Evening Walking Tour -
Edinburgh’s Ghosts and Ghouls Operated by Mercat Tours
SUMMER: 31st March 2014 to 31st October 2014
WINTER: 1st November 2014 to 29th March 2015
Walking tour departs from the Mercat Cross, High Street, The Royal Mile. MAP. Duration 2 hours.
Adult price from £15.00 to £16.00 per person Discount price from £13.00 to £14.00 per person (students, over 60s and 5-17 years)
a guided walk through Edinburgh's ghoulish past and ghostly present
the famous haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults
complimentary refreshments in the candle-lit Megget’s Cellar
Mercat Cross – tour departure point
After a day out sightseeing why not experience the capital’s grim and grisly past on an evening ghost tour? With troubling tales of gruesome punishment and unsettled spirits you will experience a flavour of life, and death, in Old Edinburgh.
The walking tour begins at the Mercat Cross (Market Cross), the medieval gathering point where important information was announced to the citizens of Edinburgh. More famously it was also a place of execution where the city mob thoroughly enjoyed the free ‘entertainment’ of blood, guts and gore, of which there was plenty!
You will hear horrific tales about criminals’ ears being nailed to the Cross, cruel punishments and other torture before being lead by a costumed guide through the dark alleyways of Old Edinburgh to further experience the sights and sounds of ‘Auld Reekie’ (the ‘old smoky’ town of Edinburgh).
Blair Street Vaults
The tour visits the shadowy closes where ghosts still cling to ancient sites and descends into the famously haunted Blair Street Vaults, underground caverns created when two huge bridges were built to connect different parts of this historic city.
This entertaining evening finishes with a convivial drink and further spooky tales in an atmospheric tavern.
Explore life and death in Old Edinburgh
NOTE: Walking tour is conducted by Mercat Tours and departs from the Mercat Cross, High St/The Royal Mile. MAP.