The Ghosts & Ghouls Tour
* Mercat Tour’s original and most popular tour
* A light-hearted journey into Edinburgh's dark past
* A heady mix of dramatic story-telling, gruesome history and haunted underground vaults
* Option of extending the tour with further stories and a ‘wee refreshment’ in our candlelit hospitality suite.

Ghosts and Ghouls - By day Edinburgh is a bustling metropolis – but at night the old buildings and narrow closes take on a more sinister air…A long history of murder, torture, hangings and plague has left a haunting legacy on the city's Old Town and ghostly apparitions now walk its streets.

Enter the underground vaults whose walls, it is said, have absorbed the memories of those who once lived and worked there. This part of the tour is not for the faint-hearted. Cling tightly to the person beside you: we try to leave with the same number as we had on going in!

Choose the Premium Tour and end your tour with a drink in a candle-lit room as your guide enthrals you further with eerie tales from Edinburgh's past.

Be Warned: Mercat Tours employs neither sound nor visual effects on this tour. If you see or hear something untoward during your time with us - Be Concerned !!!

There is a maximum of 40 places per guide on this tour. Tickets sell really quickly on this, our most popular tour, so you are STRONGLY advised to book your ticket in advance.

Tour Details

Guide Comments : "This tour is my favorite. There is always a good crowd and they don’t take much persuasion to become ‘the Edinburgh mob’"

Visitor Comments: "One question: Who lit the candles?"

Tour Times:
Summer (April to September) 7:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:00pm
Winter (October to March) 7:00pm, 8:00pm excluding 2nd, 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st December

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Start: Mercat Cross, High Street

Finish: Blair St, off Hunter Square - Walk only
White Horse Inn, Canongate - Tavern Option

 

 

 

 

 

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