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Edinburgh Ghost Tour – Tour for Adults

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Key Highlights

  • This tour caters for an adult audience
  • Discover Edinburgh’s sinister and unsavoury past
  • Walk down the Royal Mile and visit the famous Blair Street Underground Vaults by candle-light
  • Tour is lead by an expert guide
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    1 hour

    Start time

    9:00pm & 9:30pm

    Meeting Point

    Tour starts at Mercat Cross. (An octagonal monument on the Royal Mile, opposite City Chambers).
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    Tour ends at Interpretation Room of the Vaults, Blair Street

  • Overview & Itinerary


    On this late-night tour of Edinburgh you will discover the city at its most chilling. Your guide will reveal to you the darkest, most unsettling tales of bloody plots, treason and torture – guaranteed goose bump material!


    You will meet your guide at Mercat Cross, an octagonal monument on the Royal Mile, opposite City Chambers.

    On this tour you will discover:

    Blair Street Underground Vaults by candle light: For decades the vaults were used to house taverns, cobblers and other tradesmen but when the businesses abandoned the space, the poorest citizens of Edinburgh populated the dark, damp spaces of the vaults. Crimes including robbery and murder soon plagued the vaults. The infamous serial killer duo Burke and Hare, who sold corpses to medical schools, are rumoured to have hunted for victims in the vaults and even stored some of the bodies there.

    Written translations available on request (Fr, Ger, It, Sp, Rus).

    The tour ends in the vault’s interpretation room.

    Watch the video!

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Tour of Edinburgh Vaults by candle light
    • English guide


    • Meals
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination.They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Reviews
    • Tour Guide Hannah was amazing!

      Tour Guide made it very entertaining. Would recommend this Tour to others....

      Lynn Tome