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icon1 hour 45 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Edinburgh’s dark and desultory past means its streets are haunted by restless souls and wandering specters. This ghost tour—perfect for those fascinated by the supernatural—takes you to two of Edinburgh’s most haunted locations. Under the cloak of darkness, descend to the Blair Street vaults to explore a shadow-shrouded underground world. Visit Canongate Kirkyard, the final resting place of famous characters, and listen to gruesome tales of torture, cannibalism, and murder.
  • Ghost tour of two haunted Edinburgh locations
  • Ideal for those fascinated by history and hauntings
  • Descend to the subterranean vaults beneath Blair Street
  • Visit Canongate Kirkyard, the final resting place of famous Scottish personalities
  • Listen to commentary rife with tales of torture, cannibalism, and witchery
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Visit to Canongate Graveyard
Exclusive access to Blair Street Underground Vaults
Award-winning local storytellers
Small group experience
TourTalk radio receiver to enjoy live storytelling at safe distance
High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK

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Edinburgh EH8 8FA, UK
At an evening departure time to suit your schedule, greet your guide in central Edinburgh. Your costumed guide immediately launches into terrifying tales to set the scene.

First, descend to the Blair Street vaults, subterranean tunnels renowned for the restless souls that reside there. As you explore the narrow passageways, hear tales of cannibals, body snatchers, and pacts made with the devils: the impenetrable darkness and chilling temperature ensures a chilling atmosphere.

After exploring the vaults, weave your way to Canongate Kirkyard, a vast cemetery home to famous Scottish figures. Hear troubling tales of James Douglas, the infamous Cannongate cannibal, and keep your eyes peeled for specters wandering in the darkness.

Bid your guide farewell at a central Edinburgh spot at the end of your tour.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Royal Mile
The tour starts that the Mercat Cross where you will learn all about the significance of the Market Cross and the history of the Royal Mile
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Canongate Kirk
Canongate graveyard will bring you to the resting place of the city’s most famous figures: Adam Smith, the father of economics; David Rizzio, confidant of Mary Queen of Scots; and James Douglas, 3rd Marquess of Queensberry – the infamous cannibal of the Canongate.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
St Giles' Cathedral
See the stunning architecture of St . Giles Cathedral
Pass By:  
Edinburgh Old Town
Explore the parts of Edinburgh that you would otherwise walk past
Stop At:  
Mercat Cross
Tour meeting point
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Tours are guaranteed all year round, so please dress for the weather, with comfortable shoes.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children 5yrs and above only
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Mercat Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour in Edinburgh?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour in Edinburgh.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour in Edinburgh?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour in Edinburgh.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour in Edinburgh?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour in Edinburgh.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour in Edinburgh?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour in Edinburgh.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour in Edinburgh?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour in Edinburgh.

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  • "There is a lot walking and uneven ground in the vault itself so be careful." See review

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Ghost walk
JHB
, Sep 2020
Really enjoyable ghost walk/ history lesson with guide Lauren, couldn't go into the vaults cos of Covid, will definitely come back when it's possible.
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Funny and excellent value
Wendy-t
, Aug 2020
I’ll be honest, I thought it wasn’t my thing - but absolutely excellent! Lauren was funny, very very knowledgeable - loads of interesting things ... would do it again if she does a walk and talk about the extras she knows!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Hi Wendy, this must be some kind of witchcraft, Lauren is actually here in HQ at the moment!! Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review. We are only just back up and running again, this is a fabulous boost. I'll just go catch Lauren and let her know! Remember and come back and visit us again. All the best Shirley
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Great vault tour!
Jonathan_R
, Mar 2020
Scott was amazing! Wonderful storyteller and very knowledgeable! Despite the rain we had a great experience!
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Great time!
Mary D
, Oct 2019
We were a group of six that ranged from 27 to 70 age. We all had a blast. Our guide was Ana and she was excellent. She was very informative as well as entertaining. There is a lot walking and uneven ground in the vault itself so be careful. Highly recommended! Tom&Mary USA
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Atmospheric and interesting
Madgieboomills
, Oct 2019
We had a very good time on the walk, lots of interesting content and spooky stories. Would've liked more historical information on the vaults; the different rooms and their uses, as you don't go into all of them (one was called The Kettle Room - what was that for?) The tour guide was very informative and funny, really enjoyed it
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History thru Edinburgh
Expedition135768
, Jul 2019
The walking tour was very interesting. The tour guide was very animated and concise in her presentation. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire tour.
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Ok tour of life in that time h history...
glennbrown
, Jan 2018
Ok tour of life in that time h history, not spooky or anything though
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Really enjoyed this tour. More...
Janet H
, Sep 2016
Really enjoyed this tour. More history as well as ghost stories, but the stories I would like to have spent more time in the vaults but did enjoy the entire tour.
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Product code: 2934P19

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