Hidden and Haunted Edinburgh

Mercat Tours Ltd

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Hidden and Haunted - Hidden and Haunted

Adult (Aged 18+)
Concession (Seniors aged 60+ & Students with valid ID)

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Mercat Tours Ltd
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How long? 1 hour

Where? Edinburgh

When? Tour runs at 9.30pm and 10pm daily.

These tales are not fit for the glare of daylight – or for telling to those under 18. Join us, and your guide will share true stories of sinister misdeeds and terrible consequences. Starting your walking tour above ground around the wynds and closes of the Old Town, you'll hear of bloody plots that led to treason and torture – as well as secret lives that led to horrific deaths and tormented souls.

To delve deeper, go underground

Is it my imagination, or did it just get a little colder?

There’s definitely an unsettling feel to our Blair Street Underground Vaults – your expert Mercat guide will reveal troubled tales as you continue this underground walking tour. Expect true stories of murder and hangings – all in the atmosphere of the vaults.

Pick out evidence of life in the distant past – and perhaps more – lurking just beyond the faint beam of your guide’s torch.

What's included?
  • 1 hour guided tour, led by one of our expert Storytellers
  • Exclusive access to our famous Blair Street Underground Vaults


This tour will start from the Mercat Cross on The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1RF before visiting Edinburgh`s Old Town, and ending after your visit to our Blair Street Underground Vaults (28 Blair Street, EH1 1QR).


Tour runs at 9.30pm and 10pm daily.


You must be aged 18+ to join this tour.

Babies and strollers are not permitted and anyone suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be refused participation.


Hail, rain, wind or snow: your guide will always be there to greet you. Your guide is very skilled at finding shelter from the elements, but do dress for the cold (hat/gloves) especially in the evenings and in the winter months.Tours will only be cancelled if weather conditions are deemed to be hazardous.

What to bring/wear

Flat, sensible shoes are recommended as the the ground can be very uneven. Feel free to bring an umbrella for the outdoor portion of your tour (just in case).


You should be of a reasonable fitness level to enjoy this walking tour.

Our Blair Street Underground Vaults are not wheelchair accessible.

Cancellation Policy

Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable, but where possible we will endeavour to transfer you to an alternative tour (subject to availability).

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