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Doomed, Dead and Buried, Edinburgh

  • Fire up your imagination, follow your feet and enjoy this journey into Edinburgh’s ghoulish past
  • Hear of those who are forever doomed to haunt Edinburgh's underground vaults
  • Enjoy a complimentary drink in the atmospheric cellar to finish your spooky tour

Follow your feet and discover the eerie tales of old Edinburgh. The old town plays host to 18th century secret underground vaults, this catacomb of chambers is certainly not for the faint hearted.

Your guide will tell the tale of the man who made a deal with the devil and the woman who was doomed to forever haunt the vaults.  There are many more character's to speak of who were doomed to die here and haunt these historic vaults.

More ghoulish stories await at the Cannongate Graveyard where the spirits linger in anticipation of your arrival.  Hear of the infamous Burke and Hare’s body snatching and tales of cannibalism!

Are you brave enough?



1 hour45 mins

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No minimum height

No maximum height

Wheelchair Friendly


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Outdoor - No

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No Animals Allowed

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About the provider

Mercat Tours, Mercat Cross, Edinburgh

Mercat Cross,
Royal Mile,
United Kingdom

Founded in 1985, Mercat Tours are well established tour company set in the heart of Edinburgh. Visitors to the city, traditionally went to the Mercat Cross on the High Street, to seek local information and so it was decided all their tours would begin here and in turn the company would be named after it! They offer a brilliant range of fascinating history and eerie ghost tours, above and below the ancient streets of Edinburgh…
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