Ghosts & Ghouls Tour
* Mercat Tour’s original and most
* A light-hearted journey into
Edinburgh's dark past
* A heady mix of dramatic story-telling,
gruesome history and haunted underground
* Option of extending the tour with
further stories and a ‘wee refreshment’
in our candlelit hospitality suite.
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
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
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
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
: "This tour is my favorite.
There is always a good crowd and they
don’t take much persuasion to become
‘the Edinburgh mob’"
"One question: Who lit the candles?"
Summer (April to September) 7:00pm,
Winter (October to March) 7:00pm, 8:00pm
excluding 2nd, 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Start: Mercat Cross, High Street
Finish: Blair St, off Hunter Square -
White Horse Inn, Canongate - Tavern