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 candle light.

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


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.

schedule Tour Times:

  • Daily: 21:30 and 22:00.

hourglass_empty Duration:

  • 1-Hour.

place Meeting Points:

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

receipt Ticket Types:

  • Adult tickets aged 18-59 years.
  • Senior tickets aged 60+ years.

error 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

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 18 years.


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

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