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Edinburgh Ghost Tour – Tour for Adults

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Edinburgh Ghost Tour – Tour for Adults
Edinburgh Ghost Tour – Tour for Adults
Edinburgh Ghost Tour – Tour for Adults


  • 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


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.

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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

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  • Tour of Edinburgh Vaults by candle light

Please note

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

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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.
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