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Your evening begins at St. Giles High Kirk on High Street, where you meet your guide and set off on foot to explore the city.

The first stop is the Blair Street vaults, where you explore dark chambers and passageways and hear tales of cannibals, body snatchers, and restless souls.

Next, head to the Canongate Kirkyard cemetery, where you can watch for specters wandering the tombstones and listen to yet more ghostly history.

Your tour ends at Canongate graveyard.
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Mercat Tours
Delve into Edinburgh’s history on this ghost-themed night walking tour. Visit the Blair Street vaults and Canongate Kirkyard—two of the city’s most haunted destinations—while your costumed guide regales you with tales of torture, cannibalism, and witchery. Ideal for history buffs and those fascinated by the supernatural, this tour takes place under the cover of darkness to create an appropriately ghostly atmosphere.
  • Visit the Blair Street vaults and Canongate Kirkyard—two notoriously haunted spots
  • Learn about Edinburgh’s haunted history from a costumed guide
  • Enjoy a stroll through Old Town
  • Tour takes place at night for an appropriately ghostly atmosphere 
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Brilliant - Do it!!!

We booked this tour months in advance from Australia, fingers crossed it would live up to expectations... it was Brilliant, thank you!! My teenagers loved it too, and Sam (our guide) was fantastic! The creepy feeling went up my back about the 'unpleasant' tenant, way...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Very informative

Very good and interesting tour. Lara was great and made time for everyone. The vaults are amazing and a must see.

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MercatToursLtd, Manager at Mercat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your feedback, delighted you enjoyed your tour of Edinburgh with us :)

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Highly recommend

This tour was fantastic and informative. Our guide Simon, was knowledgeable and the stories he told were very interesting about Edinburgh’s past. The tour starts with an insight of Edinburgh from “the outside” and then we were taken down one of the closes before heading...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile
Ups and Downs

I would recommend doing a tour like this before any other tours in Edinburgh. Our tour was called "Doomed, dead and buried". One of my gripes was that the city information shared was a lot of the same we learned about on the Edinburgh walking...More

1  Thank jmagee1985
Reviewed 5 August 2018
Facinating and very informative

I did the doomed, dead and buried tour. We received a lot of information about the history of Edinburgh from witches to body snatchers, but what made the tour for me was the tour guide Sam, he added lots of theatre and fun which made...More

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Christine S
6 April 2018|
Response from Sue A | Reviewed this property |
hi Christine, yeah you do only about 4 rooms but it's worth it😊it's very spooky 😱
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