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Mercat save their most brutal stories for last. Learn about murder, treason and more on this 18+ late night walking tour.

• Walk with a professional historian tour guide.

• Get chilled to the bone with terrifying true stories.

• Descend into the Blair Street Vaults by torchlight.

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

  • Monday-Sunday: 21:00 & 21:30.


  • 1-Hour.

Meeting Points:

  • Start: Mercat Cross, High Street.
  • Finish: Underground Vaults, Blair Street, off Hunter's Square.

Ticket Types:

  • Concession tickets include students and seniors.

About The Hidden & Haunted Late Night Walking Tour:

Mercat's final late night tour is an adult only occasion that explores the darkest stories of Edinburgh's past. Your guide will focus on infamous events leading to treason, trial and bloody torture.

You'll also hear about the lives of the city's less reputable historical characters, who once stalked the narrow closes.

Later in the tour you will descend into the Blair Street Underground Vaults, an eerie yet fascinating complex of former slums, taverns, storehouses and small businesses dating back to the late 18th century.

These warrens were none too rosy in their heyday, and your guide will be sure to emphasise this as he/she spins a yarn of debauchery, murder and squalor.

Important Information:

As the Hidden & Haunted Walking Tour is conducted on foot, mostly outdoors, it is recommended that you bring appropriate clothing depending on the weather conditions.

Please note that people under the age of 18 are not permitted on this 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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