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Edinburgh Old Town Evening Tour, Including Blair Street Underground and Dram of Whisky at Megget's Cellar provided by Mercat Tours

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Edinburgh Old Town Evening Tour, Including Blair Street Underground and Dram of Whisky at Megget's Cellar

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  • 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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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 20/11/09 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Fans of the paranormal will be thrilled by this evening ghost tour of Edinburgh, one of the UK’s most haunted cities. Your storyteller-guide transports you into a murky past replete with witchcraft, torture, and murder. Venture into the eerie Blair Street Underground Vaults, enjoy a whisky in creepy Megget’s Cellar, and learn the city’s dark history from an expert.
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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    Mercat Cross
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Edinburgh Old Town
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 3
    Mercat Tours
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Royal Mile
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    28 Blair St
    28 Blair St, Edinburgh EH1 1QR, UK
    Megget`s Cellar, 28 Blair Street, EH1 1QR. This tour ends in Megget's Cellar, which is located half way down the stairs to the Blair Street Underground Vaults, right underneath our main booking office.
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Highlights
  • Explore Edinburgh’s grim and ghoulish history with a storyteller-guide
  • Uncover the secrets that lie beneath the city’s old stone streets
  • Shiver with fear in the haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults
  • Savor a dram of Scotch whisky in the eerie Megget’s Cellar
What to Expect
Greet your guide and group by St. Giles' Cathedral and set off to explore Edinburgh’s atmospheric Old Town. As you stroll through the evening streets, savor gory tales of times long past: legends of the city’s ghosts, ghouls, and witches, plus savage stories of tortures, murders, and burnings. Learn about the Edinburgh Mob riots and then brave the underbelly of the city: the infamous Blair Street Underground Vaults. Deep below Edinburgh’s tranquil streets, ghosts including Jack, Mr. Boots, and the sinisterly named Watcher are said to roam. Finish your tour in Megget’s Cellar. A glass of local whisky should soothe jangled nerves before you travel back to your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Mercat Cross, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
Duration
2h
Return Details
28 Blair St, Edinburgh EH1 1QR, UK
Inclusions
  • Award-winning local storytellers
  • Small group experience
  • Exclusive access to Blair Street Underground Vaults
  • TourTalk radio receiver to enjoy live storytelling at safe distance
  • Dram of whisky or soft drink
  • Entry/Admission - Mercat Cross
  • Entry/Admission - Mercat Tours
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children 5yrs and above only
  • Tours are guaranteed all year round, so please dress for the weather, with comfortable shoes.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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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Amy G wrote a review Sep 2020
3 contributions4 helpful votes
pricey at £19 a head. Really kind guide but Felt like he was trying to create suspense moments but didn’t work. Didn’t help that it was absolutely chucking it down. Also didn’t need to be 18+. Wasn’t scary at all. Went on a free tour the following night and much preferred it.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Edinburgh Old Town Evening Tour, Including Blair Street Underground and Dram of Whisky at Megget's Cellar
Responded 16 Sep 2020
Hi Amy, Very sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your time with us on this occasion. While most visitors typically rate us 5-stars, we understand that the experience may not be for everyone. Thanks for joining us and all the best, Kim
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Lindsey M wrote a review Mar 2020
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Our tour was extremely fun and thrilling. A nice balance of history and ghost stories to introduce any new comers to Edinburgh. Traveling down into the vaults was an experience I will always remember. History is literally buried deep beneath the modern-day city streets.
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Edinburgh Old Town Evening Tour, Including Blair Street Underground and Dram of Whisky at Megget's Cellar
Responded 17 Mar 2020
Hi Lindsey, We're glad that we could be a part of this memorable experience with you. The vaults really are such a unique place. All the best and thanks for visiting with us, Kim
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Stephen Y wrote a review Mar 2020
Rhyl, United Kingdom18 contributions28 helpful votes
With Naomi as our guide on this evening of entertaining but horrible histories of Edinburgh through the ages, we had a great time. Your guide really gets into the spirit of building the drama, quietly drawing you in and then ghoulish cries to add to the fun. Exploring beneath
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Edinburgh Old Town Evening Tour, Including Blair Street Underground and Dram of Whisky at Megget's Cellar
Responded 13 Mar 2020
Hi Stephen, Thank you very much for the lovely review. We know that our guides have a passion for what they do and give 100% every day. It means a lot to have it noticed. We're glad you loved the tour and that we could be a part of your experience! All the best, Kim
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Laura H wrote a review Mar 2020
4 contributions2 helpful votes
We weren’t sure if we made a mistake booking a walking tour at night with the weather forecast calling for snow. I can tell you that it only enhanced our experience. Our tour guide Alex was informative, interactive and of course entertaining. The tour takes you through a few
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Edinburgh Old Town Evening Tour, Including Blair Street Underground and Dram of Whisky at Megget's Cellar
Responded 05 Mar 2020
Hi Laura, We're so happy that the weather only heightened your experience with us. We read all of our reviews and always love to hear that our visitors have had a good time. All the best and thanks for choosing Mercat, Kim
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Karen H wrote a review Feb 2020
Edgware, United Kingdom6 contributions7 helpful votes
An interesting couple of hours exploring Edinburgh at night. Helena was our guide and she was friendly, animated and amusing. The dram of whiskey at the end was very welcome. Make sure you wear comfy shoes and wrap up warm.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Edinburgh Old Town Evening Tour, Including Blair Street Underground and Dram of Whisky at Megget's Cellar
Responded 05 Mar 2020
Hi Edgwar, Delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. Thanks for your kind words and the 5-stars. All the best, Kim
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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!
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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isobel0105
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A must do in Edinburgh!
Mark was an excellent story teller and created a brilliant spooky atmosphere. It was a lot of fun! Definitely recom
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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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ashleyhW1618OZ
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Interesting and fun
Great tour thanks to our tour guide witch agnes (Natalie) very friendly and professional, great knowledge and mann
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  • Duration: 2h
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