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Small Group Edinburgh Underground and Graveyard Ghost Tour with Private Option provided by Mercat Tours

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Small Group Edinburgh Underground and Graveyard Ghost Tour with Private Option

Small Group Edinburgh Underground and Graveyard Ghost Tour with Private Option
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Last updated: 14 Aug 2021
A note from Small Group Edinburgh Underground and Graveyard Ghost Tour with Private Option
You will be part of a small group (max 18) 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).
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2934P19
Call +60 392125427
Important information
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
Duration
1h 45m
Departure details
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.
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.
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
Departure details
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.
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.
Duration
1h 45m
Return details
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.
Additional information
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.
Adult only 18yrs+
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
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.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Royal Mile
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Canongate Kirk
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    St Giles' Cathedral
    Edinburgh Old Town
  • 3
    Mercat Cross
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 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.
    See address & details
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Franki L
Liverpool, UK15 contributions
Steve was the best tour guide ever!
Steve was an excellent guide who clearly loves what he does, it was a joy to see someone with so much passion and gousto take us round the ghostly underbelly of Edinburgh. The vaults were spooky and atmospheric, underpinned by excellent knowledge and history told by the guide. He really made our weekend and dispite the distractions of a busy Saturday evening in Edinburgh was informative, engaging and entertaining. A really good addition were the headphone sets. We forgot to bring headphones but they provided spare pairs for us (covid safe in seperate packets). These then plugged into headsets that were connected to the guides microphone so you could hear everything that was going on at all times.

We even caught a couple of ghostly apperitions on photos (one in the vault of a victorian dressed lady, and one in the graveyard clear as day, a man sitting on one of the graves with his arms crossed). So we left happy and spooked which was the intention. A very good experience and well worth the money. We loved it!
Written 13 September 2021
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Hi FroggieLevog, Thanks for the wonderful review. It makes us so happy to hear that you had such a great time! We're sure Steve will be very happy to hear your kind words also. Those photos sound like incredible captures, how eerie. We wonder who those ghostly people might have once been. All the best, Kim
Written 17 September 2021
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Claire T
4 contributions
Very impressed with the tour and our guide
Sep 2021 • Couples
Myself and my boyfriend spent a few days in Edinburgh beginning of September. We done our tour at night with Jared the tour guide, he was excellent and made the tour! we also had to bring our own headphones, upon arrival we were handed a box to plug our headphones into. Jared had a microphone around his neck and we listened to him talking through the headphones. We found this an excellent idea as it blocked out the city noise and people and made the experience truly focused on Jared and the tour. It was also a smart idea as you could walk your own pace and still hear everything he was saying, no one was left behind and he always made sure he had the numbers before he would start the next part of the tour. We both thoroughly enjoyed it and will be back to do one of the other tours!
Written 4 September 2021
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Hi Thomo, We are so glad that our Tour Talk devices were able to provide you with an immersive experience. It sounds like Jared did a brilliant job and we'll be sure to pass your kind words along, it'll make his day! Look forward to seeing you again in the future, All the best, Kim
Written 6 September 2021
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Kayleigh M
11 contributions
great experience, despite the rain!
Aug 2021
Fantastic guide, great atmosphere, and a fab way to learn more about the city. The vaults were definitely a highlight!
Written 12 August 2021
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Hi there, Thanks for your great review, we're delighted you enjoyed it! We hope you had a great time in the city and visit again soon, Until then, Kat
Written 13 August 2021
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Catarina C
1 contribution
Superb Spooky Steve
Jul 2021 • Couples
We went on Mercat’s Doomed, Dead and Burried tour and it was absolutely brilliant. Our tour guide, Steve, was as chilling as he was hilarious. His theatrics and loud voice contrasted by his perfect gravelly low voice for the creepier bits were everything we were hoping for when booking this.
Written 1 August 2021
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Hi Catarina, Thank you very much - we're always delighted to hear that visitors have enjoyed their tour. It sounds like Steve did a great job and we'll be sure to pass your kind words along to him. All the best and thanks for choosing Mercat Tours. - Kim
Written 3 August 2021
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corrinaandrob
Padstow, UK21 contributions
Fantastic Fred
We had a great experience, we had Fred as our tour guide.

