Halloween Underground
Activities

Halloween Underground

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: See calendar availability
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 1 hour
Do this because
  • Experience a Halloween ghost tour of Edinburgh's haunted past
  • Explore the Blair Street Underground Vaults during the spookiest time of year
  • Learn about the tortures, murderers and witches of the city
What to expect

Unsettling at the best of times, the Blair Street Underground Vaults are even more so around All Hallow's Eve. The feeble candlelight barely touching the darkness, a movement in the shadows, the cling of cobwebs on a goose-pimpled arm... prepare yourselves for the fright!

You'll start the tour at Mercat Cross, where the city's undead will be gathered. One of them will be your storyteller, dressed in authentic costume. First you'll roam the quieter closes and wynds of Edinburgh's Old Town, full of ghoulish tales.

You'll then move underground descending into the Blair Street Underground Vaults. Here you'll hear of the city's most sinister side: body snatchers, torture, murder, hangings. Listen hard enough in the dark silence of the vaults, and you may even hear a faint echo of a centuries-old scream.

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What's included
  • Guided tour
  • Entrance to the Blair Street Underground Vaults
Reduced price
  • Seniors (ages 60+)
  • Children (ages 5-15)
  • Students (ages 18+) with valid ID
Where

Mercat Cross, Royal Mile, EH1 1RF

Meeting point:

Look for the 8-sided monument with a white unicorn on top (between Cafe Nero and St. Giles Cathedral).

What to remember
  • Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the tour start time to allow for check-in
  • The tour will end at the Discovery Room, Mercat Tours, 28 Blair Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR
  • The Blair Street Underground Vaults are not wheelchair accessible and the tour may be unsuitable for those with mobility issues
  • This tour is only available for those aged 5+ and babies and strollers are not permitted
  • You are kindly required to wear masks/face coverings
  • Devices will be used on the tours to allow personal distancing and ensure that the guide is still heard clearly whilst wearing PPE. Visitors are advised to bring their own headphones where possible (standard 3.5mm jack). Headphones will be provided for those who need them
  • Any persons suspected to be under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances will be refused participation
  • Any persons suspected to be under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances will be refused participation
  • You should be of a reasonable fitness level to participate
  • Warm clothing and sensible footwear advised
  • There is a maximum of 12 people per tour
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When
  • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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Provider
Mercat Tours Ltd
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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