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Theatre REVIEW: Gory Stories for Kids: Mercat Tours - ★★★★

Updated: Nov 17, 2021

A family tour, suitable for kids over five, that shows you to some horrible haunts including the famous Blair Street Underground Vaults.



Gory Stories for Kids


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


Runs daily

Our visit: Saturday 6th November 2021


Georgie, Greta, Niamh, Ayla, Rowan, Sakura, Erynn, Sandy, Myles, Archie, Maddie, Lorcan, Jamie.


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…




Sandy (Age 8) - ★★★★★

'Spooky! It nearly spooked me to death and it's funny.'

Archie (Age 9) - ★★★★★

'I really enjoyed the tour when we went into the vaults. My favourite story was about the tunnels under Edinburgh castle. I really enjoyed the tour and the vaults and I give it 5 stars.'

Maddie (Age 7) - ★★★

'I thoguht the ghost tour was kind of scary like when we saw a human body (it was fake anyway!). Some of the stories I liked but some of them creeped me out like the bagpiper going under the castle and never returning. I kind of enjoyed it but some of it creeped me out so I'll give it 3 stars.'

Greta (Age 7) - ★★★★

'We went underground and put the headphones on and could listen to the guide scary stories. The underground was very scary because he was talking about ghosts that were very mad.'

Some pics from our trips!...

Spooky green orb following us in the vault...


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