Made the experience fascinating and lovely lady. Only slight thing I would change is perhaps a toilet option after the vaults in the offices? Just myself and my partner were desperate and the tour was quite long 2 hours which meant by the end we needed to rush off. (Our fault really)

Thank you very much! Easy to book and find. Worth the money
Written 12 July 2021
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Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to get in touch, we're delighted to hear you enjoyed Fred's storytelling, will pass on your thanks! Sadly, the historic nature of our site makes public toilets tricky - we'll make sure visitors know in advance, thanks for the tip. Until we see you back again, Kat
Written 14 July 2021
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Ian
1 contribution
Quite an Experience
Jun 2021
I really enjoyed the experience and was impressed with the way our tour guide, Steve, told the history and tales of the underground and the graveyard. It was a nice walk and the tunnels were quite creepy. I thought the candlelight made the atmosphere all the more real, instead of using electric lights in the tunnels. I would definitely go on another tour, but maybe try something different next time.
Written 20 June 2021
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Hi Ian, We are so glad that we could give you such a great experience. It sounds like Steve did a fantastic job! So happy to hear that you'd like to return - hopefully we'll see you again in the future! All the best and thanks for choosing Mercat, Kim
Written 21 June 2021
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Stephaniie8x8
7 contributions
Not good
Jun 2021 • Couples
I chose the 18+ tour for my boyfriend's birthday as I had been to many day tours that I had previously found amazing! This tour was disappointing as I hoped it would have a scary aspect to it due to the advertisement, instead we were met with a 2 hour tour that consisted of lots of walking and a tour guide that sounded like she was reading from a book, hugely disappointed, false advertisement. Advice- tour should state history tour instead of ghostly tour.
Written 19 June 2021
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Hi Stephanie, Very sorry that the tour was not to your tastes on this occasion. On our 18+ tour we delve more into the gory details of Edinburgh's past and you certainly would have heard tales of the spirits thought to still reside in the Blair Street Underground Vaults. While there is a history aspect to the tours, many of our visitors enjoy this. It helps to envision how life was back when the vaults had many uses and were used as shelter by the city's poor. It also helps to understand the backgrounds of the spirits often reportedly seen on our tours. Thanks for taking the time to pass on your feedback and all the best, Kim
Written 21 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

isobel0105
Berkshire, UK2 contributions
A must do in Edinburgh!
Oct 2020 • Couples
Mark was an excellent story teller and created a brilliant spooky atmosphere. It was a lot of fun! Definitely recommend.
Written 26 October 2020
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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
Written 28 October 2020
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Dinah
Edinburgh, UK2 contributions
Spooky, COVID-proof, fascinating experience
Oct 2020
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 enjoyed it a lot, more so than other tours in the city. If you want to support local businesses - this is the place to go.
Written 17 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
Written 21 October 2020
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Iäin G
3 contributions
We took the evening tour, a total of 8-10 people, would highly recommend and we will be back.
Oct 2020 • Family
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.
Written 16 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
Written 21 October 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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dracula67
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Vaults!
Really good walking tour, thoroughly enjoyed going into the vaults. Very dark and floor uneven so wear sensible sho
B5042LGdannyl
B5042LGdannyl
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Spook-tacular time!!
Brilliant experience! Our tour guide, Naomi, was simply amazing and further enhanced the already fascinating experi
Crug2020
Crug2020
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A spooky trip, tour guide made the trip
The tour guide Naomi really made the experience, made it spooky even if you don't believe in what is said. A good t
Davey J
Davey J
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Fun tour
Me and my wife enjoyed the tour which had about 20 guests . Our guide Craig was funny and engaging. I did think I
John C
John C
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Fine guide
Our tour guide did a fine job of walking us through the Royal Mile and kept us entertained with interesting stories
alexandergH4229PC
alexandergH4229PC
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Very informative
As a scotsman I was both surprised and embarrassingly educated when it came to finding out some of my own Capitals
Citysno1
Citysno1
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Informative and entertaining vaults tour
Really enjoyable history lesson of the vaults underneath the south bridge. Our guide was informative and entertaini
lisasC307MC
lisasC307MC
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Royal Mile / Castle Tour
Decided to take our 1st walking tour to get more of the hidden history we would miss and was really pleased we did!
joshs889
joshs889
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Getting to know Edinburgh through its statues!
My daughter (6) and I went on the new Mercat tour: Edinburgh's Talking Statues. It was fantastic. My daughter love
LeePetrieEats
LeePetrieEats
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Spooky, informative and all round fantastic!
Our tour was excellent, Naomi was extremely interactive and informative. Me and my partner had an absolutely wonder
IndepTraveller08
IndepTraveller08
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Disappointing and overpriced!
We joined this Underground Vault walking tour (04/09/21 @ 4pm) because we read the positive reviews and saw the int
Sabbott11
Sabbott11
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Once in a lifetime experience
A truly fantastic experience. Naomi was the absolute best tour guide. A extremely knowledgeable and personable pers
394ajl
394ajl
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Interesting, Entertaining and Informative
Very enjoyable and informative tour. The guide, Naomi, was friendly and entertaining. This is definitely a tour you
DracVlad
DracVlad
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Nice hour to spend
Nice tour, if you have extra time. the guide was excellent. A bit pricey though in my opinion. It was a mix of gho
harriettg823
harriettg823
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Scott was fab!
Our tour guide Scott was absolutely brilliant. A nice mix of history and ghost stories. Being inside the vaults was
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