Raising the dead

Discover the Blair Street Underground Vaults at Halloween, with access no other tour company can offer. Then tread carefully to the Canongate graveyard, among the restless spirits of the dead.

Raising the dead

About Raising the dead

The feeble candlelight is little comfort against the gloom of Halloween in the Blair Street Underground Vaults.

On this tour visitors will experience Edinburgh’s most haunted site at the most haunted time of year: they may see a figure in the shadows, feel a chill breath on the back of their neck, a thin draught in a deserted passage. And all the while, their expert Mercat guide, in full Halloween costume, will spin wild and haunting tales of Edinburgh’s past – all of them true.

Children over 5 years old are welcome – but you’ll need to judge if they’re up to it!

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Raising the dead are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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1st January 2018 - 31st December 2018
Discover a dark, damp world unchanged since the 18th century in this tour of Blair Street Underground Vaults with Mercat Tours.
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Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

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Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

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Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

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Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime.

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