City tours

Gory Stories kids walking tour of Edinburgh

Availability: Saturdays and Sundays
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Learn about the real history of Edinburgh
  • Enjoy a family-friendly walking ghost tour in a small group
  • See artifacts found in Edinburgh’s secret underground
What to expect

Tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on. A daytime tour for kids that will take you to some of the city’s most horrible haunts including a visit to our famous Blair Street Underground Vaults.

You’ll hear all about the creepy characters lurking in the past and the hideous real history of how people lived in 19th century Edinburgh. As you walk this city built on witch trials, body snatching and a gruesome past of torture, your expert guide will take you to the places where history lives.To start, you’ll visit the winding closes of Edinburgh’s Old Town. Learn the meaning of gardyloo and hope you never hear it, grimace at the tales of Scottish witches and find out what treasure could be found buried in a 19th century graveyard (clue: it’s not gold and shiny). You’ll even hear what school children, like you, once packed in their school bags on one eventful day.Hear what jobs were available for younger members of society and get a glimpse at what a family ‘home’ might look like. You’ll finish your excursion beneath the streets in our exclusive Blair Street Underground Vaults, once frequented by some of Edinburgh’s less appealing characters. And possibly still is…

If you’re aged 5 and over this is the tour for you and you'll even enjoy a special gift to take home!

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What's included
  • Walking tour with professional guide
Reduced price
  • Children (5-15 years old)
  • Seniors (60+)
  • Students with valid ID
Where

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 arrive at the meeting point at least 15minutes before the beginning of your tour
  • Tour ends: Blair Street Underground Vaults, Blair Street, off Hunter's Square
  • Family tickets cover 2 adults and 2 children between 5 and 15 years old
  • Concession tickets apply to seniors and students, with a valid ID
  • Children over five years of age are very welcome
  • Sensible walking shoes are advised
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When

11.00am

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Provider
Mercat Tours
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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