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ABOUT THIS TOUR
Join a maximum of 19 other intrepid souls on our last tour of the night. Hear chilling tales of the Old Town’s closes and wynds – then get a rare chance to explore our Blair Street Underground Vaults on your own.
Cloaked, and ready to chill your blood – your expert guide will start the tour with true stories of Edinburgh Old Town’s horrific past. You’ll quickly discover why we only allow over 18s on this tour: some of the history is truly blood-curdling.
Your guide is an expert storyteller, so don’t expect artificial ‘jump scares’ or manufactured frights. Everything you experience is absolutely real.
In the Old Town you'll hear of bloody plots that led to treason and torture – as well as secret lives that ended in horrific deaths.
Complete your descent into darkness at the Blair Street Underground Vaults
A sudden chill in the air. An inexplicable breeze. Or a distant sound that defies explanation.
If you don’t believe in ghosts before you step into the vaults, we suspect your mind may be changed by the time you leave. Every lingering shadow, figure or sound, is very real – this is a dark, unsettling end to your tour.
Finally, as you gather once more, your expert guide will share the final tales of the evening – including documented sightings of our most infamous ghosts.
MEETING POINT AND ROUTE
Start: Mercat Cross, High Street
Finish: Discovery Room, Blair Street, off Hunter's Square
TIME, LENGTH & AGE
April to October: 10pm, Monday to Sunday
November to March: 10pm, Friday and Saturday
1 hour 15 minutes
Sorry – over 18s only on this tour.
These are dark, underground tours; be careful how much alcohol you drink beforehand.