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Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour in Edinburgh

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Explore the Blair Street Underground Vaults and the Canongate graveyard

Hear of infamous murderers and cursed souls

Delve into the terror of the city’s gruesome past

Enjoy an Edinburgh ghost tour in a small group
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You'll start at
Mercat Cross
High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UKMercat 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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    Royal Mile
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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    Canongate Kirk
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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    Pass by St Giles' Cathedral
    Pass by Edinburgh Old Town
You'll end at
Canongate Kirk
Edinburgh EH8 8FA, UKCanongate 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 St. Giles High Kirk beside the Mercat Cross on High Street, 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
  • Professional guide
  • Visit to Canongate Graveyard
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Mile
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • You must be aged 18+ to join this tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Well worth the money. Some history as well. Recommend to anyone. No kids allowed though. Some steps not really for people with walking difficulties
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you! All of the stories on our tours are based on historical facts or first person accounts so it's great to hear that you enjoyed this. Many thanks, Katie
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I visited the Mercat Blair Street underground tour with my partner and our tour guide was Karis. She was friendly, funny and engaging. We learnt about the history of the city (gardyloo!) and we’re told about the history of the vaults whilst walking through them which was spooky
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Manager at Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Responded 1 week ago
Now you know to watch out for the gardyloooooooooo! ;) Glad to hear you had such a brilliant time, hope to see you again! Louise
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I had so much fun, thank you, Helena, you are an amazing guide! I'm looking forward to the next tour!
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Responded 2 weeks ago
So great to hear that you enjoyed the tour with us! If you get the chance to come back again, make sure to use your £2 returners discount on the back of your tour ticket. All the best, Katie
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We did the Doomed, Dead and Buried Tour on a chilly October night and it was well worth it! As an Edinburgh native and someone who works in visitor engagement, I can confidently say the story-telling by Hes was second to none! The stories were enthralling, intriguing, funny,
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Manager at Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Responded 27 Oct 2019
Thank you for such wonderful feedback, we'll be sure to pass on your compliments to Hes! We're delighted you enjoyed getting to know your own city a little more, and don't forget to use the £2 returners discount on the back of your ticket if you come back for a second helping! All the best, Louise
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This is another fascinating tour of underground Edinburgh which explores the underground vaults and passages beneath South Bridge. To the casual visitor to Edinburgh you wouldn't know that there is a different world under South Bridge which from the surface doesn't look like a
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Blair Street Underground Vaults Evening Walking Tour in Edinburgh
Responded 31 Oct 2019
Thanks so much, glad that you enjoyed! The Blair Street Underground Vaults can get a bit warm which many people don't expect so we do try and keep air flowing as much as possible. All the best, Katie
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  • Duration: 1h 45m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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