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Greet your guide and group by St. Giles' Cathedral and set off to explore Edinburgh’s atmospheric Old Town. As you stroll through the evening streets, savor gory tales of times long past: legends of the city’s ghosts, ghouls, and witches, plus savage stories of tortures, murders, and burnings.

Learn about the Edinburgh Mob riots and then brave the underbelly of the city: the infamous Blair Street Underground Vaults. Deep below Edinburgh’s tranquil streets, ghosts including Jack, Mr. Boots, and the sinisterly named Watcher are said to roam. Finish your tour in Megget’s Cellar. A glass of local whisky should soothe jangled nerves before you travel back to your hotel.

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Overview

Fans of the paranormal will be thrilled by this evening ghost tour of Edinburgh, one of the UK’s most haunted cities. Your storyteller-guide will transport you into a murky past replete with witchcraft, torture, and murder. Venture into the eerie Blair Street Underground Vaults, enjoy a whisky in creepy Megget’s Cellar, and learn the city’s dark history from an expert.

Highlights
  • Explore Edinburgh’s grim and ghoulish history with a storyteller-guide
  • Uncover the secrets that lie beneath the city’s old stone streets
  • Shiver with fear in the haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults
  • Savor a dram of Scotch whisky in the eerie Megget’s Cellar
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
The Mercat Ghost Tour

This was one of the first activities that I did in Edinburgh and I'm glad it was because it was a great time. Perfect for those who like scary stories and atmosphere, our guide Ana was wonderful and the whole tour was interesting. I myself...More

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 2 days ago
Awesome and full of fun

Our tour guide Ana was excellent! There are so many haunted stories to tell throughout the city. The underground vault was a great visit. Finishing with a whisky was a clever arrangement.

Thank Kwun Y
Reviewed 2 days ago
Awesome and thoroughly enjoyable!

This is one tour which leave an unforgettable print in your mind. Not only was it awesome, it was thoroughly enjoyable! We initially wanted to book the later slot at 11 pm but it was all sold out. Still, we had an amazing time with...More

Thank kyr008
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Freaking Awesome!

Ella was fantastic. We loved it and so did our 11 year old daughter. 'Freaking awesome' she exclaimed. It was a fab tour and Ella made it all the better. Her knowledge, understanding and pure love for what she does made our tour all the...More

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 1 week ago
Awesome night out and got to see the city from a different view

Steve you made our night! We had no idea what to expect. From the moment we connected with Steve our group leader. He took you back in history. The whole tour and experience was great and it added to the whole experience of Edinburgh! Highly...More

2  Thank Julian O
MercatToursLtd, Manager at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Julian Thank you for taking the time to recommend us! Delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your tour with Steve, I will be sure to pass on your feedback. Take care Shirley

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Debbie R
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Hi, it was at least an hr in the underground and above ground another hour i believe. Was an excellent tour
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