Please meet your tour guide at the Mercat Cross on the High Street (Royal Mile) 15 minutes before departure
- Guided walk through Edinburgh's ghoulish past and ghostly present
- Famous haunted Blair Street underground vaults
- Complimentary refreshments in the candle-lit Megget’s Cellar
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!
'Hear horrific tales about punishments and other torture'
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 experience the sights and sounds of ‘Auld Reekie’ (the ‘old smoky’ town of Edinburgh).
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.
'Explore life and death in Old Edinburgh'
This entertaining evening finishes with a convivial drink and further spooky tales in an atmospheric candle-lit tavern. NOTE: Walking tour is conducted by Mercat Tours and departs from the Mercat Cross – High St, The Royal Mile. MAP.