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A chilling way to explore Edinburgh after dark – and underground. Strictly adult-only, this ghost tour is a short, sharp shock – your unsettling introduction to our capital’s unsavory past. These tales are not fit for the glare of daylight – or for telling to those under 18. Your guide will share true stories of sinister misdeeds and terrible consequences. Starting your walking tour above ground around the wynds and closes off the Old Town, you’ll hear of bloody plots that led to treason and torture – as well as secret lives that led to horrific deaths and tormented souls.
Doomed, Dead & Buried evening walking tour of Edinburgh
Explore the haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults with access no other tour company can offer, then head to the Canongate graveyard, where the spirits of the dead await. It might be something to do with the change in temperature. Or the perpetual darkness. Or the ever smaller rooms, stretching beyond the weak beam of a torch. Whatever the reason, there’s something unsettling about the Blair Street Underground Vaults – and your expert guide will reveal the troubling tales on this evening walking tour. A walk along dim streets to the Canongate graveyard will bring you to the resting place of the city’s most famous figures.
West Highlands, Lochs and Castles small-group day tour
When you visit a country, you often don’t want to see modern buildings, fancy restaurants, and WiFi points. You simply want to step into a nature documentary, relive a history show, and explore the sights that inspired the postcards. Well, if that’s you, then you’re in luck because this tour is exactly that.
It takes you on a journey through Scotland’s classic misty castles, sparkling lochs, wee coastal villages, and heather-clad mountains. You’ll discover Scotland’s iconic sights while also learning some of the country’s best-kept secrets. Be ready to capture the spirit of the Western Highlands and explore Scotland’s most atmospheric lochs and castles.
Ghosts and ghouls evening walking tour of Edinburgh
The night begins with a walking tour of Edinburgh’s darker closes and wynds before journeying into the haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults. Finally, you’ll retire to a candlelit cellar for a dram of Scottish whisky and an evening of storytelling. Take your place as a member of the ‘Edinburgh mob’, which once surged in riot past the Mercat Cross. Hear grisly tales of witchcraft, torture, and restless spirits as you venture down medieval closes and descend into the haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults. Your cloaked Mercat Tours guide will lead you through the dimly lit caverns, filling the night with stories – all of them true.
Secrets of the Royal Mile walking tour of Edinburgh
Discover an Edinburgh beyond the reach of tour buses and guidebooks. Your expert guide will take you on a one-and-a-half-hour walking tour to all the places where history was made – the wynds, closes, courtyards and homes of Edinburgh’s Old Town. You’ll be hanging on your tour guide’s every word as the true stories of the capital’s past unfold. The characters? Think Mary Queen of Scots, David Hume, Adam Smith, and Robert Burns. But you’ll go far beyond the well-known facts and faces – uncovering another side of the city, and Scotland’s past.
Edinburgh old town walking tour with whisky tasting
Walking the Old Town of Edinburgh, you’ll see the city that founded the world’s largest Scottish whisky company, hear of the people who helped whisky production, and then retire to Megget’s cellar for a complimentary candlelit single malt whisky tasting from four whisky-producing regions. Upon meeting your expert guide, you’ll hear about Edinburgh’s role in bringing whisky to the rest of the world. Learn about how the 19th century changed whisky production in Scotland and about the locals that embraced it, from George Ballantine on South Bridge to Andrew Usher Jr at Nicolson Street, the pioneers who created their own whiskies and exported them worldwide.
Historic underground walking tour of Edinburgh
Beneath the bustle of Edinburgh’s Old Town, you’ll discover a dark, damp world unchanged since the 18th century. Your expert guide will lead you deep into the Blair Street Underground Vaults, and together, you’ll explore their history – including how they became home to the city’s most destitute inhabitants. It’s a story rooted in Edinburgh’s Georgian past – grand feats of engineering, the expansion of the city, and those left behind in its darkest corners. Why were the vaults built? Who used them? Save your questions for your guide, a masterful storyteller who will bring the history of the vaults to life, talking you through some of the artifacts that have survived.
Ghostly underground walking tour of Edinburgh
The true history of the Blair Street Underground Vaults is terrifying enough – so abandon thoughts of manufactured frights and make-believe. The skill is in the storytelling, so prepare to be chilled to the bone as the vaults witnessed the deeds of mischief-makers and murderers, vagrants and torturers. It’s one of Edinburgh’s most haunted sites, where restless spirits still tread. You’ll follow your cloaked guide through the shadowy closes of Edinburgh’s Old Town – dark streets untouched by daylight and filled with a strange silence, whose damp walls carry just the faintest echo of the crowds on the high street you’ve left behind.
- Good news! No extra fees are applied to Mercat Tours booking.
- Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.