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Small Group Ghost Tour incl. Underground Vaults & free drink in Megget's Cellar

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Small Group Ghost Tour incl. Underground Vaults & free drink in Megget's Cellar
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Edinburgh is notoriously one of the most haunted places in the UK, making it a prime destination for ghost-hunters. Dare to discover the city’s dark side on this evening tour and visit the eerie Blair Street Underground Vaults, follow in the footsteps of the infamous Edinburgh Mob, then settle your nerves with a dram of Scotch whisky in Megget's Cellar.
  • Evening ghost and ghouls tour of Edinburgh
  • Venture into the haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults
  • Enjoy a dram of Scotch whisky in Megget's Cellar
  • Hear stories of Edinburgh’s dark history from a storyteller guide

Additional Details

Maximum group size of 18: Stories of blood, guts and gore in the Old Town, then a Scotch whisky in a candlelit cellar to warm the heart.
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Award-winning local storytellers
Small group experience
Exclusive access to Blair Street Underground Vaults
TourTalk radio receiver to enjoy live storytelling at safe distance
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Mercat Cross , High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK

Mercat Cross, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF. Look for the 8 sided monument with white Unicorn on top. You will find a member of our visitor services team waiting here to check you in. They will be dressed in black, holding an iPad, wearing an orange lanyard & holding a black & orange umbrella.

7:15 PM
28 Blair St , 28 Blair St, Edinburgh EH1 1QR, UK

Megget`s Cellar, 28 Blair Street, EH1 1QR. This tour ends in Megget's Cellar, which is located half way down the stairs to the Blair Street Underground Vaults, right underneath our main booking office.

Meet your guide on High Street and set off to explore the closes and wynds of Edinburgh’s Old Town. As you stroll through the dimly lit streets, your guide sets the scene with stories of Edinburgh’s murky past; tales of torture, murder, and witchcraft on the city streets; and of course, the legends of the city’s ghosts and ghouls.

Hear about the riots of the Edinburgh Mob as you pass the Mercat Cross, then descend into the Blair Street Underground Vaults to uncover the secrets of that lie beneath the city streets. Don’t be surprised if you sense some ghostly happenings—ghosts like Jack, Mr. Boots, and The Watcher reside here.

Finally, finish your tour in the atmosphere room at Megget's Cellar, where you are served a dram of Scotch whisky to help calm your nerves before you venture back to your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Mercat Cross
Tour meeting point. Discover what makes this 8 sided monument so historically significant.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Edinburgh Old Town
Hear grisly tales of witchcraft, torture and restless spirits as you venture down medieval closes.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Mercat Tours
An informed look at Edinburgh’s ghostly past. Explore the Blair Street Underground Vaults with an expert storyteller. Recover with a dram of Dewar’s Scotch Whisky in our candlelit cellar Enjoy a ghost tour of Edinburgh based on real events.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Royal Mile
Stroll the shadowy closes and soak up the atmosphere of the Royal Mile
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children 5yrs and above only
  • Tours are guaranteed all year round, so please dress for the weather, with comfortable shoes.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Mercat Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small Group Ghost Tour incl. Underground Vaults & free drink in Megget's Cellar?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small Group Ghost Tour incl. Underground Vaults & free drink in Megget's Cellar?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Small Group Ghost Tour incl. Underground Vaults & free drink in Megget's Cellar?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small Group Ghost Tour incl. Underground Vaults & free drink in Megget's Cellar?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Traveler Tips


  • "A great evening out for those who appreciate a good story!" See review
  • "Finish trip with wee pint of beer and dram of Whisky !" See review

Reviews

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star-2
Sadly Disappointing
Dlynn_W
, Aug 2021
Maybe my expectations were off, but this was not a "spooky" tour at all. Our guide seemed more like a children's storyteller. Bless her heart, she tried to be suspenseful and scary but it just wasn't authentic and the locations we visited were(yawn) underwhelming, or boring at best. Super sad that I wasted an evening and the money. I later learned of better tours. Ask around.
star-4
Great evening
John_T
, Aug 2021
Our guide Mark was an excellent story teller . The only downside was that our group included some rather annoying children who constantly interrupted him- perhaps make some sessions adults only?
star-5
Great
Liam_M
, Aug 2021
Really great tour definitely recommend mark was great with his story telling informed all the way around
star-5
Who ya gonna call....
adamvoll777
, Feb 2020
Karis was an amazing guide that was full of knowledge and jokes. She answered every question we had and was very easy to talk to. Definitely recommend this tour to anyone traveling through the area.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hi Adam, Thanks for tkaing the time to leave us a review. Happy to have earned your recommendation and that you enjoyed your time with us. All the best, Kim
star-5
Edinburgh Old Town evening tour
Roving577393
, Nov 2019
First tour experience and we really enjoyed it our guide Claudia was brilliant very informative and enthusiastic really got us into the stories and experience and even had a good laugh. Would deffinately recommend the blood guts and gore tour and the drink at the end topped it off. We learnt some history of Edinburgh Old Town and loved every minuet of it, something we will not forget.
star-5
Amazing
TheMagicCap
, Nov 2019
A brilliant tour, well organised and entering the vaults made it much easier to picture the life of the city back then. The guide Karis was very knowledgeable and also performed the stories well, she seemed genuinely interested and helped to bring the stories to life. The whiskey at the end was perfect to warm up!
star-5
Atmospheric setting and enthusiastic guide
scottkerr2019
, Nov 2019
Went on a tour with Stephanie and her enthusiasm truly consumed me and my friends. Great venues for some fantastic stories. Stephanie passion really brought everything to life
star-5
Great tour.
86cherylc
, Oct 2019
This tour was very enjoyable and gives you an insight to life in Edinburgh from the 1600s it was fun too our guide Lauren was very vocal and entertaining. We went down the Blair street vaults and found them very interesting and spooky it is hard to believe businessmen were in there very strange. In Megets cellar we all got to hear more stories and a tipple of choice it was a nice touch to the end of the tour it was a very good way to spend a night in Edinburgh.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Edinburgh Underground tour-Amazing
haidarbugsmom
, Oct 2019
What a great tour and at a great price. I highly recommend this tour, especially during October. We went the week before Samhuinn so it was fun to here to stories of ghosts and the history behind the vaults.
star-2
Underwhelming
t0uringgirl
, Oct 2019
The tour wasn't as informative or entertaining as we had hoped but kind of cheesy (which i kind of expected but still). The whiskey sample was in a basement room of the tour company - not an actual pub and was stuffy and drab - we left without sampling as it was not even quality whiskey (we're in Scotland for gosh sakes). Would not recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful

Product code: 2934P18

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