Absorb the damning history of those who suffered torture, murder, and hangings, and the deathly echo they left behind…Learn about restless spirits of mischief-makers and murderers, vagrants, body snatchers and torturers! Can you feel a ‘cold breath’ on your neck? Keep an eye out for those lights, they keep flickering for some reason...Creeped out yet? Once you descend deep into the city whether that be the daytime or evening, you will be immersed in the rich cultural history of crime and bewitched by the art of Scottish Storytelling. Mercat offers exclusive audio devices (but you must bring your own earphones) to follow around the tour to ignite your imaginations and bring your dark surroundings to life! This tour is recommended to ages 5+ due to scary themes and topics. So, are you brave enough to uncover the dark hidden secrets in vaults and the narrow streets of Edinburgh?
For an alternative day out, that’s not just exclusive to Halloween, families all over the UK can travel to Edinburgh to explore the haunted and twisted tails of the vaults. What’s more fun than a good old spooky story?
- Immersive spooky tour (daytime and evenings)
- Provided audio device, must bring your own earphones
- A unique family day out
28 Blair Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR.,
Edinburgh and Lothian,
0131 225 5445
Carers go free
Yes, there is parking nearby.
No, there are no toilets available.
No, there are no baby changing facilities.
Blair Street Vaults has not told us if you can bring a picnic.
No, there are no dining options.
Yes, Blair Street Vaults is wheelchair friendly.Not suitable for people with per-ambulatory difficulties as they include the Underground Vaults which are accessed down a winding staircase and where flooring is the original, uneven earth and rock. We can provide a hearing loop and short written synopses for those with hearing difficulties (please alert us beforehand that you are coming) and guides have worked well alongside interpreters for British Sign Language (BSL) users.
No, Blair Street Vaults have stated they are not pushchair friendly.
Blair Street Vaults has not told us if they are dog friendly.