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Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour in Edinburgh provided by Mercat Tours

Ghostly Underground Vaults 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 23/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour in Edinburgh
We have small groups (max 15) and "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 23/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Discover parts of Edinburgh that are usually off limits during a ghost tour that takes you to the underground vaults that lie beneath the Old Town. Designed with ghost hunters and thrill seekers in mind, this spooktacular tour includes exclusive access to the Blair Street vaults and promises no manufactured scares, therefore ensuring that all supernatural occurrences are genuine.
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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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    Mercat Tours
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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    Edinburgh Old Town
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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    Mercat Cross
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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You'll end at
28 Blair St
28 Blair St, Edinburgh EH1 1QR, UKMercat Tours, 28 Blair Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR. This tour ends after a visit to our Blair Street Underground Vaults.
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Highlights
  • Gain exclusive access to Edinburgh's Blair Street vaults on a ghost tour
  • Get the inside scoop on the haunted history of Scotland's capital city
  • Supernatural occurrences are not manufactured like on some tours
  • Access parts of Edinburgh that most first-time visitors miss
Important Information
Departure Point
Mercat Cross, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
Duration
1h 15m
Return Details
28 Blair St, Edinburgh EH1 1QR, UK
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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Additional Info
  • No Children under 5
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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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Vicki C wrote a review Yesterday
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The tour guide, Margaret Ann, was extremely informed and enthusiastic which made it a much more interactive and enjoyable tour. As well as hearing about the ghost stories we've heard all about the history of Edinburgh, how it would have looked and felt to live there in the past.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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@brightonmama wrote a review Yesterday
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This tour is fantastic! You learn some really cool facts and exploring the vaults is so much fun. We felt very safe with the Covid precautions and our tour guide Fred was absolutely amazing. The best tour we've been on, hands down
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Dolph wrote a review 25 Sep
Chester, United Kingdom2 contributions
Loved the experience! Defiantly worth it. We had a lovely lady called Fred as our guide, she knew her facts and drew you in when talking. She came to each couple before the tour and had a bit of a chat. Definitely made me feel very comfortable (as I was abit anxious before the
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Dalma D wrote a review 10 Sep
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Such an amazing spooky experience! If you are in Edinburgh you must go to one of these tours. So many hidden stories, tales and myths. The tour takes about an hour and it is just mind blowing how many things happened in such a small area! If you can, go in the night, the dark
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour in Edinburgh
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Dalmad, Thank you so much! Very happy to hear that you had such a great time on tour with us and that we could share some of Edinburgh's hidden stories with you. It's always a great feeling to help visitors discover Edinburgh from a new perspective. So glad we could earn your recommendation. All the best and thanks for choosing Mercat, Kim
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Journey657465 wrote a review 5 Sep
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Because of Covid 19 we did the tour above ground. I was told of the change and was still happy to do the tour. It was very interesting and had some funny stories as well as scary. Our guide (Ash?) was very dramatic in her storytelling which made it enjoyable. They did well in
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour in Edinburgh
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Journey, Very glad that we could keep you safe while sharing our great city with you on tour. Happy to hear you found it interesting and enjoyed Ash's storytelling too! All the best and thanks for choosing Mercat, Kim
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juliejB8212JH
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Detailed knowledge of Edinburgh
William was very knowledgable about the city. He regaled local stories interspersed with a good amount of humour. H
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overlord6644
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Historic underground tour
Just returned from the historic underground tour with Mercat tours and without giving too much away what a fantast
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Patricia C
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Fantastic tour (and great Covid-19 safety measures)
This is the first tour I've done since Covid-19 wreak havoc in the travel industry and I was happily surprised beca
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AshHine
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Brilliant tour, brilliant guide and a price thats a bargain
We went on the 1 hour tour of the Edinburgh vaults and can honestly say it was brilliant. Our tour guide, Tuesday,
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701nikkid
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Great tour with excellent guide
Our guide Hannah was really great and even given the covid restrictions of not being able to go not the vaults, we
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ddharmaraj
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Great overview of Edinburgh of yore
Our guide was Nicky and she was very knowledgable and willing to answer questions. Gave us a great view of Edinburg
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archwayhouse
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Excellent tour, very “safe”
Lara was our tour guide and she was brilliant. Lovely storytelling manner and engaged with us in such a lovely way.
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annasJ4778SG
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Amazing experience
What a great time we had on this tour! Highly recommend to book a Ghost tour! Very interesting and informative! The
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103piperj
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Doomed. Dead & Buried
Hands down best tour I’ve been on and I’ve been on a lot of tours. Only downloaded trip advisor so I could say than
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Stu P
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Great tour.
Fantastic tour, Lauren really knew her stuff, very well informed and to go under the city was just amazing, to thin
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amygD9218AG
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Wouldn’t go again
pricey at £19 a head. Really kind guide but Felt like he was trying to create suspense moments but didn’t work. Did
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Kevin B
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Hidden and Haunted Tour
A fabulous hour of entertainment. Scott was a great guide and accomodated the fact that we had a disabled participa
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alexblainelayter
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Best guided tours
I have done many mercat tours over the years - no visit to Edinburgh without one. I always leave well entertained a
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rosemash
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Excellent tour
Enjoyed this tour victoria was our guide. She was great. Took random photos, and a strange thing appeared on ond of
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379nadinej
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Great tour with a headset
A really entertainment and informative tour with mics and headphones which made it even better. Our tour guide Laur
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