As the sun sets 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.

• End with a wee dram of whisky in Megget’s cellar.

• E-tickets are sent straight to your mobile device.


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.

schedule Tour Times:

  • All Year Round, Daily: 19:00, 20:00 and 21:00.

hourglass_empty Duration:

  • 2 Hours.

place Meeting Points:

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

receipt Ticket Types:

  • Adult tickets aged 16-59 years.
  • Child tickets aged 5-15 years.
  • Senior tickets aged 60+ years.

error 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

Once you've completed your purchase a ticket voucher will be sent immediately via email.

Present this to the Mercat Tours representative at Mercat Cross (Parliament Square, next to St Giles Cathedral). It may be printed or stored electronically on a mobile device. The representative will be standing next to Mercat Tours branded advertising boards. Please make sure you arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the tour.


• The minimum age for this tour is 5 years.

• Children aged 5-15 years must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over.


• Full refunds can be provided for cancellation requests notified at least 24 hours in advance of the activity start time.

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