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

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Evening of Ghost and Ghouls in Edinburgh

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • Enjoy a small-group experience, limited to 18 people maximum
  • 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
  • Evening ghost and ghouls tour of Edinburgh

What's Included

  • Award-winning local storytellers
  • Small group experience
  • Exclusive access to Blair Street Underground Vaults
  • TourTalk radio receiver to enjoy a more immersive storytelling experience
  • Alcoholic Beverages

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • 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.

    Start time

    07:00 PM

    End point

    • 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.

    What To Expect

    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.

    Mercat Cross

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    Edinburgh Old Town

    45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Mercat Tours

    1 hour Admission Ticket Included

    Royal Mile

    30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children 5yrs and above only
    • Tours are guaranteed all year round, so please dress for the weather, with comfortable shoes.
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    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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    Traveler Tips

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


    394 reviews
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    Great tour!
    Robert_M, Aug 2023
    Thomas was a great guide. Very fun tour! The underground was incredible and the history under Edinburgh is worth the price of admission.
    Fay was a fluent,...
    Janet_S, Aug 2023
    Fay was a fluent, charming, intelligent and, thankfully, calming guide for a superb and powerful dip into these dark vaults. Be warned that it has some horribly gory elements. The whisky at the end, with accompanying ghost stories, was very welcome! I highly recommend this tour.
    Not as fun but cool to see.
    CarrieBarnicle, Jul 2023
    We knew this wasn't going to be "scary" but didn't have any idea how....not scary it would be. Our guide Scott was really nice and the walk to the vaults was nice, despite the rain (it's Scotland) but it really was lackluster. I feel like photos should have been encouraged. Yes, no flash due to it being dark but try to have some fun with it. The ending with the whiskey tasting, it was nice that you weren't committed to having just whiskey. There were other options, which was nice. But to feel like we were obligated to stay after the "tasting", that was a bummer. We would have left. Or would have been nice to again been encouraged to take some nice, fun photos. We felt like jerks for trying to have a bit of fun with it. Scott, again, really great guy and informative....needs to have a little more fun.
    Waste of money
    Paula_W, Jul 2023
    Absolutely terrible embarrassing waste of money .very unprofessional not anything like I thought was really bad
    My husband and I really...
    Kim_G, Jun 2023
    My husband and I really enjoyed the tour. It was informative and Naeve was an excellent storyteller.
    Excellent tour with intriguing stories
    Leah_M, Jun 2023
    Great informative tour, with a fun and knowledgeable guide, Fay. Wonderful storytelling and entertainment. Would definitely recommend.
    Robert_F, May 2023
    Storyteller was pretty good but the whole tour was kinda hokie for $65. I would not recommend this to anyone
    Michael was such a treat....
    Phoebe_S, May 2023
    Michael was such a treat. He did a fantastic job telling some very fantastic and spooky stories. We really enjoyed our experience. Thank you!
    Spooky vibes and history
    Alaina_L, May 2023
    Our guide Neave was absolutely wonderful and told scary, grisly ghost stories all night in the vaults. The whisky at the end was excellent and spooky atmosphere. Highly recommend! You learn some history and had all the eery vibes of Edinburgh.
    Hangings. The presenter...
    Heli_K, Apr 2023
    Hangings. The presenter was very good, like a professional actor. We were able to hear everything. Our 12 year old did say that the tour was OK. :)
    Great story telling
    Sarah_S, Apr 2023
    Our guide Mark was an excellent story teller! The lady who served us our drinks was friendly and charming. Great history with some spooky story telling.
    Fantastic ghost tour
    paula_B, Nov 2022
    Mark was a great storyteller, knowledgeable and interesting - a very atmospheric tour with a tot of whiskey too!
    Fantastic evening! ...
    Jason_M, Oct 2022
    Fantastic evening! Michael was an amazing storyteller, and we loved the drink in the cellar after. Plus a full moon rising over the Royal Mile to kick things off - couldn't have planned it any better!
    Fay was an excellent tour...
    Jesse_L, Aug 2022
    Fay was an excellent tour guide! Took us through spooky alleys and into the vaults. An excellent story teller.
    A great time
    Matthew_B, Jul 2022
    Our guide Steve was fantastic. He was engaging and told wonderful stories over the course of two hours.
    Spooky Edinburgh
    dvschorer2, Jul 2022
    Enjoyed going into the vaults and learning about Edinburgh's dark past... Would highly recommend this tour
    Extremely captivating ghost walk
    Anthony_D, Jul 2022
    Madge was an amazing storyteller! I highly recommend this tour. You will learn about dark side of edinburgh history. Plus, a nice dram of whiskey at the end of the tour was perfect.
    Faye was a great story...
    Taylor_Y, Jul 2022
    Faye was a great story teller and the stories were all interesting and captivating as well as funny in places. The portion in Megget's Cellar when the lights were out felt like we were in a cosy tavern listening to a bard regale us with entertaining stories of the local area.
    Ghost tour Edinburgh
    Maria_S, Jun 2022
    Mark has a real talent for story telling. Very knowledgeable and interesting. Nice wee dram at the end of the tour, followed by more stories.
    Great! Good hosts
    Declan_S, Jun 2022
    Great. Niamh was a great host! Enjoyed the whole experience! Stories were scary and the drinks after were amazing

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