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Theatre REVIEW: Ghostly Underground - Mercat Tours - ★★★★★

Updated: May 19, 2022

Daytime tour of Edinburgh's haunted vaults, where you can hear more about mischief-makers, murderers and vagrants.



Ghostly Underground


Edinburgh, Mercat Cross, Royal Mile. - Blair Street Underground Vaults.


Saturday 5th June, runs daily

Saturday 19th June


Alexander, Aoife, Archie, Callie, Callum, Fiona, Greta, Hollye, James, Struan, Lily-Rose, Maya, Mylo, Theo & Stewart.

Charlie, Dylan, Ellie, Daniel, Euan, Eilidh, Billy, Anna, Kenny & Kim.


A daytime walking tour of Edinburgh’s most haunted vaults – and we’re the only people with access.

This tour is perfect for a peek into the city’s ghostly past because things don’t only go bump in the night.

The true history of the Blair Street Underground Vaults is terrifying enough – so abandon thoughts of manufactured frights and make-believe. The skill is in the storytelling: the vaults witnessed the deeds of mischief-makers and murderers, vagrants, and torturers. It’s one of Edinburgh’s most haunted sites, where restless spirits still tread.

First, you’ll follow your cloaked Mercat guide through the shadowy closes of Edinburgh’s Old Town. These are dark streets untouched by daylight, filled with a strange silence, their damp walls carrying only the faintest echo of the crowds on the high street you’ve left behind.

With the scene set, you’ll descend into the depths of the city – and listen in horror to its dark and sinister side. Torture. Murder. Hangings. From body snatchers to real-life characters of the city, you’ll be gripped by the true tales that lie hidden beneath Edinburgh’s streets.

Watch out for a cold breath on the back of the neck, a whisper, a flicker – then silence. It’s all the more chilling for being absolutely real: there are no tricks or jump scares on our ghost tours.

In Summary

  • Experience a ghost tour in the safety of the daylight hours

  • Get up close to Edinburgh’s haunted past

  • Explore the famous Blair Street Underground Vaults

  • Small groups mean tickets are limited. Book in advance for the best price & to guarantee your place

  • Choosing Mercat is 'Good for you, Good for Edinburgh' - our team, community and environment



OVERALL: ★★★★★

Mylo - ★★★★★

'I really enjoyed the tour. The guide created huge suspense and as we went into the vaults the atmosphere became more thrilling and I will do it again.'

Hollye - ★★★★★

'I was so scared I thought I would have a heart attack.'

Struan - ★★★★★

'They had a creepy atmosphere which help keep you nervous and on edge . The stories seemed real and as if that could happen to you. It was a great fun experience would do again.'

Alexander - ★★★★ 1/2

'Pretty scary, had fun. The best bits were the scary stories and getting back outside. The watcher's den was the most creepy.'

Lily-Rose - ★★★★★

'Really fun and creepy. Would definitely recommend.'

Callum - ★★★★

“It was scary cool! My favourite part was being in the caves. We even spotted a spooky face in one of my photos afterwards!”

Charlie - ★★★★ 1/2

'I really enjoyed it. I was expecting it to be all boring and about history we had already learned but it was really good at telling you enough information on the ghosts that it seemed quite scary but not like it was made up.

I would definitely go with friends again to see if anything different happened again but overall I would say it was interesting.

And that I might revisit it.'

Daniel - ★★★★★

'The ghost tour was really fun I enjoyed walking around Edinburgh and getting to go underground and it was the perfect mix between fun and creepy'

Some pics from our trips!...

Wait..... is that a face behind Struan?????



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