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Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour in Edinburgh provided by Mercat Tours

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Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour in Edinburgh

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 09/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour in Edinburgh
You will be part of a small group (max 12) and we'll provide "Tour Talk" radio sets to make social distancing easier. Please bring your own face masks and earphones (disposable earphones can be provided).
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Updated 09/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
This ghost-themed night walking tour delves into Edinburgh’s deep history. Visit the Blair Street vaults and Canongate Kirkyard, two of the city’s most haunted destinations, while your costumed guide regales you with tales of torture, cannibalism, and witchery. Ideal for history buffs and those fascinated by the supernatural, this tour takes place under the cover of darkness to create an appropriately eerie atmosphere.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Mercat Cross
    High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
    Mercat Cross, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF. Look for the 8 sided monument with white Unicorn on top. You will find a member of our visitor services team waiting here to check you in. They will be dressed in black, holding an iPad, wearing an orange lanyard & holding a black & orange umbrella.
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  • 1
    Royal Mile
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Canongate Kirk
    Stop: 30 minutes
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    Pass by
    St Giles' Cathedral
    Edinburgh Old Town
  • 3
    Mercat Cross
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Canongate Kirk
    Edinburgh EH8 8FA, UK
    Canongate Kirk, 153 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8BN. This tour ends in the Graveyard of the Canongate Kirk on the Royal Mile, about an 8 minute walk straight down the hill from where your tour began.
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Highlights
  • Learn about Edinburgh’s haunted history from a costumed guide
  • Visit the notoriously haunted Blair Street vaults and Canongate Kirkyard
  • Enjoy a stroll through Old Town
  • Tour takes place at night for an appropriately creepy atmosphere
What to Expect
Your evening begins at a central meeting point, where you meet your guide and set off on foot to explore the city. The first stop is the Blair Street vaults, where you explore dark chambers and passageways and hear tales of cannibals, body snatchers, and restless souls. Next, head to the Canongate Kirkyard cemetery, where you can watch for specters wandering the tombstones and listen to yet more ghostly history. Your tour ends at Canongate graveyard.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Mercat Cross, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
Duration
1h 45m
Return Details
Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh EH8 8FA, UK
Inclusions
  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Mile
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Additional Info
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • Children 5yrs and above only
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 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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isobel0105 wrote a review Oct 2020
Berkshire, United Kingdom2 contributions4 helpful votes
Mark was an excellent story teller and created a brilliant spooky atmosphere. It was a lot of fun! Definitely recommend.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Responded 28 Oct 2020
Hi Isobel, Thank you! We're really glad that you enjoyed your tour and will be sure to pass along your kind words to Mark. Really happy that we could earn your recommendation. All the best, Kim
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Dinah wrote a review Oct 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom2 contributions5 helpful votes
I've attended quite a few ghost tours in Edinburgh, Mercat was one of the best ones. They took thorough precautions regarding COVID which should encourage anyone terrified of the pandemic to do a tour with them regardless. Steve was funny, engaging and knowledgeable. I've
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Responded 21 Oct 2020
Hi Dinak, The best? Wow, what a compliment! That really means a lot. Thanks for recognising our safety precautions, we want to make sure everyone feels comfortable whilst touring with us. It sounds like Steve did a brilliant job! All the best and thanks for choosing Mercat, Kim
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Iäin G wrote a review Oct 2020
3 contributions2 helpful votes
An enthralling and atmospheric tour. The lighter and darker history of old Edinburgh. Steve was our tour guide, knowledgeable, captivating and told a great tale.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Responded 21 Oct 2020
Hi I_ing2020, Thank you so much for your kind words, it means a lot and we're sure Steve will be so happy to hear that he did such a great job! All the best and thanks for choosing Mercat, Kim
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Rebecca Goldie wrote a review Oct 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom11 contributions12 helpful votes
Lauren was a really great guide and was very funny. The tour was very historically enriching, but not very creepy. Ideal for people looking to find out the darker side of Edinburgh’s history. Well worth a visit!!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Owner at Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Responded 13 Oct 2020
Hi there Rebecca G, It's great to hear you enjoyed your tour with Lauren, we've passed on your thanks! There's plenty more stories to tell so hope to see you again soon. Until then, Kat
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Anne M wrote a review Oct 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom46 contributions56 helpful votes
What a fascinating tour. Fred was very informative and also made us laugh quite a few times. The Covid safety put in place worked very well. Only 5 small groups with safe distancing. Would recommend to anyone thinking about it.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Owner at Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Responded 13 Oct 2020
Hi there annemP3215YI, Thanks for your lovely review, it means a lot - and Fred says thanks too! We want to help cast everyone back to the past, whilst walking the Mile and hearing the tales of our amazing city. Keeping everyone safe is key so really glad to hear our CV-19 measures worked for you. Keep in touch on our social channels until we see you back at the Mercat Cross. Until then, Kat
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Great tour!
Extremely belated review but still wanted to make sure I got it in. Great tour, extremely memorable! Very creepy st
Alex R
Alex R
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The right balance between creepy and entertaining
The Vaults are fantastic to see and Mercat do an excellent job of presenting them while telling some very engaging
darrenmaximus
darrenmaximus
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James Douglas- The Legend
James Douglas. What a guy. He was our guide when we booked the vaults last week in Edinburgh. The man is an amazing
540gailr
540gailr
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Great Time!
My son went to this with his Scout group and loved it! Lots of interesting info and a hysterical guide. She was Iri
RosaM3275
RosaM3275
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Great fun and super interesting
Great fun for Halloween for my younger brother and sister and I - thank you so much !!!!! Got to see a side of Edin
Rachellej4
Rachellej4
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Not for the faint-hearted!
My sister and I booked the Halloween underground tour with Mercat. Our guide, Stephanie, was lovely and a great sto
laurarich434
laurarich434
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Excellent, speedy communication
I booked the ghost tour for a hen do via email as we were a large group and unable to book online. Everything was v
HEvan27
HEvan27
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Great Night!
Great tour with Hannah! An absolute legend, she made it a great night for us! Would definitely recommend!
E5580MPnicolac
E5580MPnicolac
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Great Halloween tour!
The tour was interesting and brought to life by our lovely tour guide Hannah, the vaults are creepy but I also wish
Em92travel
Em92travel
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Great Tour
We had a great time on the tour. Guide Mark was amazing at building the atmosphere and great storyteller. Enjoyed o
paultiplady
paultiplady
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Ghost walk
Would highly recommend this tour our guide (hellish) Nell was brilliant and funny and very well informed and answer
cshiels26
cshiels26
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Fantastic Tour
We did the Halloween tour in the underground vaults with Scott. He was very knowledgeable and made the tour really
jonvitalija
jonvitalija
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Spooky tour
Agnes made the tour enjoyable. Very knowledgeable lady. So much history in Edinburgh and so many stories were told.
MrTurnskin
MrTurnskin
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Informative and fun
Great tour of old town with tour guide Lara. Informative with a personal touch. Vaults were off limits unfortunate
hammyb94
hammyb94
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A fascinatingly spooky tour!
We were visiting Edinburgh the weekend before Halloween, eager to go on a ghost walk. This must be one of the best
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