Doomed, Dead & Buried evening walking tour of Edinburgh
History & heritage tours

Doomed, Dead & Buried evening walking tour of Edinburgh

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Thursday to Sunday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 1 hour 45 minutes
Do this because
  • Explore the Blair Street Underground Vaults and the Canongate graveyard
  • Enjoy an Edinburgh ghost tour in a small group
  • Delve into the terror of the city’s gruesome past
What to expect

Explore the haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults with access no other tour company can offer, then head to the Canongate graveyard, where the spirits of the dead await.

It might be something to do with the change in temperature. Or the perpetual darkness. Or the ever smaller rooms, stretching beyond the weak beam of a torch. Whatever the reason, there’s something unsettling about the Blair Street Underground Vaults – and your expert guide will reveal the troubling tales on this evening walking tour.

A walk along dim streets to the Canongate graveyard will bring you to the resting place of the city’s most famous figures: Adam Smith, the father of economics; David Rizzio, the lover of Mary Queen of Scots; and James Douglas, 3rd Marquess of Queensberry – the infamous cannibal of the Canongate. On this ghost tour you’ll enjoy plenty of tales of dastardly deeds and ghostly sightings in the atmospheric locations.

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What's included
  • Tour with expert guide
Reduced price
  • Seniors (60+)
  • Students with valid ID

Mercat Cross, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, United Kingdom

Meeting point:

The Mercat Cross is an 8 sided monument situated on the Royal Mile. The tour departs from right in front of it

What to remember
  • Please note that Blair Street Underground Vaults are not currently in use for health and safety/social distancing reasons. Tours will be above-ground only for the time being
  • Devices will be used so that the guide is still heard clearly whilst wearing PPE. Visitors are advised to bring their own headphones where possible
  • Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the beginning of your tour
  • Tour ends: Canongate Graveyard, 153 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BN
  • Children over 5 years of age are welcome – but you’ll need to judge if they’re up to it!
  • This tour does not allow more than 12 people
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  • Please check the calendar to find this tour's availability
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Mercat Tours
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the activity begins.

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