Historic Underground

A seasonal Halloween tour of Edinburgh’s most haunted vaults with Mercat Tours – this descent will take you eerily close to the spirit world!

Historic Underground

About Historic Underground

29th Oct 2020 to 1st Nov 2020
Regular times throughout the day.
Mercat Tours
Mercat House 28 Blair Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1QR
Adult; £17 Concession; £15 Child; £12
Call 01312255445
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A seasonal Halloween tour of Edinburgh’s most haunted vaults – this descent will take you eerily close to the spirit world.

Unsettling at the best of times, the Blair Street Underground Vaults are even more so around All Hallow’s Eve: the feeble candlelight barely touching the darkness, a movement in the shadows, the cling of cobwebs on a goose-pimpled arm…

Prepare for the fright

You’ll meet at the Mercat Cross, where the city’s undead will have gathered. One of them will be your storyteller, dressed in authentic costume. First you’ll tread the quieter closes and wynds of Edinburgh’s Old Town, full of ghoulish tales.

And then we move underground. Descending into the Blair Street Underground Vaults, you’ll hear of the city’s most sinister side: body snatchers, torture, murder, hangings. Listen hard enough in the dark silence of the vaults, and you may even hear a faint echo of a centuries-old scream.

Children over 5 years old are welcome – but you’ll need to judge if they’re up to it!

Tour location -
Start point: Mercat Cross, High Street
End point: Blair Street Underground Vaults, Blair Street, off Hunter's Square

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