19 this couldn't happen and all our plans were cancelled. We had
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Great customer service
Booked this tour for May and because of Corvid our entire trip was cancelled. Kit could not have been nicer about a
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  • Duration: 1h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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