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Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour in Edinburgh provided by Mercat Tours

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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 20/11/09 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour in Edinburgh
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
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.
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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  • 1
    Mercat Tours
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Edinburgh Old Town
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 3
    Mercat Cross
    Stop: 15 minutes
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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
    Mercat 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
  • Award-winning local storytellers
  • Small group experience
  • Exclusive access to Blair Street Underground Vaults
  • TourTalk radio receiver to enjoy live storytelling at safe distance
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children 5yrs and above only
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Tours are guaranteed all year round, so please dress for the weather, with comfortable shoes.
  • 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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Rachelle M wrote a review 01 Nov
Edinburgh, United Kingdom87 contributions22 helpful votes
My sister and I booked the Halloween underground tour with Mercat. Our guide, Stephanie, was lovely and a great storyteller! The underground vaults at South Bridge are fascinating but there is no ventilation down there at all, and it’s very stuffy - even more so with wearing a
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour in Edinburgh
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Rachelle, thanks for the positive review! We're sorry that you had to leave early – it does indeed get a little stuffy down there at times! We're glad you still enjoyed yourself and I will pass your kind words onto Stephanie :) Thanks
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laurarich434 wrote a review 01 Nov
3 contributions1 helpful vote
I booked the ghost tour for a hen do via email as we were a large group and unable to book online. Everything was very easy and Kat was very friendly, efficient and accommodating. Sadly, we initially had to postpone our trip due to COVID-19 but this wasn’t a problem at all for
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour in Edinburgh
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Laura, thanks for the kind words and we're sorry we weren't able to welcome you onto one of our tours (...yet!). We look forward to seeing you at some point down the line :)
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paultiplady wrote a review Oct 2020
Blaydon, United Kingdom2 contributions
Would highly recommend this tour our guide (hellish) Nell was brilliant and funny and very well informed and answered every question asked next time we will do the graveyard tour as well
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour in Edinburgh
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks for the kind words paultiplady, glad you enjoyed your experience! See you again soon👻
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Holly wrote a review Oct 2020
Surrey, United Kingdom5 contributions
We were visiting Edinburgh the weekend before Halloween, eager to go on a ghost walk. This must be one of the best tours we have been on as you are actually taken down underneath the city into the underground vaults. Each room in the vaults are lit only by candlelight and then
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour in Edinburgh
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Hammy, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It means so much that our tour was one of the BEST you've been on, wow! The Blair Street Underground Vaults are incredible aren't they? Such a fantastic part of Edinburgh's hidden history. It sounds like Lauren was great and we're sure your kind words will make her day. All the best Kim
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Kate W wrote a review Oct 2020
7 contributions3 helpful votes
Fantastic tour. Interesting history of the city and The vaults are really haunted. Highly recommended for everyone.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from MercatToursLtd, Marketing Assistant at Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour in Edinburgh
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Kate, Thank you very much. We're glad that you enjoyed touring with us and that we could earn your recommendation! The vaults are spectacular aren't they? All the best and thanks for choosing Mercat, 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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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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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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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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Ednamaymorrice
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2hrs well spent
Did the evening old town tour led by Scott. (I think) It was so informative and thoroughly enjoyable. Wear comfy
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travelswithmyphone
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Interesting fun and safe tour
Great tour, really informative guide, tailored to our group's interest and enjoyed by adults and kids. Very small g
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bartblaak
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Excellent
The tour guide explains clearly and in a fun way how Edinburgh came to be, and lots of other interesting things. Ev
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Mark
We had Mark as our tour guide and honestly couldn’t have asked for a better/spooky evening. Really good host and ve
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