BOOK THIS TOUR IF YOU'D LIKE TO...
Experience a ghost tour in the safety of the daylight hours
Get up close to Edinburgh’s haunted past
Explore the famous Blair Street Underground Vaults
Enjoy a personal tour in a small group
Learn about torturers, murderers, and the real Jekyll and Hyde
ABOUT THIS TOUR
A daytime tour of Edinburgh’s most haunted vaults – and we’re the only people with access. This tour is perfect for a peek into the city’s ghostly past, because things don’t only go bump in the night.
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: 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.
Want see Edinburgh’s haunted vaults? Explore them exclusively with Mercat Tours.
First you’ll follow your cloaked Mercat guide through the shadowy closes of Edinburgh’s Old Town. These are dark streets untouched by daylight, filled with a strange silence, their damp walls carrying only the faintest echo of the crowds on the high street you’ve left behind.
With the scene set, you’ll descend into the depths of the city – and listen in horror to its dark and sinister side. Torture. Murder. Hangings. From body snatchers to the real-life Jekyll and Hyde, you’ll be gripped by the true tales that lie hidden beneath Edinburgh’s streets.
Watch out for a cold breath on the back of the neck, a whisper, a flicker – then silence. It’s all the more chilling for being absolutely real: there are no tricks or jump scares on our ghost tours.
MEETING POINT AND ROUTE
Start: Mercat Cross, High Street
Finish: Discovery Room, Blair Street, off Hunter's Square
TIME, LENGTH & AGE
Summer (April - October): 3pm, 5pm and 7pm daily
Winter (November - March): 3pm and 7pm daily, 5pm Saturdays
1 hour 15 minutes
Children over five years of age are welcome – but you’ll need to judge if they’re up to it!