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Doomed, Dead & Buried Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Mercat Tours Ltd

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Doomed, Dead & Buried - Doomed, Dead & Buried

Adult (Aged 18+)
Concession (Seniors aged 60+ & Students aged 18+ with valid ID)

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Tour operator:
Mercat Tours Ltd
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How long? 1.75 hours

Where? Edinburgh

When? Tour runs 7.30pm and 8.30pm daily in high season (01/04/19 to 31/10/19), and 7.30pm daily in low season (01/11/19 to 31/03/20).

It might be something to do with the change in temperature. Or the perpetual darkness. Or the ever smaller rooms, stretching beyond the weak beam of a torch. Whatever the reason, there’s something unsettling about the Blair Street Underground Vaults – and your expert Mercat guide will reveal the troubling tales on this evening walking tour.

Cannibals. Body snatchers. Deals with the Devil. And that’s before we head underground.

Torture. Murder. Hangings. And that’s before we get to the vaults.

A walk along dim streets to the Canongate graveyard will bring you to the resting place of the city’s most famous figures: Adam Smith, the father of economics; David Rizzio, confidant of Mary Queen of Scots; and James Douglas, 3rd Marquess of Queensberry – the infamous cannibal of the Canongate. On this ghost tour you’ll enjoy plenty of tales of dastardly deeds and ghostly sightings in the atmospheric locations.

What's included?
  • 1hr 45min guided tour led by one of our expert Storytellers
  • Exclusive access to our famous Blair Street Underground Vaults


This tour will start from the Mercat Cross on The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1RF before visiting Edinburgh`s Old Town, Blair Street Underground Vaults and ending in the Canongate Kirkyard, 153 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8BN.


Tour runs 7.30pm and 8.30pm daily in high season (01/04/19 to 31/10/19), and 7.30pm daily in low season (01/11/19 to 31/03/20).


You must be aged 18+ to join this tour.

Babies and strollers are not permitted and anyone suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be refused participation.


Hail, rain, wind or snow: your guide will always be there to greet you. Your guide is very skilled at finding shelter from the elements, but do dress for the cold (hat/gloves) especially in the evenings and in the winter months. Tours will only be cancelled if weather conditions are deemed to be hazardous.

What to bring/wear

Flat, sensible shoes are recommended as the the ground can be very uneven. Feel free to bring an umbrella for the outdoor portion of your tour (just in case).


You should be of a reasonable fitness level to enjoy this walking tour.

Our Blair Street Underground Vaults are not wheelchair accessible.

Cancellation Policy

Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable, but where possible we will endeavour to transfer you to an alternative tour (subject to availability).

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