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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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Hear stories of blood, guts and gore in the Old Town in Edinburgh. Sip a Scotch whisky in a candlelit cellar to warm the heart. Spend 2-hours examining the darker side of history on this guided tour.
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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Reviewed 3 days ago

Superbly led by Claudia, our guide, who really made the tour worthwhile. Lots to learn and see, all topped off with a wee dram at the end.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank TurnerMWLancashire_
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was sufficiently creepy, not to mention a good history lesson. Rachel was very theatrical and made me yelp (okay, scream) more than once. One caveat: it's very dark underground (go figure) and you're in hand-hewn caverns, which means the ground is exceedingly uneven and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Anne B
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were both intrigued and came away with a sense of what the former occupants of the underground tunnels and indeed the streets of Edinburgh, had to endure in the 16th & 17th Century. Our guide delivered a very animated and detailed history and obviously...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ken S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I decided to do the ghost and ghouls tour our last night in Edinburgh. Fred was our tour guide and we couldn’t have asked for a more animated, knowledgeable, guide. Fred really gets into the tour and knows how to make the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Scary AF. Hess our guide down in the vaults was madder than a cut snake. The vaults are bad news, you have to go down there.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jason W
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It was about an hour underground, excellent tour the tour guide was very entertaining and knowledgeable. A great tour ,entertaining and a must .
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