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As the sun begins to set take to Edinburgh's streets and immerse yourself in tales of witchcraft, torture and ghosts.

• Walk Edinburgh's vaults and streets with a Mercat Guide.

• Hear real life stories of once rampant lynch mobs.

• At the end, enjoy a wee dram of whisky in Megget’s cellar.

• Tours are reserved and confirmed immediately by email.
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Tour Times:

  • Apr-Oct: 19:00 & 20:00, daily.
  • Nov-Mar: 20:00, daily.


  • 2 Hours.

Meeting Points:

  • Start: Mercat Cross, High Street.
  • Finish: Megget's Cellar, Blair St, off Hunter's Sqr.

Ticket Types:

  • Child tickets aged 5-15 years.
  • Concession tickets include students and seniors.
  • Family tickets include 2 adults and 2 children.

About The Edinburgh Ghosts & Ghouls Evening Walking Tour:

Mercat's Ghosts and Ghouls walking tour is an evening journey that explores terrifying tales of tortured individuals whose spirits are reputed to stalk the streets above and below Edinburgh's Old Town.

It begins at dusk in the centre of Edinburgh's medieval Mercat Cross. Led by a professional tour guide you will venture through the narrow cobbled streets hearing true tales of crime, punishment and infamous murders. Restless spirits are reputed to haunt the locations of their former lives.

In time you'll arrive at the Blair Street Underground Vaults, where the party will descend into an extensive and long abandoned subterranean world. The Vaults are an infamous hotbed of paranormal activity, and the section of the tour that takes place here visits some of the most sinister areas.

All tours finish with a complimentary drink in Megget’s Cellar bar. Whiskey, wine and soft drinks will be available.

Important Information:

As the Ghosts And Ghouls Walking Tour is conducted on foot, sometimes outdoors, it is recommended that you bring appropriate clothing depending on the weather conditions.

Please note that children under the age of 5 are not permitted on any Mercat walking tour.

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Helpful ticket usage instructions are listed below.

Important Information & Usage instructions

Please print out the voucher you receive from this site and meet at the Mercat Cross 15 minutes before the start of the tour. The Mercat Cross is located at the centre of Parliament Square, next to St Giles Cathedral. You will be greeted by a Mercat Tours representative beside the branded Mercat advertising boards.

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